Over One Million Dollars in Grants Awarded
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|
|Louisiana Preservation Alliance*||$75,000|
|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 Resource Center of New Orleans**||$50,000|
|Preserve Rhode Island||$30,000|
|Providence Revolving Fund*||$75,000|
|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.