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2019 Rhode Island Historic Preservation Matching Grants

Grants to Rhode Island Nonprofits to
Restore Historically Significant Buildings

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The 1772 Foundation

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations for the restoration of historically significant sites. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Eligible projects include the following: exterior finishes, painting, and surface restoration; roofs and windows; masonry and chimney repainting; fire detection/lightning protection/security systems; repairs to/ restoration of porches; and repairs to foundations and sills.

To demonstrate the sustainability of historic sites, applicants may be required to submit a cyclical maintenance plan, condition assessment, restoration plan or stewardship plan that has been prepared or updated within the last five years. If an appropriate plan does not exist, the Foundation will consider providing support for development of a plan on a case-by-case basis.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176664

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $15,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply, organizations must have a 501(c)(3) IRS designation.

Organizations also must have closed any previously awarded matching grant to be eligible to apply.

Funding will not be provided for schools or churches.

Pre-Application Information:

The 1772 Foundation award 1:1 matching grants.

Letters of inquiry will be accepted until December 31, 2018.

Not all letters of inquiry will result in an invitation to submit a full application. Invited applications will be due on March 1, 2019.

Contact Information:

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

Submit letters of inquiry to:
Richard Youngken

Correspondence to the 1772 Foundation should be directed to:
Mary Anthony

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Rhode Island