Grant Program

Recognizing our goal, the Tulare County Historical Society has established a Grant Program to assist and support historical preservation efforts within Tulare County.  The Society offers financial grants to organizations, institutions and individuals involved in the preservation, promotion, restoration and/or enhancement of Tulare County history.  The Society welcomes all grant applications which demonstrate some fashion of Tulare County historical preservation effort.

For example:

  • Restoring a door to a historic building
  • Researching, writing or publishing of a book
  • Reproducing historical photographs
  • Assisting students with a history project.

Examples of past projects that the Grant Program has helped fund are:

  • Reproduction of old glass negatives into 8×10 photographs
  • Restoration of the front door at the historic Pogue house
  • Researching the Kaweah Colony in Three Rivers
  • Tulare County Treasures website 
  • An Exeter mural
  • Indexing of Los Tulares
  • Several books on local history

Grant Application

Up to $2,000 in grants may be awarded annually. All applications will be considered, leaving open the possibility of awarding more than one grant each year. Applicants will be requested to fill out a TCHS Grant Application form--which includes general information, project objectives and goals, project completion date, and amount requested. Additional materials may be included with your application to further support your project.

On an annual basis, grant applications will be accepted from December 1 through April 30.

Applications will be reviewed by the Grant Committee, and their recommendations will be presented to the TCHS Board for discussion and final approval.

Successful applicants will be notified no later than June 15th.

Applicants may re-apply on an annual basis.

Please return completed application no later than April 30th.
If you would like to return it by mail, make sure it is postmarked no later than April 30th and mail to:

Attention: Grant Program
P.O. Box 295
Visalia, CA 93279
(559) 635-4896

For questions or additional information, please contact Lari Ommen at