Legacy Fund Grants

The Genographic Legacy Fund:

For more than ten years, the Genographic Legacy Fund (GLF) awarded nearly 100 grants for community-driven projects directly preserving or revitalizing indigenous or traditional culture.

These projects documented a traditional language, oral history, or ceremony; created culturally specific educational materials and programs; helped establish local museums or archives; spread inter-generational knowledge; and helped preserve significant sites and artifacts.

As of May 2016 we will no longer be awarding grants through the Genographic Legacy Fund, but will continue to support cultural and linguistic revitalization projects through other National Geographic grants programs. To learn more about these visit us at:


To learn more, please read about our previously-awarded GLF grants:
(PDFs, Adobe Acrobat Reader required)

Send questions regarding the Genographic Legacy Fund to GenographicLegacy@ngs.org.


The Genographic Project Blog:

Check out The Genographic Blog for news about the project and the Genographic Legacy Fund, as well as scientific articles and publications.