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 Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund using sales tax revenue resulting from the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy amendment created through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. 

About this Grant Program

Special Notice on the Historic Resources Advisory Committee Large Grants Meeting - September 22 & 23, 2022

The Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC) will be meeting to publicly discuss and determine their funding recommendations for this year's round of large Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants applications. Anyone is welcome to attend; however, audience members are not able to make presentations or participate in the discussion. The meeting will be held in the 3M Auditorium at the Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN. There is a parking fee.

View the meeting from your home or office via live stream:

Please send an email to grants@mnhs.org with questions.

Grant Office Webinars

The Grants office has created a series of webinars to help in the planning of your grant. Watch videos »

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.