Preservation is Local

The Valerie Sivinski Fund is an annual program that provides grants up to $2,000 to organizations engaged in historic preservation around our state. The goal of the fund is to provide small yet meaningful amounts of money to help support historic preservation where it really happens: at the community level.

What kinds of projects are eligible?

Valerie Sivinski Fund grants are designed to support “bricks and mortar” projects for the preservation of historic places. Eligible projects must include costs attributable to the purchase of materials or services directly related to the historic preservation of a specific resource.

Who is eligible to apply?

Applications for the Valerie Sivinski fund must be submitted by an organization that is a member of the Washington Trust at the non-profit level or above. Applicants must also fall into one of the following categories:

  • Incorporated non-profit organizations
  • Unincorporated citizens groups/advocacy groups
  • Most Endangered Places property owners
  • Public agencies/school districts/civic organizations
  • Religious organizations

Applications are due Thursday, October 1, 2018.

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Photo: The Northwest Schooner Society received funding in 2018 for window restoration on the Keepers Quarters at the Burrows Island Lighthouse.