Over One Million Dollars in Grants Awarded

Posted March 1st, 2016 by maryalbro and filed in News & Announcements
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At its quarterly meeting on February 5th, The 1772 Foundation awarded historic property redevelopment grants totaling $1,080,000 to the 22 organizations listed below.

Grants ranged in amount from $15,000 for revolving fund feasibility studies to $150,000 for the restoration of four buildings by the Waterfront Historic Area League (WHALE). Two of these buildings are vacant and foreclosed historic homes (149 Allen Street and 525 Purchase Street) being purchased by WHALE for restoration for first-time homebuyers. The other two buildings, which abut vacant historic commercial buildings in New Bedford’s downtown, have been purchased by WHALE for major restoration for the Co-Creative Center, which will house a community gallery, education space, non-profit offices and artists’ apartments.

Cincinnati Preservation Association$15,000
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation*$37,500
Fairmount Park Conservancy* (Philadelphia, PA)$30,000
Germantown United CDC* (Philadelphia, PA)$50,000
Heritage Works (Dubuque, IA)$25,000
Historic Columbia Foundation (SC)$15,000
Landmarks Illinois$15,000
Louisiana Preservation Alliance*$75,000
Maine Preservation$60,000
Michigan Historic Preservation Network**$75,000
Montana Preservation Alliance$50,000
National Main Street Center (Chicago, IL )$115,000
Newport County Development Council (RI)$15,000
Preservation Alliance of West Virginia$15,000
Preservation Maryland$20,000
Preservation Massachusetts*$37,500
Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans**$50,000
Preserve Rhode Island$30,000
Providence Revolving Fund*$75,000
Restore Mobile*$25,000
The L'Enfant Trust (DC)$100,000
Waterfront Historic Area LeaguE (WHALE) (New Bedford, MA)$150,000

*Receiving the first installment of a two-year grant.
**Receiving the second installment of a two-year grant.