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 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. 

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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