Other Grant Sources Courtesy of ricurrency.com There are many grants for preservation, education, collection, documentation, and planning available from other sources. Discover dozens of grant opportunities by opening the boxes below: GO LOCAL: Ask your local planner, tourism director, librarian, chamber of commerce, and other civic leaders for advice. Community Block Development Grants These funds help communities carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services. Cranston, East Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Warwick and Woonsocket operate their own CDBG programs. Contact your municipal planning department. Projects in other Rhode Island municipalities may apply for State Community Development Block Grants from the R.I. Office of Housing and Community Development Other municipal grant programs include:Pawtucket Arts Grants | Providence ACT Project Funds | Providence's Dexter Donation The Roosa Fund Grants for non-profit organizations that provide assistance, programs and/or services to support Block Island’s people and environment THINK REGIONAL: Several granting organizations target specific geographical areas in Rhode Island. Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust charitable activities focused on the City of Newport and Aquidneck Island to enhance the quality of life in and to perpetuate community history Bafflin Foundation funds land preservation initiatives Fidelity Foundation support for long-term effectiveness of nonprofit institutions in and around Smithfield, Providence and northern Rhode Island. Horace A. and S. Ella Kimball Foundation grants for a wide variety of causes with a focus on South County projects and institutions June Rockwell Levy Foundation support for projects and institutions in northern Rhode Island Prince Charitable Trusts support for programs that improve the quality of life for residents of the city of Newport and Aquidneck Island van Beuren Charitable Foundation promotes the community well being in Newport County through grants for local social and community services, historic preservation and land conservation. STATE YOUR CASE: Several statewide funds support preservation projects in Rhode Island. Certified Local Government Program (RIHPHC/National Park Service) grants for resource identification and planning, National Register nominations, public education, archaeological studies, building feasibility studies, and more Champlin Foundation grants for equipment, construction, renovations, purchase of real property, and reduction of mortgage indebtedness to tax exempt organizations Felicia Fund, Inc. funds projects that relate to architecture, decorative art, historic preservation, conservation, and related educational pursuits Ida Ballou Littlefield Memorial Trust grants for museums Rhode Island Council on the Humanities grant programs grants for public humanities programs to individuals and established non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations Rhode Island Foundation grant programs numerous grant opportunities for Rhode Island people, places, and projects Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Grant Programs grants for artists, schools, and organizations to support arts and culture Rhode Island Matching Grants for Historic Preservation (Preserve Rhode Island/1772 Foundation) 1:1 matching grants for nonprofits for bricks and mortar preservation projects The Sachem Foundation grants for nature conservation and for art and cultural programs OLD NEW ENGLAND: These funders solicit grant applications from the six New England states. Historic New England Community Preservation Grants annual grants for one small to medium-sized heritage organization in each New England state to support projects that save and share their communities’ diverse history and culture as part of telling the whole story of New England New England Grassroots Environment Fund grants to foster and give voice to community involvement in projects that address a wide range of environmental issues including: agriculture, land trusts, sprawl, sustainable communities, trails, and watershed management New England Foundation for the Arts grants several grant opportunities PRESERVATION NATION: Compete for federal funds and national grants. 1772 Foundation Grants for historic properties redevelopment programs American Institute of Archaeology grants that implement conservation, protection and/or monitoring of archaeological sites Environmental Protection Agency EPA grants "help many visionary organizations achieve their environmental goals" Foundation for Advancement in Conservation grants and scholarships for professional development, outreach to the public, and research and publication Harrison Goodall Grant for Innovative Historic Preservation supporting individual projects that undertake a focused pursuit that makes a meaningful contribution to the field of historic preservation and support the stewardship of historic resources Historic Preservation Education Foundation grants for Partners in Documentation and Partners in Training Institute of Museum and Library Services federal grants for libraries, museums, collections, projects, professionals, and properties James Marston Fitch Foundation support for professionals in the field of historic preservation National Endowment for the Arts federal grants for individuals, communities, and innovative arts and culture projects National Endowment for the Humanities federal grants for public humanities projects National Park Service Many grants for preservation and heritage projects, including: African American Civil Rights Grants American Battlefield Protection Grants History of Equal Rights Grants Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Grants Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Save America's Treasures Grants Semiquincentennial Grants Underrepresented Communities Grants National Trust for Historic Preservation Many grants for preservation projects, including: Preservation Funds African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Battlefield Preservation Fund Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors Emergency/Intervention Funding Hart Family Fund for Small Towns Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation Peter H. Brink Leadership Fund Preserving Black Churches Telling the Full History Preservation Fund Orton Family Foundation Community Heart and Soul Seed Grants grants to resident-driven groups in small cities and towns (population < 30,000) to start the Community Heart & Soul model National Fund for Sacred Places support congregations with preservation projects that address urgent repair needs/life safety or that increase access Society for Industrial Archeology Industrial Heritage Preservation Grants grants to support the study, documentation, recordation, and/or preservation of significant historic industrial sites, structures, and objects U.S. Department of Agriculture several grant opportunities for individuals, governments, organizations, and other entities in rural America U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant programs that support HUD initiatives, including Affordable Housing Development and Preservation, Community and Economic Development, Environment and Energy, Fair Housing, Homelessness, Homeownership, Rental Assistance, and Supportive Housing and Services U.S. Department of Transportation grants to help build up and maintain a fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system If you have more sources to add to the list, please contact Sarah Zurier.