Grant Programs

Funding from the National Trust is awarded to nonprofit organizations and public agencies, and the majority of our funding is awarded for planning and education projects through our National Trust Preservation Funds grant program.

National Trust Preservation Funds

Grants from the National Trust Preservation Funds encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for preservation projects. Grants are awarded annually in three competitive rounds:

  • February 1
  • June 1
  • October 1

For more information on this program, and to learn how to apply, please read about our guidelines and eligibility parameters.

Deadlines and Special Programs

In addition to the National Trust Preservation Funds, the National Trust operates a series of more specific funds with various deadlines throughout the year including:

  • Bartus Trew Providence Preservation Fund - Eastern Shore of Maryland
  • Battlefield Preservation Fund
  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors
  • Emergency/Intervention Funding
  • Hart Family Fund for Small Towns
  • Henry A. Jordan, M.D., Preservation Excellence Fund - Mid-Atlantic States
  • Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation
  • Louis J. Appell, Jr., Preservation Fund for Central Pennsylvania
  • Peter Grant Fund for Colorado
  • Peter H. Brink Leadership Fund
  • Southwest Intervention Fund- Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, West Texas

Learn more about these fund guidelines and deadlines.



Find Funding How to Apply for Grants from the National Trust Preservation Fund

Learn how a grant from the National Trust might be available to kickstart a preservation project in your hometown.

Funding for Rosenwald Schools

The National Trust, through its Rosenwald Schools Initiative, has a goal of saving Rosenwald Schools as vital hubs of community activity and revitalization.

Learn more about funding opportunities for Rosenwald Schools.

Current Grantees

Current grantees with any questions should visit our page for current grantees, or contact the grants office by emailing Grants@savingplaces.org.

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