Valerie Sivinski Fund

A program of the Washington Trust that provides up to $3,000 in funding to organizations engaged in historic preservation around our state. 

Third Places Fund

A one-time DAHP grant program to foster economic development in rural communities by funding capital preservation projects for historic sites used as Third Places.

Historic Theater Grants

DAHP Grants aimed at recognizing and preserving historic theaters in Washington State as an essential element to the economic vitality and social health of any community.

Heritage Barn Grants

DAHP grants to support the stabilization and rehabilitation of historic agricultural buildings listed on the Washington Heritage Barn Register.

Historic Cemetery Grants

DAHP grants to preserve historic cemeteries in Washington State so they may continue to serve their communities and honor military veterans.

Historic County Courthouse Grants

DAHP grants to aid in the rehabilitation of the 33 historic county courthouses in the state that are still in use as courthouses.

Seattle Historic Waterfront Grants

A one-time grant to support either seismic retrofit planning or facade improvements for historic buildings along Seattle’s waterfront.

Issaquah Historic Property Grants

A one-time grant program for the rehabilitation of landmarked properties within Issaquah city limits.

The Third Places Fund as well as the Heritage Barn, Historic Cemetery, Historic County Courthouse, and Historic Theater Grants are programs of the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, managed under contract by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.


Other Funding Sources

Special Tax Valuation

The Washington State Legislature has determined that preservation of historic resources significant to local communities across the state is an important goal.  In 1985, the legislature passed the “special tax valuation” law – legislation the Washington Trust championed. The primary benefit of the law is that during the ten-year special valuation period, property taxes will not reflect substantial improvements made to properties that are eligible for the program. The intent of the legislation is to soften the property tax burden for property owners who substantially improve a historic resource. Special tax valuation has been used to support preservation of some of our most recognizable landmarks.

For more detailed information on the program, please visit the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation website on Special Tax Valuation.