Other Grant Sources Grants for preservation, education, archives, and planning are also available from other sources. Discover new opportunities by unlocking the boxes below: GET LOCAL: Talk to your local town or city planner, tourism director, librarian, chamber of commerce staff, and other civic leaders to find out about grant sources. Providence's Dexter Donation | Pawtucket Arts Grants Community Block Development Grants Funds that help communities carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services. THINK REGIONAL: There are many granting organizations that target specific regions of Rhode Island. Alice I. Sullivan Charitable Trust funds for capital campaigns in Providence/Pawtucket area 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. Felicia Fund, Inc. funds a variety of activities, including preservation projects Horace A. and S. Ella Kimball Foundation grants for a wide variety of causes with a focus on South County projects and institutions John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Funding for community and non-profit preservation projects varies from year to year. Contact for more info. June Rockwell Levy Foundation support for projects and institutions in Northern Rhode Island Newport Restoration Foundation funds small projects on Aquidneck Island Prince Charitable Trusts support for programs that improve the quality of life for residents of the city of Newport and Aquidneck Island Roosa Family Foundation grants for qualified charitable organizations in Rhode Island with a focus on Newport County. 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: Many funds support preservation projects throughout Rhode Island. Certified Local Government Program (RI) grants for resource identification and planning, National Register nominations, public education, archaeological studies, building feasibility studies, etc. Champlin Foundation grants for equipment, construction, renovations, purchase of real property, and reduction of mortgage indebtedness to tax exempt organizations. Fidelity Foundation support for long-term effectiveness of nonprofit institutions Ida Ballou Littlefield Memorial Trust grants for museums The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities discretionary funds for individual projects in public humanities 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, including the Joseph O'Neill Ott Fund for Document Preservation. The three major grant categories are Strategy Grants, Small Grants, and special funding opportunities. Rhode Island Matching Grants for Historic Preservation (Preserve Rhode Island/1772 Foundation) 1:1 matching grants for nonprofits for preservation projects such as exterior painting, masonry repointing, roof restoration, etc. The Sachem Foundation OLD NEW ENGLAND: Some programs solicit grant applications from the six New England states. 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 Third Sector New England planning and implementation grants to help underwrite the cost of bringing organizations and networks together to plan their learning programs PRESERVATION NATION: Federal and nationwide programs support many local projects 1772 Foundation To preserve and enhance historical sites with particular interest in farming, industrial development, transportation, and unusual historical buildings. Economic Development Administration Various incentives for projects that catalyze entrepreneurship and start-ups. Environmental Protection Agency EPA grants "help many visionary organizations achieve their environmental goals." Federal Highway AdministrationFHA/National Transportation Alternatives support for projects that benefit the traveling public and help communities to increase transportation choices and access, enhance the built and natural environment, and provide a sense of place.FHA/Recreational Trails Program Grants grants to maintain, restore, and rehabilitate trails and rehabilitate trailside facilities; also to support acquisition of easements or title to property for trails, including acquisition of old road or railroad bridges to be used as recreational trail bridges. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) More than 20 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. Institute of Museum and Library Services National Endowment for the Arts National Endownment for the Humanities National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Park Service Grants for specific resource types including battlefields, Native American culture, and historic maritime resources as well as research and technology. National Trust for Historic Preservation National Trust Preservation Funds AND special programs, including 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; National Fund for Sacred Places; Peter H. Brink Leadership Fund Natural Resources Conservation Service US Department of Agriculture If you have more sources to add to the list, please contact Sarah Zurier.