Foundation / Corporation
The Bisbee Foundation
Grants to Arizona nonprofit organizations and entities and for-profits for the preservation and restoration of historic structures and sites in the Greater Bisbee area. Applications must include documentation of the building or site’s historical significance. Additionally, applicants must provide at least two bids or estimates by registered architects.
GrantWatch ID#: 179562
Funds must be used within 60 days of receipt of the check and before December 31.
Historic Preservation Grants may be made to nonprofit organizations and entities.
In order to be eligible for this grant, a nonprofit organization must have the following:
1) Status as a nonprofit corporation in the State of Arizona and tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service with at least a two-year programming history. If an organization does not have nonprofit status it may use a fiscal receiver (umbrella sponsorship) contingent on:
-Approval of the governing board of the umbrella organization
-A written contract executed between the applicant and the umbrella organization
-Umbrella organization being fully responsible for all financial commitments related to the application
2) Non-discriminatory employment and personnel policies
3) The ability to provide the following documents:
-IRS NonProfit status letter if applicable
-Articles of Incorporation
-Current list of board members and staff
-Current fiscal year budget
-Proof of authentication as an historic property
Grants may also be made to private for-profit companies if matched one-to-one with public or private funds, and they must also meet the criteria outlined in points 2 and 3 above.
The following do not qualify for Historic Preservation Grant funding:
-Organizations receiving more than 50% of their annual budget from a public tax-supported source
-Divisions or departments of government, including colleges, universities, school districts
Historic Preservation Grants are not awarded for the following:
-Travel outside Arizona
-Tuition or refreshment costs
-Salaries beyond the duration of the project
-The establishment or augmentation of endowment funds
-Interior restoration of religious structures
Note: If the restored property is sold within three years after receiving an Historic Preservation Grant from The Bisbee Foundation, the organization which received the grant must return the full grant amount to The Bisbee Foundation, plus 4% per annum interest.
Grants must be matched one-to-one with non-public money and/or with in-kind services. Grants may also be made to private for-profit companies for the purpose of historic preservation. They must be matched one-to-one with either private or public funds. In-kind matching is not acceptable for for-profit concerns.
Grant funds will be distributed approximately 45 days following approval by the Bisbee Foundation board.
Application must include evidence that the amount requested has been the result of a minimum of two bids or estimates from a registered architect.
If the project is a cooperative activity between two or more organizations, the proposal must include letters from the authorized representative of the agencies, along with copies of any agreements or letters of understanding between them.
The Bisbee Foundation awards grants through an annual application process in the spring of each year. The grant cycle extends from February 1 to April 1.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Fill out both applications completely, attach any necessary supporting information, and send to:
The Bisbee Foundation
Bisbee, Arizona 85603
520 432 4422
USA: Arizona: Greater Bisbee