From prairie churches to urban cathedrals and synagogues, historic sacred places are often the oldest, and most beautiful buildings within our communities.to keep these places as an important part of our national cultural heritage.
The National Fund for Sacred Places is a comprehensive program that provides training, planning grants, and capital grants from $50,000 to $250,000 to congregations of all faiths for rehabilitation work on their historic facilities.
In the face of changing demographics and inadequate resources now is the time to support these structures that have played a critical role in shaping the character of our communities.
Congregations are urged to submit their letter of intent by May 1 for the Fund for Sacred Places for projects such as:
- Urgent repair needs that are integral to life safety.
- Projects that improve the usability or ADA accessibility of the property.
- Renovation projects for important community outreach.
To date 44 congregations have participated in the National Fund. From Birmingham, Alabama to Unalaska, Alaska, more than $3.1 million in funding has been committed to projects that range from steeple stabilization to exterior masonry repair to HVAC replacement.about these diverse projects.
Visitfor more details, including eligibility requirements, guidelines, and online application.
The National Fund for Sacred Places is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in collaboration with Partners for Sacred Places.