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In 2012, the National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded over $3.9 million in grant funding to 225 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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March 14: Louis J. Appell, Jr., Preservation Fund for Central Pennsylvania application deadline
May 1: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors, Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation, and the Hart Family Fund for Small Towns application deadlines
May 15: Berkeley Preservation Fund application deadline
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.
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.
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.