Find Preservation Funding

In 2013, the National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded over $1.2 million in grant funding to 236 projects nationwide. Funding from the National Trust is awarded to nonprofit organizations and public agencies, and the majority of our funding is awarded for planning and education projects through our National Trust Preservation Funds grant program.

FAQs: Do you have questions about the National Trust’s Grants program? Read this Preservation Nation blog post: How to Apply for Grants from the National Trust Preservation Fund.

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Upcoming Deadlines

May 1: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors, Hart Family Fund for Small Towns & Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation application deadlines

May 15: Henry A. Jordan, M.D. Preservation Excellence Fund application deadline

June 1: National Trust Preservation Funds application deadline

June 15: Bartus Trew Providence Preservation Fund application deadline

National Trust Preservation Funds

Grants from the National Trust Preservation Funds encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for preservation projects. Grants are awarded annually in three competitive rounds: February 1, June 1, and October 1. For more information on this program, and to learn how to apply, please read our guidelines and eligibility page.

Deadlines and Special Programs

In addition to the National Trust Preservation Funds, the National Trust operates a series of more specific funds with various deadlines throughout the year. To see a complete list of these funds and learn more about their different guidelines, click here.

Funding for Rosenwald Schools

The National Trust, through its Rosenwald Schools Initiative, has a goal of saving Rosenwald Schools as vital hubs of community activity and revitalization. Click here to learn more about funding opportunities for Rosenwald Schools.

Current Grantees

Current grantees with any questions should visit our page for current grantees, or contact the grants office by emailing