Active History is a not-for-profit, entirely volunteer-run project that has thrived over the last eight years thanks to a community of readers and contributors.
The site is now home to 1,000+ blog posts, podcasts, papers and exhibits, and we’re conscious of the importance of giving this wealth of material a stable and secure home. We’re also committed to supporting projects that connect with the Active History mission of bringing together historians and the public, the past and the present.
Donations to ActiveHistory.ca can be made on a one time or monthly basis through Huron University College (scroll down the list of funding choices to “Active History”). Funds held in this account will help us keep the project going, and expand its reach online and in the real world.
More specifically, funds are used for five purposes:
- Technical support and services for the continued maintenance of ActiveHistory.ca.
- Provide seed funding for Active History projects
- Provide one or more annual awards for exemplary practices of Active History
- Offset costs for contingently employed or graduate student editors to attend Active History events.
- Provide funds for Active History events run and organized by Huron University College.
Specific policies related to each of these areas are still in development and will be posted here soon. Use of all funds in the Active History account are governed by the financial policies and procedures in place at Huron University College. The college will issue tax receipts for any donations of $20 or more. Inquiries about this program can be made to Active History editor Tom Peace (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Visit our donation page at Huron University College and select Active History in the drop-down menu as pictured below.
You can read the full Active History Donations Policy here.