Historic houses of worship across America contribute significant value to their communities, and their historic and cultural significance are essential parts of our national heritage. Although many historic sacred places are considered icons of stability in their communities, today congregations of every faith face challenges in stewarding their aging and architecturally complex facilities.
Apply for a grant from the National Fund for Sacred Places to keep these places as an important part of our national cultural heritage.
The National Fund provides training, planning grants, technical assistance, capacity-building support, and capital grants up to $250,000 to congregations of all faiths for rehabilitation work on their historic facilities.
Submit your letter of intent by February 24 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 that support important community outreach.
Apply Here: https://www.fundforsacredplaces.org/apply/
Now in its seventh year, the National Fund for Sacred Places is made possible thanks to the generosity of Lilly Endowment Inc. Since its inception in 2016, the National Fund has awarded over $18 million to 97 community-serving congregations representing 24 faith traditions in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
The fund has supported projects that range from steeple stabilization to exterior masonry repair to HVAC replacement. Learn about the 2022 grant recipients here.
Tell the Full American Story
The 100,000+ historic houses of worship across America play a crucial role in shaping the character of our communities and helping to preserve the full American story. Many are works of art whose beauty and history make them irreplaceable parts of our national cultural heritage. All are places that bring people together, strengthening, and enlivening communities.
In the face of changing demographics and inadequate resources, the National Fund for Sacred Places provides funding to congregations of all faiths for rehabilitation work on their historic facilities.
Apply today at www.FundforSacredPlaces.org.
The National Fund for Sacred Places is a program of Partners for Sacred Places in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.