Preservation Piedmont seeking applications for funding

An area nonprofit that seeks to draw attention to historic buildings and advocates for their preservation is seeking applicants for grants. Preservation Piedmont is offering up to $3,000 in funding for research, documentation, interpretation, and articles about historic places. 

“Proposals will be considered from individuals, organizations, and/or localities from the following: City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Orange,” reads a section of the Preservation Piedmont website

Preservation Piedmont began its grant program in 2008. Here are some recent recipients:

  • The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society – Hatton Ferry $2,000 | December 2021
  • Burley Varsity Club – publication of Unforgettable Jackson P. Burley High School $1,000 | December 2021
  • Friends of Gladstone Depot – to repurpose the depot as a community center in Nelson County $3,000 | December 2021
  • Woolen Mills Chapel Foundation – bell chapel stabilization, $1,500 | November 2020
  • Rose Hill Baptist Church – cemetery restoration efforts, $1,500 | November 2020
  • Friends of Esmont – book on history of Esmont village, $3,500 | November 2020
  • Jackson P. Burley Varsity Club – book on history of high school, $1,000 | June 2020
  • Louisa County Historical Society – porch painting project $1,000 | August 2019
  • Virginia Organizing / B.F. Yancey Heritage and History Committee – history project and exhibit, $1,000 | November 2018
  • Albemarle Blue Ridge Heritage Project – signage, $1,000 | June 2017

This grant cycle closes on September 23 so get the word out to those you think may be interested. 

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