Other Grant Sources

Grants for preservation, education, archives, and planning are also available from other sources.

Discover new opportunities by unlocking the boxes below:

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.

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.

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

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

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 Administration
FHA/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.