Sponsorship & Grants

We need your help! Whether you are a permanent or a part-time resident, a visitor or a tourist, a current or past member of the BIHS or a past member, or new to us entirely, you are important to us.




The Beaver Island Historical Society is fortunate to have received grants and funding from the following organizations. For questions about a particular project or grant, please contact the executive director of BIHS.

Our current grantors

Projects and Programs

Program: Museum Week 2018/Protars

Grant Title: Beaver Island Historical Society: A Plan for the Future
Grantor: Charlevoix County Community Foundation
BIHS awarded $2,824.00 to assist with Museum Week rental use of the Beaver Island Community Center, Interpretive signage and security cameras at Protars to improve public accessibility.

Program: Digitization of Oral History Collection

A $2,300 grant was received from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation to assist with the digitization of the cassette tape portion of the BIHS Oral History Collection. The digitized collection will be made available on the internet in the near future.

Program: Beaver Island Historical Walking Tour

Grantor: Great Lakes Energy Peoples Fund
A 2018 grant for $7,352.00 was received from the Great Lakes Energy People Fund to assist with the cost of signage for a proposed historical walking tour in the downtown area.


The Beaver Island Historical Society’s goal of “Keeping Island history alive” is an attempt to remind us of history’s importance in our lives. We are asking you to consider the possibility of becoming a Beaver Island Historical Society member as a very important corporate sponsor (our highest level of support).

Our existing Corporate Sponsors have expressed satisfaction and report that their membership has been good for business.
As a corporate sponsor you and or your company will be:

  • Listed on our website with a link to your business
  • Publicized in all our printed material and digital signage, including our newsletters, brochures, and programs
  • Invited to participate in after hours special events and corporate tours of our museums

We are grateful for your consideration and hope you will join our team. To purchase a corporate sponsorship please visit our Membership page. After registration, you will be contacted and asked to provide an icon and web address for your business.