A full grant is intended to defray a significant portion of the cost of publishing (print or electronic). It is not intended to cover the entire project cost (researcher’s time, travel etc.). The recipient is allowed to copyright the publication in his or her name and to receive the profits from it.

The recipient must acknowledge the use of the grant from the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation in the publication.

In addition to the amount granted, the Foundation will purchase copies of the publication for specific libraries. (An exception applies if the grant awarded covers only part of the cost of a series of volumes. In this case, the Foundation may purchase the series only for The Georgia Archives.) The recipient will be furnished mailing labels, mailers, and copies of a letter for mailing of the books purchased. The Foundation will reimburse the recipient for shipping and mailing costs.

Grant recipients are encouraged to forward copies of publicity or reviews generated by the publication to the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation.

Policy on Multiple Grants

There is no limit on the number of grants that may be made in a calendar year to Genealogical Societies or Organizations.

Grants awarded to individuals will be limited to two grants per calendar year.  This limitation may be waived on a grant by grant basis.

Purchase of Published Sources

An author may request that the Foundation purchase of his or her recently published, hard-bound, privately funded book for library distribution. The Foundation may elect to do so if the publication meets R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation guidelines. The author should send one copy of the publication with a cover letter and promotional materials to the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation.

If approved, the author will be furnished with mailing labels, mailers and copies of a letter for the mailing of the books. The cost of postage will be reimbursed.