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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 

We are no longer accepting letters of inquiry for the 2023 Rhode Island Historic Preservation Matching Grants.

The 1772 Foundation has announced that funding in the form of 1:1 matching grants of up to $10,000 will be made available for the following 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. Please see full grant announcement below for qualification requirements.


All organizations that wish to be considered should complete our online Letter of Inquiry form.


DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry forms must be submitted by December 5, 2022.


Please send any questions to

(Information sessions available upon request)

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.

2021 Awardees

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