Mini Grants

CCPH is proud to offer annual Mini-Grants to worthy public history endeavors across the state. We do this to:


  • Promote quality history experiences for all Californians through exhibitions, educational activities, publications, etc.

  • Further the purposes of CCPH by making small, yet meaningful, grants to organizations throughout California.

  • Promote continual development of high standards of historical research, presentations and preservation among California's heritage organizations.

  • Promote professional practices among California's hertiage organizations in all aspects of operation.

Grant Application Criteria:


--Applicants must be California nonprofits or agencies of state, county, or local government.


--Applicants must contribute a significant portion of the total project cost, either in cash or through in-kind volunteer time and materials.


--Organizations awarded grant funds in a previous granting cycle must submit the written report on the previous year's grant before applying in the current grant cycle.

Awards typically range from $500 to $1,000!

CCPH uses the following criteria in evaluating grant applications:



Relevance - Is the project appropriate for CCPH funding?


Significance - Is the project focused on legitimate historic themes, events, or subject matter?


Quality - Does the project embody or promote the development of high standards and greater awareness of history for the community?


Management Ability - Does the project show careful planning; does the organization have the management capabilities to successfully carry out the project?  


CCPH will not fund:


1. Purchase of equipment

2. Scholarships

3. Awards 

4. Receptions, meals

5. Long-distance trips

6. Projects (or elements of projects) substantially completed             before the anticipated date of the grant award

7. Membership solicitations and members programs

8. Fundraising activities

How to Apply:



CCPH is not accepting mini grant applications at this time.


Please contact committee chair, Meta Bunse, for more information at






Recent Grant Recipients include:


Angels Camp Museum Foundation




California State Employees Assocation