Sponsoring a student art project, restoration of historic stained glass and installation of a women veterans marker are three ways local communities exemplify DAR's mission of historic preservation, education and patriotism. Click here to see more photos of Special Projects Grants recipients.
Download the Special Projects Grant application. (PDF)
The purpose of this grant program is to give financial support to projects in local communities that exemplify the mission of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. To accomplish this, NSDAR will make grants available to fund initiatives in these three mission areas. Examples of grant funding available:
- Historic Preservation – Restore or refurbish an historic site, such as a community cemetery or landmark building
- Education - Donate books or resource materials for tutoring programs
- Patriotism - Erect a granite monument to veterans in a city park.
Click here to view Special Project Grants recipients and photo slideshows of projects around the country funded by DAR grants.
Only Non-profit 501 (C) (3) entities may apply for these funds. Grants will be awarded for projects that relate directly to the mission and objectives of historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Only one grant funding will be awarded to any one entity as part of the 2010-2013 Wright Administration President General’s Project. Grants of $1000 to $2000 amounts are encouraged with a cap of $10,000 for grant requests. Applicants will be required to match the grant award 1:1 in order to allow broader distribution of funds. Matching funds are not required to come from the organization applying for the grant but may come from multiple donors or fundraising.
Download the Special Projects Grants brochure. (PDF)
A national chairman administers this committee, serving with three national vice chairmen who are responsible for the three grant areas of historic preservation, education and patriotism. These proposals will be submitted to the national chairman, Special Projects Grants Committee, and will be evaluated by independent judges selected for this purpose. Successful applicants will be notified by NSDAR and will be required to complete all projects within one year of the awarding of the grant. Communications about these grants to all units of NSDAR, compliance, monitoring and final completion reporting are the responsibility of the national chairman, Special Projects Grants Committee. Funding for the grants will be provided through the 2010-2013 Wright President General’s Project Fund.
Timeframe for Grant Application, Processing and Project Completion
February 1 – Grant proposals must be postmarked to be received by the National Chairman.
April – Grant grantees approval by Executive Committee.
May 1 – A Grant Agreement Form will accompany Notification to winners.
May 1 to May 21 – Grantees return to National Chairman two signed copies of Grant Agreement Form with documentation of grant matching funds to national chairman. The sponsoring DAR chapter or state organization will be notified by National Chairman of an approved grant to begin work with entity on acknowledging NSDAR’s participation.
Shortly after June 1- Grants awarded list is posted on DAR public website and DAR member's web committee page upon National Chairman receiving all grantees signed grant agreements.
No later than six weeks after May 21 – The first payment will occur within six weeks of receipt of the completed form by the national chairman after consultation with the Treasurer General.
GRANT AGREEMENT FORM: Upon approval of an application, grantees must sign a Grant Agreement Form outlining the details governing the grant. Upon receipt of the completed Grant Agreement Form, half of the approved funds will be sent to the grantee. The remainder of the funds will be distributed after submission of the final report.