We are thrilled to announce receipt of a $20,000 grant from the 1772 Foundation of Providence, RI to fund a feasibility study for our new Historic Properties Redevelopment Fund, also known as a revolving fund. A revolving fund is used to purchase, stabilize and/or rehabilitate, and then resell historic properties to preservation-minded buyers, subject to easements or protective covenants. Columbus Landmarks’ Historic Properties Redevelopment Fund was seeded in 2019 with a $200,000 bequest from the Albert W. and Bonnie R. Van Fossen Fund at The Columbus Foundation.
We are also excited to announce receipt of a $5,450 grant from the Historic Preservation Education Foundation of Albany, NY to fund creation of a Window Warriors Program through our Home Preservation Program. This pilot hands-on historic window training program will provide instruction and training for 10 individuals, helping fulfill market demand while creating new jobs/enterprises.