George B. Henderson Foundation Grant

George B. Henderson Foundation


Grant amount: US $20,000 - US $40,000

Next deadline: Oct 12, 2018 2:00pm PDT

Later deadlines: May 11, 2019 2:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

The Henderson Foundation’s grants provide support for projects focused on the enhancement of the appearance and preservation of outdoor elements in the city of Boston. The Foundation encourages applications for projects in all neighborhoods of the city of Boston that concerns parks, city streets, buildings, monuments, and architectural and sculptural works.

Current Priorities

Through past grants, the Foundation has supported capital projects such as the restoration of historic buildings; creation of new public sculpture and gardens; restoration of historic monuments; and other projects that enhance quality of life and sense of place, while demonstrating design excellence. Grants are made only for projects within Boston city limits and to projects that are accessible and visible to the public. Grants are not made to individuals. Grants are made for restoration and preservation activities, but not for routine care or maintenance (as defined by National Park Service technical standards.)

Most grants awarded will be in the $20,000-$40,000 range, but the Designators will consider all projects that fulfill the Foundation’s goals and offer outstanding benefit to the community.

Guidelines

Grants are made by the George B. Henderson Foundation in accordance with the Indenture of Trust by Mr. Henderson dated May 21, 1964.

The Trust directs that Foundation funds shall be devoted solely to the enhancement of the physical appearance of the city of Boston including projects concerning parks, city streets, buildings, monuments, and architectural and sculptural works. Each project shall be visible by the public, preferably from a public way. If funds are expended for work on building interiors, the building shall be open to the public a reasonable number of days in each year.

Types of Grants

Grants are made for capital improvements that would not ordinarily be undertaken by public or private bodies. Targeted grants may be made to identifiable elements within a project in circumstances where that element could be a Henderson Foundation project.

Grants are typically reimbursement funding and are payable upon completion of work for which the grant is made.

Grants that have been made but not expended within three years after the grant award date are cancelled.

Grants are made for preservation and restoration as defined in the National Park Service Technical Preservation Service Standard, but not for routine care or maintenance of distinctive and significant buildings, objects, or features.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants, unless a municipal agency, must be an exempt organization under IRS Sec. 501(c)(3) and must submit a copy of a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Projects must be within the city of Boston.

Preferences:

  • The Foundation encourages applications for projects in all neighborhoods of the city of Boston that concern parks, city streets, buildings, monuments and architectural and sculptural works. 

Ineligibility:

  • Grants are not made for general fund drives, endowments or operating or staffing costs, planning or design studies, or construction of playgrounds or tot lots.


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