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General Operating Fund

The General Operating Fund helps offset the daily operating costs of the organization, its programs, and the provision of benefits to members.

OAH General Reserve Fund

The General Reserve Fund was established to fund major capital expenditures. The General Reserve Fund serves like an Endowment for the General Operating Fund.

Second Century Fund

The Second Century Fund was created on the occasion of OAH’s Centennial to address the concerns facing American history by strengthening resources available for teachers and students, encouraging professional development in community colleges, and enhancing academic scholarship in the profession.

Hata Education Fund

The Hata Education Fund was established by Nadine and Don Hata to encourage and promote the teaching and learning of American history at four-year and community colleges.

To learn more about the Hatas and their dedication to undergraduate history education, click here.

The Fund for American History

With your help, the Fund for American History will be used to fund new initiatives and ongoing projects.

The OAH Prize Fund

The organization provides cash awards for more than twenty prizes promoting excellent research and teaching. Click here to learn more.

The Mary Jurich Nickliss Prize in US Women's and/or Gender History

This award will be given annually to the author of the most original book in United States Women's and/or Gender History.

The President's Travel Fund for Emerging Historians

This fund will provide travel stipends (up to $750) for graduate students and recent PhDs in history whose papers or panels/sessions have been accepted by the OAH Program Committee for inclusion on the OAH Annual Meeting program.