Delaware Valley Historic Sampler Guild
The Delaware Historic Sampler Guild (Guild) awards conservation funds annually to support its goal of contributing to the preservation of antique needlework samplers.
A portion of each member’s annual dues and member’s voluntary donations throughout the calendar year supports the Guild’s Conservation Fund. These funds are donated annually to a community non-profit organization that is committed to the conservation and the general public’s education of antique needlework samplers. In previous years, the Conservation Fund donations have ranged between $500 and $3000, as the amount depends on the amount available from members and member donations. Conservation Fund monies have been awarded in the past to non-profit organizations and used to conserve a specific antique sampler/s, offset the cost of seminars open to the public, and to purchase storage cabinets to protect antique samplers from the elements.
The Guild invites non-profit organizations to submit an annual application for consideration by the Guild to receive the current year’s Conservation Fund. Non-profit organizations awarded funds in a previous year are welcome to apply for funds of a current year.
To apply, download and complete the application, scan or take a photo of the application and email it to DVHSG at DVHSG@yahoo.com Applications are typically due by September 30th each year.
The Conservation Fund Committee shall review each applications and make a recommendation to the Guild’s Board for final approval. Annually, in November, the Guild shall notify the awarded organization by email of its selection. Organizations not awarded shall receive a email notice as well. The decision of the Guild’s Board is final.
Questions and concerns may be directed to Guild member, Conservation Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
DVHSG Conservation Funds/MB-CC
Revised August 2023
Revised August 2023