Sacred Sites Program

Past Projects in 2007

The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Program is one of the oldest programs in the country dedicated to the preservation of historic religious properties. The program has made over 1,000 grants totaling almost $5.5 million to over 600 institutions since its inception in 1986. The Conservancy awards three kinds of grants: Sacred Sites Grants, Consulting Grants, and Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge Grants.

In addition to grants, the program has helped hundreds of landmark-quality religious institutions with hands-on technical assistance, referrals, and workshops on the maintenance and repair of historic religious properties and associated financial issues.

For more information and an application form, please visit our application process page.

Sacred Sites and Consulting Grants

The New York Landmarks Conservancy awards Sacred Sites and Consulting Grants to congregations of all denominations that are planning or undertaking the restoration of historic religious properties.

To be eligible, properties must be located in New York State, owned by a religious institution and actively used for worship, and listed on the State or National Register of Historic Places or designated pursuant to a local landmarks ordinance by New York State. Eligible properties include, but are not limited to, churches, synagogues, meetinghouses, mosques, and temples.

Cathedral of All Saints, Albany
Architectural Drawings /Specifications for Roof Repair $2,000

Tremont Baptist Church, Bronx
Construction Documents for Restoration
of Slate Sanctuary and Tower Roof $6,000

The Landmark Church, Binghamton
Roof Replacement $9,000

Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Harlemville, Hillsdale
Exterior Restoration and Steeple Stabilization $2,000

Christ Church Episcopal, Hudson
Update 1995 Conditions Survey and Prepare Schematic Repair Documents for Bell Tower $5,000

First Presbyterian Church, Hudson
Façade Masonry Restoration $10,000

Unitarian Universalist Church, Cortland
Construction Documents for Masonry and Roof Repairs $1,250
Repointing of Cobblestone Masonry; Repairs to Roof Flashing $4,250

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Delhi
Construction Documents for Roof and Roof Drainage Restoration $4,000

Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Buffalo
Restoration of Bell Tower Louvers $1,000

First Congregational Church, Malone
Consultation for Stained Glass and Architectural Restoration $5,000

New Baltimore Reformed Church, New Baltimore
Stained Glass Window Restoration $1,000

Christ Episcopal Church, Sackets Harbor
Architectural/Engineering Services for Roof Stabilization and Conditions Report $4,625

Church of the Ascension, Brooklyn
Conditions Assessment $5,000

Congregation Baith Israel Anshei Emes, Brooklyn

Construction Documents for Copper Roof and Masonry Restoration $7,500

Congregation Baith Israel Anshei Emes, Brooklyn
Copper Roof and Masonry Restoration $10,000

Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church, Brooklyn
Window Restoration at the Community Building/Old Church Wing $10,000

Holy Innocents R.C. Church, Brooklyn
Construction Documents for Roof Repair $7,500

St. George’s Episcopal Church, Brooklyn
Stained Glass Restoration $6,000

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Brooklyn
Tower, Masonry, and Roof Drainage Restoration $10,000

First Presbyterian Church of Avon, Avon
Development of a Schematic Restoration Design
for the Sanctuary $4,000

Fenner Baptist Community Church, Cazenovia
Bell Tower Restoration $1,000

First Baptist Church of Fairport, Fairport
Plans and Specifications for Priority Roof Project $2,500

Christ Church, Rochester
Conditions Survey $4,000

First Universalist Church of Rochester, Rochester
Reconstruction of Concrete Stairwell at Court Street Areaway $3,000

Trinity Lutheran Church, Palatine Bridge
Preparation of Plans and Specifications for Roof Replacement $1,250

Trinity Lutheran Church, Palatine Bridge
Roof Replacement $4,000

North Shore Assembly of God, Oyster Bay
Stained Glass Window Restoration $1,000

New York
Calvary Episcopal Church, New York
Slate Roof Stabilization $5,000

Calvary Episcopal Church, New York
Consulting Services for Slate Roof Repair $5,000

Church of St. Anthony of Padua, New York
Stained Glass Window Restoration $5,000

First Corinthian Baptist Church, New York
Conditions Survey $5,000

German Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Paul, New York
Building Survey and Construction Documents $7,000

Greater Tabernacle Baptist Church, New York
Consulting Grant to Address DOB Violation $4,000

Mother African Methodist Epicopal Zion Church, New York
Restoration of the Stained Glass Windows $1,500

Synagogue for the Arts, New York
Plans and Specification for Roof Repair $5,000

First Baptist Church of Newfane, Newfane
Exterior Restoration Project $7,000

St. James Episcopal Church, Clinton
In-Kind Replacement of Slate Roof $10,000

Otter Lake Community Church, Otter Lake
Foundation Repairs $3,000

Cooperstown United Methodist Church, Cooperstown
Building Conditions Survey $2,250

Old Southeast Church, Brewster
Conditions Survey $2,000

Christ Church New Brighton, Staten Island
Engineering Plans for Restoration or Reconstruction of Church Tower $5,500

Stillwater United Church, Stillwater
Rose Window Restoration $4,000

St. Lawrence
Grace Episcopal Church, Canton
Construction Documents for Roof and Masonry Restoration $6,000

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Waddington
Structural Repairs at Cellar; Tower Flashing Repairs $1,750

First Presbyterian Church, Bath
Stained Glass Conditions Report for Tiffany Windows $4,000

St. Thomas Church, Bath
Conditions Survey and Repair Specification $3,500

East Moriches United Methodist Church, East Moriches
Roof Replacement $5,000

Old First Presbyterian Church, Huntington
Plans and Specifications $3,000

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Oakdale
Construction Documents for Roof and Siding Replacement $3,000

Union Chapel in the Grove, Shelter Island Heights
Foundation Stabilization and Stained Glass Restoration $2,000

First Baptist Church of Owego, Owego
Restoration of Stained Glass Windows $4,000

Dryden United Methodist Church, Dryden
Conditions Survey $2,000

St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, Ithaca
Roof Drainage Repairs $1,500

Katsbaan Reformed Church, Saugerties
Steeple Restoration $4,000

Grace Episcopal Church, Lyons
Conditions Survey $1,750

Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Chappaqua
Preparation of Construction Documents for Roof and Masonry Repairs $5,000

First Baptist Church, Ossining
Update Conditions Assessment and Prepare Budget
and Scope of Work $4,000

Christ Episcopal Church, Tarrytown
Facility Conditions Audit, Including Updating of Prior Conditions Assessments $2,000

2007 Total Sacred Sites and Consulting Grants: 59 $255,625

Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge Grants

For comprehensive repair and extensive restoration projects, the Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge Grant Program offers matching funds to churches. Matching funds must be donated from new sources. Since its launch in 2000, the program has awarded 54 challenge grants totaling $1.6 million, generating over $1.8 million in grant matches that will facilitate the completion of over $28.5 million in restoration of historic religious properties across New York State.

Park Church in Elmira, Elmira
Install New Slate on Mansard,
New Drainage System, and Repair Masonry $30,000

Corpus Christi Parish, Buffalo
Restore Towers, Brownstone Façades, and Roof $45,000

Christ Episcopal Church, Sackets Harbor
Rehabilitation of Roof Structure, and Masonry Repair $35,000

Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church, Brooklyn
Restoration of Copper Roof $40,000

First Presbyterian Church, Bath
Restoration of Tiffany Windows $25,000

Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Chappaqua
Restoration of Roof, Gutters, and Baptistery $25,000

2007 Total Wilson Grants: 6 $200,000