Preserving Black Churches — a grant program from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund

July 26, 2022 | National Trust for Historic Preservation

Annual grants from Preserving Black Churches are intended to preserve historic Black houses of worship—either with active congregations and nonactive congregations—and advance ongoing preservation activities while strengthening capacity for historic congregations, and preservation and community organizations to steward, manage, and better utilize their historic structures.

Grants from Preserving Black Churches will range from $50,000 to $200,000. Applicants may apply for one of five categories: Capital Project, Endowment and Financial Sustainability, Organizational Capacity and Operations, Programming and Interpretation, or Project Planning.

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Preserving Black Churches offers year-round funding to historic Black churches for emergency situations. Visit Preserving Black Churches Rapid Response—Emergency Grants for guidelines.

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