National Trust Preservation Funds are designed to encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for preservation projects focused on preservation planning or education efforts. Support is offered for obtaining professional expertise in areas such as architecture, archeology, engineering, preservation planning and fundraising. Grant funds may also be used to support preservation education activities.
The Utah Preservation Initiatives Fund, through a grant from the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation and gifts from private donor, provides small matching grants for planning, education and consulting services to assist historic preservation projects across the state. Grant amounts may range from $500 to $10,000 and require a one-to-one cash match.
The Hart Family Fund for Small Towns is intended to assist small town preservation and revitalization initiatives around the country. The fund is available for project in towns withpopulations of 5,000 or less. Eligible projects include rehabilitation feasibility studies, structural investigations, education programs and workshops. Grants range from $5,000 to $10,000.
Nonprofit organizations with current 501(c)3 status, as well as local governments, may apply. Eligible projects include rehabilitation feasibility studies, structural investigations, education programs and workshops.
Application deadlines are February 1, June 1 and October 1 each year. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the National Trust to discuss projects in advance of applying. For more information and applications, contact the National Trust’s Mountains/Plains Office in Denver at 303/623-1504.