From time to time other non-profit organizations ask the Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society (SFRH&MS) to sponsor or otherwise donate funding to projects which are considered to be mutually beneficial to both organizations.
The SFRH&MS Board of Directors will evaluate each donation request on its own merits. Granting of donations is solely at the discretion of the SFRH&MS Board of Directors and submission of an application is no guarantee of approval. Projects involving preservation of Santa Fe archives, artifacts and equipment will be given priority. You will be notified of the Board’s decision within 6-8 weeks after your submission. Larger donations may be made in multiple payments mutually agreed upon by the SFRH&MS and your organization.
Submissions will require the completed application form along with additional documentation to support your request.
- 2007: $1600 to the Arkansas Railroad Museum and the Cotton Belt Railroad Historical Soceity to repaint RSD15 No. 843 into Santa Fe’s distinctive blue and yellow “bookend” scheme.
- 2007: $2500 to the Railroad & Heritage Museum in Temple, and $2500 additionally for an intern position to be devoted the the SFRH&MS archives and Pounds Collection Time Table project.
- 2007: $1000 to the Arizona Railroad Museum toward the restoration of a former Santa Fe dome car 504 car that will be displayed at their Chandler, Arizona, museum.