2017-03-09 / News Briefs

Newport 1772 Foundation Awards 23 Grants

The Newport-based 1772 Foundation, which promotes historic properties redevelopment programs (HPRPs), awarded 23 grants totaling more than $1 million at its quarterly meeting. Individual grants ranged from $15,000 to $125,000.

In Rhode Island, the Providence Revolving Fund received $75,000. The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Massachusetts each received $37,500, while New Bedford’s Waterfront Historic Area League received $92,000.

“The Foundation firmly believes that active real estate intervention of the kind practiced by historic properties redevelopment programs is critically important to the field of historic preservation,” said Mary Anthony, executive director of The 1772 Foundation. “Our grant recipients partner with local stakeholders to work on issues of economic and community development, equitable housing, Smart Growth, and land conservation. Their entrepreneurial approach means our grantees are saving more historic buildings than ever before.”

The 1772 Foundation was named in honor of its first restoration project, Liberty Hall in Union, N.J., which was built in 1772 and is the ancestral home of the Livingston and Kean families. The late Stewart B. Kean was the original benefactor of The 1772 Foundation.

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