Rhode Island Matching Grants for Historic Preservation

A partnership with The 1772 Foundation to provide funding for historic preservation projects to non-profit organizations 

Preserve Rhode Island is partnering with The 1772 Foundation to provide funding to non-profit organizations in the form of 1:1 matching grants of up to $10,000 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 foundation and sills

  • Repairs to chimney

  • Masonry repointing

Organizations who wish to be considered should send a letter of inquiry to 1772@preserveri.org and include the organization in the subject line. Letters of inquiry will be accepted until Friday, December 6, 2019. Invited applications will be due Friday, February 21, 2020.

To be eligible to apply, organizations must have a 501(c)(3) designation and the organization must have closed any previously awarded matching grant from The 1772 Foundation. 

Funding will not be provided for schools or churches. 

The letter of inquiry should include the following in two pages or less:

  • The amount of your request

  • The purpose of the grant including the name and address of the historic resource for which project funding will be used

  • The matching funds you have, or plan to have

  • The time frame for project completion

  • Ownership status of the property

  • Current photo which best shows site condition in attachment, no more than 1.5MB

  • Contact (name, phone, email, web address for the site/organization)

*Not all letters of inquiry will result in invitations to submit full applications. 

Organizations will be notified regarding invitation-status via email on Friday, January 10, 2020. 

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Jeremiah Dexter House

957 North Main Street

Providence, RI 02904

(401) 272-5101


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