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Rhode Island Matching Grants for Historic Preservation

A partnership between Preserve Rhode Island and The 1772 Foundation to provide funding for historic preservation projects to non-profit organizations 

In 2023, Preserve Rhode Island (Preserve RI), partnering for a fourth year with The 1772 Foundation, awarded one-for-one matching grants totaling $125,000 to 16 nonprofit organizations maintaining historic buildings in Rhode Island. The grants ranged in amounts from $3,000 to the grant maximum of $10,000. Grants were provided for exterior repair and restoration including painting, surface restoration, chimneys, roofs, windows, foundations and sills, masonry repointing, and installation of fire/security systems.  Please see this year's recipients below:

2023 Awardees


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2022 Awardees

In 2022, Preserve RI and The 1772 Foundation administered grants to fourteen organizations whose projects play a crucial role in protecting and stabilizing important historic resources in Rhode Island. All projects are listed below.