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In September, 2019, Preservation Massachusetts announced a new partnership with the 1772 Foundation to bring more funds to preservation projects in the Commonwealth: a 2020 Historic Preservation Matching Grant Program, open to non-profit organizations.
The 1772 Foundation announced that funding in the form of 1:1 matching grants of up to $10,000 would be made available for the following exterior historic preservation projects: exterior painting, finishes and surface restoration, fire detection/lightning protection/security systems, repairs to/restoration of porches, roofs and windows, repairs to foundations and sills, and chimney and masonry repointing. This new grant would be administered and overseen in the Commonwealth by Preservation Massachusetts. The 1772 Foundation made up to $100,000 in total grant funds available.
Preservation Massachusetts is very grateful to The 1772 Foundation for their generous support of historic preservation and their recognition that even small brick and mortar grants can go a long way toward ensuring these historic assets remain intact and in use for years to come. Information on future grant rounds will be available here.