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Icelandic Roots Heritage Grants

Icelandic Roots is a nonprofit, charitable, all-volunteer organization making the Icelandic community stronger and teaching others about our fragile heritage, genealogy, history, and culture.

We provide scholarships for Icelandic Language studies and the Snorri Program. We give heritage grants to Icelandic events, education, cultural activities, organizations, and more. If you or your organization is applying for an IR Grant, please contact us through email. Let us know all the details of your project or organization. 

We request the following from all Grant and Scholarship Recipients:

1. Write a letter, article, video, or some similar news piece about the scholarship or grant and how this has helped them or their organization.
2. On blog posts, Facebook pages, or other social media == tag #icelandicroots or reference the website: 

Icelandic Roots Philanthropy 

A key element of the Icelandic Roots mission is “paying it forward” by awarding culture and heritage grants to deserving Icelandic heritage organizations and individuals interested in learning more about Icelandic culture, history and language.


As an all-volunteer, nonprofit, public charity, we give away much of our revenue to charitable causes, after necessary operating expenses, reserves and savings for long term projects. As you can see from the included graph, over the past 7 years we have awarded grants totaling approximately $120,000 U.S. dollars. Read more here.

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Other Grant Recipients:

Bru Cemetery - Manitoba

Fridrika Bjornsdottir Memorial Fund - Manitoba

Gimli Icelandic Club - Manitoba

Grund Cemetery Restoration Project - Manitoba

Historic Markerville - Alberta

Icelandic Camp - Gimli, Manitoba

Icelandic Canadian Frón - Winnipeg, Manitoba

Icelandic Canadian Club of Edmonton - Alberta

Icelandic Connection Journal - Gimli, Manitoba

Icelandic National League of North America - Manitoba

Icelandic River Heritage Sites - Riverton, Manitoba

Islendingadagurinn - Manitoba

Leif Eiriksson Icelandic Club - Alberta

Lögberg-Heimskringla Newspaper - Winnipeg, Manitoba

New Iceland Heritage Museum - Gimli, Manitoba

Viking Park - Gimli, Manitoba

City of Akureyri - K. N. Júlíus Monument

East Iceland Emigration Center - Vesturfarinn in Vopnafjörður

Hofsós Emigration Center in Skagafjörður

Icelandic National League of Iceland - Reykjavík

Riishús Restoration Project - Bordeyri

Snorri Foundation - Reykjavík

"Sails, Rails, Rivers, and Trails" exhibit - Vopnafjörður

United States
Blaine Icelandic Heritage Society - Washington

Fjalla Church - North Dakota

Hekla Icelandic Club - Minnesota

Icelandic American Association of Minnesota

Icelandic Association of Arizona

Icelandic Association of Utah

Icelandic Communities Association - North Dakota

Icelandic National League of the United States

Icelandic Online Club - Texas

Manassas Viking Fest - Virginia

Mountain Bornum Park - North Dakota

Nordic Culture Club - Minnesota

Northeast ND Heritage Association - North Dakota

Pembina Hills Church - North Dakota

Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival - North Dakota

Scandinavian Hostfest - North Dakota

Society of Preservation of Minneota - Minnesota

Thingvalla Cemetery Association

Trinity Community Lutheran Church - Washington

Washington Island Museum - Wisconsin

Visit Scholarships for our exciting learning opportunities!

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