The grant, awarded by the Virginia Museum History & Culture’s (VMHC) Commonwealth History Fund, was announced on Monday. The Let Freedom Ring Foundation was one of 12 recipients of the award. This is the first year the grants have been given.
The grant is funded by donations from Dominion Energy in partnership with Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources. The Commonwealth History Fund was established to provide grants annually to history organizations and projects across the state of Virginia. “As the state’s history museum, we are committed to doing everything we can to save and share our collective story,” VMHC President & CEO Jamie Bosket said in a news release. “Through this new endowed fund, we will be able to do more on behalf of the whole Commonwealth through direct financial support of history-related work happening in communities across Virginia now and for many years to come.” Organizations doing significant projects that have an impact on the community and emphasize historically underrepresented topics and communities were prioritized for the selection of the grant.