Historic Preservation

Matching Grants


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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 grant is administered and overseen in the Commonwealth by Preservation Massachusetts.  The 1772 Foundation has made up to $125,000 in total funding available for grant rounds in 2022 and 2023. 

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. 

2023 Grant Round Announced
Preservation Massachusetts is extremely pleased to announce that the 1772 Foundation is funding the Massachusetts Matching Historic Preservation Grant Program for 2022 and 2023.  In addition to committing to two years of funding, the foundation is also increasing our total grant pool, making $125,000 available for projects in Massachusetts! We are beyond thrilled to continue this partnership that has helped fund much needed work on historic buildings from Cape Cod to West Stockbridge. Information about the 2023 grant round will be announced in the fall of 2022. 

The 2022 grant round is closed.  Please click here for more information on the letter of inquiry process and helpful hints. 
 Please note that only non-profit organizations can apply and active schools and houses of worship are not eligible for funding. 

2022 Grant Round Information

Letter of Inquiry Details

Grant Program FAQ's

2021 Grant Recipients
Preservation Massachusetts is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 matching historic preservation grants for Massachusetts. Out of 32 full applications, 12 projects were selected to receive funds of up to $10,000 each for exterior projects on their historic properties.  This program reenforces the great needs that our many historic buildings have and the amount of work that is undertaken by the organizations responsible for them.  The work they do today ensures these important parts of our history and community remain for the future. 

Click here for our full press release. 

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