1772 Foundation

The 1772 Foundation, in cooperation with the New Jersey Historic Trust, offers Capital Preservation Grants, up to $15,000, available to nonprofit organizations for repair and restoration projects. The grants require a one-to-one match from the grant recipient.

Eligible applicants must have a 501(c)3 IRS designation. Schools and religious congregations are not eligible to apply.

Eligible activites include: exterior painting, finishes and surface restoration; fire detection, lightning protection and security systems; porch, roof and window repair/restoration; structural foundation and sill repair/replacement; and chimney and masonry repointing.

To demonstrate the sustainability of historic sites, applicants may be required to submit a cyclical maintenance plan, condition assessment, restoration plan or stewardship plan that has been prepared or updated within the last five years. If an appropriate plan does not exist, the foundation will consider providing support for development of a plan on a case-by-case basis.

The 2018 grant round is now open. Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2017.

Read the 2018 grant announcement and instructions (pdf)

Download the 2018 grant application (pdf)

Please note: The application is a fillable pdf. It is strongly recommended that you fill out a test section and save it before completing the entire application. Please save a copy for your records before submitting the application. 

View past grants awarded by the 1772 Foundation.