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Support: Today

The Lesbian Herstory Archives sustains itself through the generous donations of Lesbians, Gay Men and friends from the extended community of caring individuals who support our work. We set our budget and expenses based on the money we receive, not on our projected hopes or dreams. We are well aware of what needs to get done and have the knowledge base and expertise to do it. However, we only take on projects that have expenses when we know where the money will come from. Every year our financial statement lists our donations and the sources of the funds. We are debt free and pay whatever expenses we have on our credit cards as the bills come due.

At this time in our existence monies come from a number of different sources including:

  • Individual donations from the worldwide community; Visitors to the Archives, those who know of our work, those who have heard us speak or have seen our exhibits, those who read about our work, all send in funds.
  • Royalty payments from the Thompson Gale Publishing Microfilm Project and access payments from the EBSCO periodicals project have been a significant income source in past several years and should continue on a smaller basis for several years.
  • A few smaller grants helped to cover some basic structural repairs as well as local publicity of events.
  • Matching grants from some individuals working in major corporations, which provide this opportunity for additional funding.
  • Estates, which have been settled after the death of a community member; contributions from special occasions and celebrations such as birthdays, commitment ceremonies and weddings
  • Grants from individuals who want to support the costs of particular project -via United Way donations
  • Community Clout
  • Lesbian organizations wanting to make a donation or closing down and looking for a home for the extra funds
  • And many other sources.

Next - Support: The Future

Related Pages

Donate Online (financial)
Donation Mail Form (financial)
Donating Materials
Applying for an Internship
Main Support Page

More Info

History - Find out how the Lesbian Herstory Achives has grown over the years thanks to your support.
Today - Information on where our money comes from present day.
The Future - Our hopes, dreams, and visions for the future.

Links for Supporting the Archives:       financial | materials  |  forms