African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Grants

Grants from the National Trust’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund advance ongoing preservation activities for historic places such as sites, museums, and landscapes that represent African American cultural heritage. To date, the program has funded 105 historic African American places and invested more than $7.3 million to help preserve landscapes and buildings imbued with Black life, humanity, and cultural heritage.

With amounts ranging from $50,000 to $150,000, Action Fund grants support work in four primary areas: Capital Projects, Organizational Capacity Building, Project Planning, and Programming and Interpretation.

Visit Preservation Leadership Forum to access the most up-to-date information about the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund grants, as well as for application guidelines and deadlines.

The National Trust's African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund has awarded $3 million in grants to 40 places preserving Black history.

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