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National History Day Endowment Challenge Grant
National History Day has been awarded a significant Challenge Grant from Eric Weider, owner of the Weider History Group and member of the NHD Board of Trustees.  This grant both pays tribute to the excellent work of NHD and all who participate and offers an unparalleled opportunity to continue its work by building a financially stronger NHD.

Mr. Weider is aware that NHD struggles each year to meet its financial obligations in terms of its own general operating support.  The purpose of this Challenge Grant is to assist NHD in a program to stabilize its financial position by building an endowment, the interest from which will assist it in meeting its annual expenses.

This Challenge Grant was issued with a 5:1 matching ratio, and I am proud and pleased to tell you that over $2 million has already been raised  What you can do now is to give generously to help us reach our goal of a $3 million endowment fund for general operating support. The interest from the $3 million endowment will assist us every year by covering a part of our NHD expenses. And, as importantly, it is a step in the right direction toward building a sustainable future for NHD.

Why Support History Day?
  • National History Day serves more than 600,000 students annually in all U.S. states and territories.
  • We represent an extensive network of students, teachers, coordinators, historians, librarians and archivists in communities large and small.
  • NHD advocates the importance of history education to policy makers in our nation's capital, keeping our teaching network connected, informed and supplied with critical resources.

Your gift supports:

  • NHD's acclaimed teacher institutes and workshops, held in cities and regions nationwide.
  • NHD curriculum materials, created in collaboration with leading historians and scholars.
  • NHD contests at local, regional and state levels, as well as the National Contest, attended by thousand of students, teachers and their families.

Your generosity ensures that National History Day will continue to provide high-quality educational programs that help students and teachers influence the future through discovery of the past.Thank you for your support!


National History Day, Inc. is part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

Please designate 10236 on your CFC Pledge Card to donate to National History Day and improve education for all students.If you live in the Washington, DC area, you can give to NHD (#9802) through CFC electronically

Additional information for donors:

Checks should be made payable to National History Day and sent to:

National History Day
4511 Knox Road, Suite 205
College Park, MD 20740

Tax-related inquiries (and all other donor inquiries) can be directed to Lorena Torres @ 301.314.8570 or via email