Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants

Supporting the preservation of Minnesota’s history and culture since 2008

The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants program —also known as Legacy Grants — is a competitive process created to provide financial support for projects focused on preserving Minnesota’s history and culture. This state-funded program is made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, created through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

About the Grants program

Special Notice on the COVID-19 Virus

Grant recipients and applicants are encouraged to contact grant staff with any questions. The Grants Office is operating with staff working from home. During this month, the best way to contact us is by email. For a list of staff’s emails, go to our staff web page which lists our contact information. However, if needed a phone conference call or video conferencing can be arranged. We will continue to do our best to support you and ask for your patience as we work to answer your questions. If you have any questions, please reach out. We appreciate all that you do to preserve Minnesota's history, and we look forward to continuing our important work.

Find a specialist

The Preservation Specialists Directory is a resource of companies and individuals that can provide services for your grant projects. These include tradespeople, collections specialists, exhibit planners, and much more.

Additional history resources

Augment your history organization's development and your own management skills with these tools and services designed to help you interpret and preserve the history of your community.