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Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits to Restore and Preserve Historic Buildings


Geographic Focus

USA: Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Historic Preservation Matching Grant

The 1772 Foundation - Preservation Massachusetts

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #187124

Grant Description

Grants of up to $10,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations to preserve historical buildings and sites across the state. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support historic preservation projects, including exterior painting; finishes and surface restoration; fire detection; lightning protection; security systems; repairs to and restoration of porches, roofs, and windows; repairs to foundations and sills; and chimney and masonry repointing.

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 the development of a plan on a case-by-case basis.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be a private 501(c)3 organization. Towns and municipalities, as well as active churches and schools are not eligible to apply.

The applicant must own the property or be engaged in a long term lease.

Applicant organizations must also disclose any previously awarded 1772 matching grants.

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

Funding will not be considered for schools or churches. Projects must be exterior only, no interior work will be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

- Letters of inquiry will be accepted until December 1, 2022.
- All letters from eligible applicants will be considered and those invited to submit a full grant application will be contacted in January, 2023.
- Invited applications will be due February 24, 2023.
- Late April, 2023 - Grant Awards Announced

Not all letters of inquiry will result in invitations to submit full applications.

Funding is in the form of 1:1 matching grants.

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Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000

Term of Contract:

All grant funds must be expended by December, 2023.

Contact Information:

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Please contact Joe Ritter with questions regarding this grant program,

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