The TSCA John Gardner Fund
Maine Community Foundation
Attn: Ellen Pope, VP for Development
245 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
6 Laurel Drive
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Eligible applicants include historians, authors, boatbuilders, naval architects, designers, small craft specialists, archeologists, maritime heritage specialists, students, museums, educational programs, non-profit organizations, community based groups and anyone else with demonstrated interest in and knowledge of traditional small craft. No affiliation with a museum or other academic organization is required.
Awarded funds may only be spent on direct costs, including materials, supplies, heritage specialists, services, publication fees, and travel. Funds may not be used to supplant staff salaries. Overhead costs are not eligible for reimbursement.
Projects must be centered around or very strongly related to traditional small craft.
Projects must have tangible, enduring results which are published, exhibited, or otherwise made available to the interested public. These results may include (but are not limited to) boats, written and graphical documentation (including boat plans), monographs, preservation of artifacts, exhibits, etc.
Recipients must furnish a report on the results of the project at the conclusion of the grant period, including published materials. A summary report must also be furnished which is suitable for publication in The Ash Breeze, the quarterly journal of TSCA. Periodic progress reports are strongly encouraged.
Recipients must acknowledge the support of the TSCA John Gardner Fund in all publications, printed programs and signage.
Recipients may be required to demonstrate satisfactory insurance coverage as determined by the John Gardner Grant Committee. Insurance requirements will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Recipients must comply with all appropriate federal, state and local regulations, ordinances, statutes and laws governing the sponsored project.
Documentation of the use of John Gardner Grant funds must be maintained and furnished upon request. A summary of the use of the grant funds must be reported at the conclusion of the grant period.
We are now accepting grant applications for the next
round of reviews.
Application forms and additional information can be found below. This specific form does not have to be used as long as the same information is submitted. Electronic applications are preferred, and can be submitted to David Cockey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Paper copies of an application should be sent directly to David Cockey, and are not required if an electronic version is submitted.
For all purposes hereof, "traditional small craft" shall mean boats built from design developed prior to the gasoline marine engine, for sail or manual propulsion. Modern or historical variants or adaptation of traditional designs fall within this definition. [Taken from TSCA Bylaws, Article II]
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