Storage grants are available to United States nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status which includes, but is not limited to, public institutions of higher education, state and local governmental agencies, cultural heritage organizations, and Native American tribal governments or organizations.
Special Encouragement for Organizations working on disaster relief efforts in their communities or at large; Organizations engaging in pilot work, including first time digitization/digital preservation efforts, public archives and exhibitions, and community-driven programs; Organizations and/or collections that represent and uplift under-represented communities and narratives.
Participating organizations will be awarded up to 100GB of free storage ($1000 in-kind value).
Organizations may also apply for an intern who will support and expand the organization’s capacity for their digital preservation work. We offer this as a mutually beneficial opportunity for library and archives students to get hands-on experience in building, digitizing, and preserving community archives.
Permanent will offer regular webinars that highlight grantee projects and promote Byte4Byte to new organizations, with the help of grantees and partners.
We will grow our Byte4Byte support network, with optional meetings and skill shares that focus on a range of relevant topics, which may include historical inclusion, privacy and security, public/open digital scholarship, sustainability, intellectual property, data ownership, and documenting social change through digital preservation.
Byte4Byte partners will have the opportunity to provide feedback on our platform and features as we continue to grow; we are committed to prioritizing new features and changes that are in line with professional values and archival practices.
Grant review criteria will focus on demonstrated financial need, organizational size, merit of the project narrative, and mission-alignment with Permanent.org in creating a more inclusive historical record for future generations.