Announcements & Blog
The L’Enfant Trust (Trust) is pleased to announce the organization was awarded a $100,000 grant from The 1772 Foundation for 2023. The grant will support general construction planning costs associated with the Trust’s upcoming rehabilitation of 1220 Maple View Place, SE (Big Green) for workforce housing. The Trust’s Historic Properties Redevelopment Program (HPRP) would not be possible without the support of The 1772 Foundation.
“We cannot thank The 1772 Foundation enough for their continued partnership and support of our HPRP in Historic Anacostia.”— Lauren McHale, President of The L’Enfant Trust
Read the official press release from The 1772 Foundation to learn more.
Want to support our work? Learn how.
Washington, DC – The L’Enfant Trust is pleased to announce the organization was awarded a $5,000 grant from The National Trust Preservation Fund, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s small dollar grant program. The funding will be used to obtain a structural conditions assessment and to develop preliminary stabilization designs for “Big Green,” a 1902 Queen-Anne style, two-family house built by H.A. Griswold that has been vacant for nearly three decades. Griswold, who was President of the Anacostia and Potomac River Railway, had a significant impact on the development of Historic Anacostia and was also a well-known friend and colleague of Frederick Douglass. Once rehabilitated, The L’Enfant Trust will sell the property as multi-unit affordable housing.
The L’Enfant Trust looks forward to partnering with Silman Structural Engineers to conduct the engineering assessment and subsequent designs.
The National Trust Preservation Fund has been providing catalytic funding to organizations across the country for more than 50 years and intends to encourage preservation at the local level by supporting on-going preservation work and by providing seed money for preservation projects.
This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Dorothea de Schweinitz Fund for the District of Columbia of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
L’Enfant Trust Awarded Grant from Moe Family Fund for Statewide and Local Partners of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Washington, DC – The L’Enfant Trust (“Trust”) is pleased to announce the organization was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Moe Family Fund for Statewide and Local Partners of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The grant will support in part the creation of a strategic development plan for the Trust’s Historic Properties Redevelopment Program (“HPRP”) in Historic Anacostia.
The strategic development plan will outline new messaging, collateral, and developmental strategies to raise awareness, broaden the pool of potential donors, and support long-term growth of the Trust’s HPRP. This project can be used as a model for organizations nationwide in raising public awareness of historic preservation as a solution to increasing the supply of affordable housing.
The Moe Family Fund for Statewide and Local Partners supports current members of the National Preservation Partners Network with grants focused on priority issues for the preservation field, including:
- Diversity, inclusion, and racial justice
- Affordable housing and density
- Sustainability and climate action
- Historic preservation trades training and workforce development
The Trust has partnered with Kelly Strategies, a DC-based consulting firm specializing in fundraising strategy for nonprofits and organizational management, to conduct the strategic development plan.
This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Moe Family Fund for Statewide and Local Partners of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.