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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.
Over 82 Letters of Inquiry requested over $720,000 in preservation project funds. 26 full applications were invited, totaling over $200,000 in needed funds. 14 grants were awarded in April, 2020 to the following organizations. 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.
The status of another grant for 2021 will be announced at a later date.
2020 Grant Recipients
14 projects were awarded a total of $100,000 in April, 2020 for the first round of Massachusetts Historic Preservation Matching Grants.
The Creelman House, Deerfield
A $10,000 grant for the restoration of seventeen historic wood windows was made to Historic Deerfield, Inc.