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John Ringling Tower Fund - Historic Preservation Award

Grants to Sarasota County, Florida Nonprofits
and Agencies to Preserve Historical Sites

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County - John Ringling Towers (JRT) Fund

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

09/09/19 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $3,000 to Sarasota County, Florida nonprofit organizations and agencies to preserve historical sites. Funding is intended for historic rehabilitation, including preventive maintenance, national register designations, and capital projects.

- Historic Merit: Degree of Historic Merit and impact of proposed project
- Accessibility: Accessibility to the public, strong connection to community outreach and aesthetic enhancement in the community
- Feasibility: Project feasibility and organizational competence

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160589

Number of Grants:

The number of awards will vary according to the number of applications reviewed, the recommendations of the panel and the funds available.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- The John Ringling Historic Preservation Program provides grants of up to $3,000.
- Grant funds total may be no more than 50% of project total budget.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Not-for-profit organization
- Located in Sarasota County
- Member of the Arts and Cultural Alliance
- Projects in progress are acceptable.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants are invited to attend Grant Workshop to learn more specifically about the grant program and to ask questions about the application and evaluation process. All applicants, including returning applicants, are strongly encouraged to attend a Workshop.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 9:30 -11am
Center for Arts and Humanity
1226 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 10 – 11:30am
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
601 Tamiami Trail South, Venice

Grant Workshop Registration:

Pre-Application Information:

- Thursday, July 11, 2019: Grant application available
- Monday, September 9, 2019, 5pm: Grant Application Deadline
- Tuesday, September 17, 2019: Panel Review
- Wednesday, September 18, 2019: Alliance Board Approves Panel recommendations
- Friday, September 20, 2019: Applicant notification
- Monday, October 21, 2019: Celebration of the Arts – Grant Awards

Grants will be awarded at the Celebration of the Arts, at which grantees will receive the first 75% of the grant funds awarded.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Application:

Direct questions to:
Susan Burke, Operations Manager
General Information: 941-365-5118 ext. 313

Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County
1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 300
Sarasota, FL 34236

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Sarasota County