Special Announcement: Preserving Black Churches Grant Program

July 21, 2023
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Learn more below about a special opportunity from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.

Black churches are a living testament to the achievements and resiliency of generations of African Americans. With support from the Lilly Endowment Inc, the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund is leveraging historic preservation as a tool for equity and reconciliation and celebrating historic Black churches as centers of heritage, community, and cultural life.

Do you know a historic Black church that needs funding to strengthen its capital, staffing, operations, or endowment? They may be eligible for a Preserving Black Churches Grant, a preservation project from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.

With grants ranging from $50,000 to $200,000, the Preserving Black Churches grant program is an investment in Black communities to reimagine, redesign, and redeploy historic preservation to address the institutions’ needs and the cultural assets and stories they steward.

Questions? Join a live question-and-answer session on Monday, July 24 or Tuesday, July 25.

To apply for a grant from Preserving Black Churches, submit an online application by Wednesday, August 23, 2023.

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