PRESERVATION GRANTS FOR HISTORIC PROPERTIES IN HAWAI‘I
Historic Hawai‘i Foundation partners with other organizations to offer grants for preservation projects in Hawaii.
HHF HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANTS
Through a partnership between Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and Preservation Funders
PURPOSE: The preservation grants support historic preservation as a mechanism for building community, enhancing Hawaii’s sense of place, and support for improved societal relationships.
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Public agencies, 501(c) (3), and other nonprofit organizations are eligible. Applicants that have received previous HHF preservation grants are not eligible for additional funds. Applicants are encouraged to be current members of Historic Hawai‘i Foundation. Deadline is Friday, February 2, 2018.
ELIGIBLE PROJECTS: Rehabilitation or restoration construction projects that preserve the character-defining features of a historic building or site are eligible. Projects should demonstrate that local support and investment is in place prior to applying for the preservation grant, and the HHF preservation grant is not the sole source of funds. Following completion of the preservation project, the site or building should be used for a public or community purpose. All projects are required to follow the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and to commit to preserving the historic property for at least 10 years after receiving the funds. Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000.
- Applicant is a community-based and locally-supported non-profit organization that provides services that fill a community need. Projects on a neighbor island or in a rural community are strongly encouraged;
- The project preserves and rehabilitates a significant historic property following appropriate preservation standards, and adequate long-term preservation commitments are in place;
- Recipient receives significant additional financial and/or in-kind support from individuals, community members and other funders, with the grant funding request being part of an overall financial plan that is thorough and reasonable.
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SAM AND MARY COOKE PRESERVATION FUND FOR HAWAI‘I
Through a partnership between Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation
PURPOSE: The Sam and Mary Cooke Preservation Fund for Hawaii helps preserve and enhance historic places in Hawai’i for future generations.
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Public agencies, 501(c) (3), and other nonprofit organizations are eligible. Applicants that have received previous National Trust financial assistance are eligible provided that all grant requirements are current. Applicants are required to be Organizational Level Forum members or National Main Street Network members of the National Trust. Applicants are encouraged to be current members of Historic Hawai‘i Foundation. Application deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 1.
ELIGIBLE PROJECTS: Grants from the Sam and Mary Cooke Preservation Fund for Hawai’i are awarded to preserve historic places in Hawai’i. Grants range from $2,500 to $10,000, with the annual amount of grants totaling about $15,000. Grants awards may be made for activities and projects such as:
- Obtaining the services of consultants with expertise in the areas such as archaeology architecture, planning, engineering, economics, law, fundraising, organizational development, media relations, and education
- Sponsoring preservation conferences and workshops
- Designing and implementing innovative preservation educations programs
- Designing, producing, and marketing printed materials or other media communications to advance historic preservation
- The acquisition of historically significant land and/or buildings
- The purchase of perpetual easements
- Restoration, rehabilitation, stabilization, and preservation of designated historic sites and structures, including bricks-and-mortar construction and work to preserve archaeological sites
Applicants must be capable of matching the grant amount dollar-for-dollar. A cash match is required and can come from private or public sources, or from income earned from registration fees or fundraising activities. For the list of other conditions, see the grant guidelines.
The Sam and Mary Cooke Preservation Fund for Hawaii uses the same application as the National Trust Preservation Fund. Projects Located in Hawai’i will automatically be considered for this fund. http://forum.savingplaces.org/build/funding/grant-seekers/specialprograms/cooke-fund
For more information about General Preservation Funds through the National Trust for Historic Preservation click on this link http://forum.savingplaces.org/build/funding/grant-seekers/preservation-funds