Pomfret Foundation Awards Historic Preservation Grants. The 1772 Foundation Announces Twenty-five Grant Recipients.

MEDIA CONTACT – Mary Anthony, The 1772 Foundation, maryanthony@1772foundation.org


POMFRET, CONNECTICUT – The 1772 Foundation, based in Pomfret, Connecticut, plays a leading role in promoting historic properties redevelopment programs (HPRPs), also known as revolving funds, nationwide. At its quarterly meeting, its trustees awarded HPRP grants totaling $1,078,000. Individual grants ranged in amount from $8,000 (for a feasibility study) to $100,000. In Massachusetts, New Bedford’s Waterfront Historic Area League (WHALE) received $75,000 and Historic Boston Incorporated received $50,000. The National Preservation Partners Network, based in Woburn, received $20,000 to create a revolving fund resource guide.

Other HPRP grant recipients were Cincinnati Preservation Association in Cincinnati, Ohio ($55,000), Cleveland Restoration Society in Cleveland, Ohio ($35,000), Columbus Landmarks in Columbus, Ohio ($50,000), Cornerstones, Inc. in Chattanooga, Tennessee ($15,000), Fairmount Park Conservancy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ($30,000), Galveston Historical Foundation in Galveston, Texas ($30,000), The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation in Atlanta, Georgia ($50,000), Historic Augusta Incorporated in Augusta, Georgia ($35,000), Historic Macon Foundation in Macon, Georgia ($75,000), Historic Richmond in Richmond, Virginia ($50,000), Historic Wilmington Foundation Inc. in Wilmington, North Carolina ($35,000), The L’Enfant Trust in Washington, DC ($65,000), Meridian Architectural Trust in Meridian, Mississippi ($8,000), National Main Street Center in Chicago, Illinois ($100,000), New Bern Preservation Foundation in New Bern, North Carolina ($20,000), New York City Historic Properties Fund ($50,000), Partners for Sacred Places in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ($40,000), Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana ($75,000), Preserve Montana in Helena, Montana ($35,000), Restore Mobile in Mobile, Alabama ($25,000), Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation in Saratoga Springs, New York ($35,000), and Sheridan Community Land Trust in Sheridan, Wyoming ($20,000).

The 1772 Foundation was named in honor of its first restoration project, Liberty Hall in Union, NJ, which was built in 1772 and is the ancestral home of the Livingston and Kean families. The late Stewart B. Kean was the original benefactor of The 1772 Foundation. The 1772 Foundation works to ensure the safe passage of our historic buildings and farmland to future generations. More information about The 1772 Foundation may be found at  www.1772foundation.org.