Historic preservation grants given to local projects

BURLINGTON — Three Addison County historic preservation projects have been awarded grants from The 1772 Foundation, based in Providence, R.I. The foundation plays a leading role in promoting historic preservation nationwide. The 1772 Foundation worked with the Preservation Trust of Vermont and other northeastern states to administer 1:1 matching grants of up to $10,000. Grants totaling $100,000 will be given to eleven historic preservation projects for building exteriors.
“These small grants will not only provide dollars for restoration work, but will also employ local tradespeople, support local businesses, and enable the nonprofits that own the buildings to have more resources available to serve their communities. This will be especially important as we enter the economic recovery phase of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Preservation Trust of Vermont’s Field Service Representative Lisa Ryan.
Grant recipients in Vermont include:
• The Corner School Resource Center, Inc. for the Granville Corner School — $10,000.
• Union Church of New Haven Mills — $10,000.

• Starksboro Village Meeting House Society — $5,000.
1772 Foundation Board President B. Danforth Ely adds, “This is the first year that we have opened the program up to all six New England states, and the expansion has been enthusiastically received. We have been fortunate to work with six fantastic statewide organizations, whose local community knowledge has proven invaluable. The vast response to this grant has also shown to the Foundation how necessary these brick-and-mortar grants are to keeping our historic structures standing.”


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