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Sacred Landmarks Grant

Grants to Virginia Congregations in Eligible
Regions for Historical Preservation Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Cameron Foundation

LOI Date:

05/03/21

Deadline Date:

06/24/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $25,000 to Virginia congregations in eligible regions to maintain and preserve religious and historical spaces, buildings, and facilities. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent prior to applying. Priority funding is intended for projects that demonstrate urgent repair needs to primary worship buildings. Eligible projects will be located in the cities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Hopewell; the counties of Dinwiddie, Prince George and Sussex; and, the portion of Chesterfield County lying south of Route 10. Funding is for exterior preservation projects only.

Consideration will be given to roofing and drainage repairs, masonry repointing and restoration, foundation stabilization, structural repairs, and stained glass window repair and restoration. Grants to restore stained glass windows will only be considered if the windows are highly significant and severely deteriorated.

The following criteria are used when considering awards for Sacred Landmarks Grants:

  • Architectural, historical and cultural significance of the religious building
  • Need for the project and financial resources of the congregation
  • Appropriateness of the scope of the project, methodology, consultants, and budget
  • Applicant’s ability to manage and execute the project within the stated schedule
  • Applicant’s ability to raise other sources of support to complete the project, as necessary
  • Project meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties: https://www.nps.gov/tps/standards.htm

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185004

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $25,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a Sacred Landmarks Grant within the Foundation’s Historic Preservation funding area, properties must be:
- Originally constructed as a church
- Located in The Cameron Foundation’s service area
- Owned by a religious institution and actively used for worship
- Listed on the State or National Register of Historic Places or designated pursuant to a local landmarks ordinance by a city or county within the service area, either individually or as a contributing component of a historic district

Grants cannot be used for pipe organ restoration, interior work, mechanical upgrades or routine maintenance. Soft costs (architectural fees, plans, specifications, conditions surveys, etc.) cannot exceed 15% of the grant request and should be included in the total budget. Grants are not retroactive, and therefore, a grant cannot be used for any expenses that have been incurred prior to the date that the grant was awarded.

Grant recipients are not eligible to receive a new grant until two years from the time of the last award

Pre-Application Information:

Grant and Award Submission Deadlines:

Letter of Intent (LOI) deadlines are January 6, 2021, and May 3, 2021. The LOI, including all required information and attachments, must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on the published deadline for a given grant cycle.

After reviewing an organization’s Letter of Intent, The Cameron Foundation will inform the applicant if it is invited to submit a proposal. The deadlines for submission of proposals are February 26, 2021, and June 24, 2021. The proposal, including all required information and attachments, must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on the published deadline for a given grant cycle.

If approved, proposals submitted in February are awarded in June. Proposals submitted in June are awarded in October.

Information about the Foundation: https://camfound.org/about-us/mission-history

Deadlines: https://camfound.org/apply/application-deadlines

Contact Information:

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

To register: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_2123?SA=AM

Michelle L. Hornby, Grants Manager
mhornby@camfound.org

The Cameron Foundation
228 South Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
T 804 732 8900
F 804 732 8701

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Hopewell; the counties of Dinwiddie, Prince George and Sussex; and the portion of Chesterfield County lying south of Route 10.

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