Henry A. Jordan, M.D. Preservation Excellence Fund

The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Henry A. Jordan, M.D., Preservation Excellence Fund provides funding to deserving organizations demonstrating commitment to the protection of natural and cultural resources in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The Jordan Preservation Excellence Fund was established in November 1996 in recognition of Dr. Jordan’s distinguished service to the National Trust and his visionary leadership of the national preservation movement.  The endowed fund supports innovative projects and programs in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.  Individual awards typically range from $1,000 to $2,000, but applicants can apply for up to $5,000. 

Only Forum or Main Street level members of the National Trust are eligible to apply for funding from the Henry A. Jordan, M.D. Preservation Excellence Fund. To learn more about Forum and to join today, visit our website.


The application deadline for the Henry H. Jordan, M.D. Preservation Excellence Fund has passed. The application for next funding opportunity will be available in the spring of 2014.


The fund awards programs and activities that:

  • Facilitate positive dialogues between the diverse interests of historic preservation, land conservation, business development, transportation, and government in a search for common ground in protecting the environment
  • Stimulate the development of local and state policies that protect the cultural landscape and its resources
  • Heighten public awareness of or increase involvement in issues relating to the livability and sustainability of communities
  • Encourage innovative partnerships and approaches to open space conservation and historic preservation

Application Procedure

If your organization has the potential to meet these award criteria, identify programs or projects which you believe would qualify for award funding and complete our brief online application. (Please note: you will be taken to our grants application system where you will need to create a user profile for your organization. This is a separate login than your National Trust login.)

Supporting documentation is encouraged, and upload boxes for supporting documents are included as part of our online application.  

If you have questions, please contact the Grants Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.