Programs & Services - Grants

The nearly $35 million in loans and grants we have awarded through the years make the Conservancy one of the largest, most productive, and most recognized preservation groups in the country. Our funding has been accompanied by countless hours of hands-on technical consulting, revitalizing neighborhoods, and preserving the character of our City for future generations.

Sacred Sites Program

One of the very few programs of its kind, the award-winning Sacred Sites Program is celebrating its 30th year of providing financial and technical assistance for the maintenance, repair, and restoration of religious properties of all denominations throughout New York State.

Sacred Sites Turns 30 - Let’s All Celebrate Astoria Center of Israel, Astoria, Queens Conservancy Awards $252,500 in 15 Sacred Sites Grants Conservancy Awards $240,000 in 23 Grants for Sacred Sites Two Grants Help Synagogue With Roof Restoration Anonymous Donation Extends Sacred Sites Challenge Grant Program Conservancy Awards 25 Sacred Sites Grants Summer Outside the City – Sacred Sites Upstate Conservancy Awards over $300,000 in 22 Grants for Sacred Sites Bedford Park Congregational Church - A Sacred Sites Success Story Conservancy Awards 13 Sacred Sites Grants Congregational Assets Roundtable Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants Saved from Demolition, St. Brigid’s is Rededicated Sacred Sites Program Gives Assistance to Storm Damaged Properties Congregation Tifereth Israel - Corona, Queens Conservancy Awards Two NYC Sacred Sites Grants Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants A Conservancy Matchmaking Tale 26 Applications Received in January Sacred Sites Grant Round Work is Underway at Christ Church in Walton NY Rugged Cross Baptist Church Sacred Sites Grants Awarded Church of the Most Precious Blood Conservancy awards prestigious Jewish Cultural Heritage grant to Astoria Center of Israel Conservancy Announces $206,500 in Sacred Sites Funding to 17 Religious Properties Christ Church, Walton Recent Wilson & Sacred Sites Grants awarded St. Brigids Demolition Halted Historic Catholic Churches in Crisis St. Saviour’s Saved West-Park Presbyterian Church - Manhattan Greater New Hope Church of God in Christ - Buffalo Chapel of the Good Shepherd - Roosevelt Island Advocating for Historic Roman Catholic Churches
City Ventures Fund

The City Ventures Fund works with non-profit developers to retain the period details of non-landmark but architecturally significant buildings being converted to affordable housing and other services that benefit lower income communities.

Radar Used to Detect Unmarked Burials at Landmark Cemetery City Ventures Grant, Sixth Street Community Center Brooklyn YWCA 176 South 8th Street New Destiny Housing Corporation 345 Edgecombe Avenue 703 East 156th Street 2612 Broadway The Dorothy Day Apartments The Belmont 277 Gates Avenue
Emergency Preservation Grants

The Conservancy’s Emergency Grant Program comes to the rescue when an immediate hazard threatens a landmark building. The program directs its resources toward immediately needed work on historic properties owned by non-profit organizations. Its intention is to address discrete exterior building problems that have recently arisen, such as new leaks, fire damage, and falling masonry. Since 1999, the program has underwritten over $500,000 in grants.

Emergency Grant Helps Henderson Place Building Hopper Home Portico Restored Conservancy Emergency Grant Helps Restore Historic Fireboat Emergency Grants Helping Three Non-Profit Groups Post-Sandy Panel Discussion: Preservation, Prevention and Progress Superstorm Sandy Update: 90 Days Later Grant Pledged to National Historic Landmark Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given Grant to Help Garibaldi-Meucci Museum Restore Entryway Sacred Sites Program Gives Assistance to Storm Damaged Properties Conservancy Pledges Technical Services and Emergency Grant to Seaport Smallpox Hospital - Roosevelt Island Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698-1704 Bergen Street, Brooklyn Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx YWCA of Brooklyn, 30 Third Avenue Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island Clarke House, 286 Convent Avenue, Manhattan Louis H. Latimer House, Flushing, Queens King Manor, 150th Street & Jamaica Avenue, Queens City Island Historical Society, 190 Fordham Street, Bronx
EZ Grants

A program capitalized by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by the Conservancy, the EZ (Empowerment Zone) Grants Program provides grant funding (of up to $50,000 per project) for professional services and capital restoration costs for preserving religious properties of architectural, historic, and cultural merit in Upper Manhattan.

Final Grants Conclude Partnership With Empowerment Zone From Fire to Fabulous – EZ Grant Crowns Metropolitan Baptist Church with New Copper Gutters Conservancy Announces Three $50,000 E-Z Grants in Upper Manhattan Mount Neboh Baptist Church, New York Mount Zion AME Church, New York