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.

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:

  • African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund
  • 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
  • HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative
  • Henry A. Jordan, M.D., Preservation Excellence Fund - Mid-Atlantic States
  • Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation
  • The Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer Preservation Fund for Kentucky
  • Louis J. Appell, Jr., Preservation Fund for Central Pennsylvania
  • National Fund for Sacred Places
  • Peter Grant Fund for Colorado
  • Peter H. Brink Leadership Fund
  • Preserving Black Churches
  • Sam and Mary Cooke Preservation Fund for Hawai’i
  • Southwest Intervention Fund- Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, West Texas
  • Telling the Full History Preservation Fund

Learn more about these fund guidelines and deadlines.

Current Grantees

Current grantees with any questions should visit our page for current grantees, or contact the grants office by emailing

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