Sacred Sites Program

Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants

Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Architect Dan Allen at roof to be replaced, Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
St. Joseph’s Church, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
St. George’s Episcopal Church, Schenectady - Steeple Repair
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
St. George’s Episcopal Church, Schenectady - Steeple Repair
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church - Bell Tower, Roof, and Woodwork
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Congregation Ezrath Israel, 47th Street - Stained Glass Window Assembly
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Congregation Ezrath Israel, 47th Street - Stained Glass Window Assembly
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Congregation B'nai Avraham, Brooklyn Heights - Brownstone Façade & Lintels, Doors & Windows
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Congregation B'nai Avraham, Brooklyn Heights - Brownstone Façade & Lintels, Doors & Windows
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Union Baptist Church, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper in the Catskills
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Living in Jesus Ministry in Newburgh
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Living in Jesus Ministry in Newburgh
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Conservancy Awards 23 Sacred Sites Grants
Old Broadway Synagogue, in Manhattanville, Harlem

May 30, 2013

The Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Committee recently met and pledged 23 grants totaling $275,000 to religious properties throughout New York State. These grants include five Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge Grants totaling $150,000, two Jewish Heritage Fund grants totaling $55,000, and 16 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $70,000.

The five Robert W. Wilson-Sacred Sites Challenge Grants include a $35,000 challenge grant to St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, in the East Village, to help fund the restoration of their cast iron portico; a $35,000 challenge grant to the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, to fund completion of their stained glass window restoration; and a $30,000 challenge grant to Grace Church Brooklyn Heights, to help fund a new copper batten roof, to protect the congregation’s planned restoration of historic polychrome stenciled interior finishes. Two additional challenge grants were awarded to Capital region churches: $25,000 to St. George’s Episcopal Church in Schenectady, to fund steeple repair; and $25,000 to Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, to fund belfry restoration.

Congregation Ezrath Israel, known as the Actors’ Temple, is located in NYC’s theater district, shares its sanctuary with an Off-Broadway theater. The Temple was awarded a $30,000 Jewish Heritage Fund challenge grant for restoration of their monumental stained glass window. Congregation B’nai Avraham, located in Brooklyn Heights, was awarded a $25,000 challenge grant for restoration of its brownstone façade, wood doors, and windows, including the re-creation of missing Italianate brownstone window lintels, based on historic photographs. The Jewish Heritage Fund grants are supported by the David Berg Foundation.

The 16 Sacred Sites grants, awarded to religious institutions around the state, from Harlem to the Catskills, include a $10,000 grant to Old Broadway Synagogue, in Manhattanville, Harlem’s only purpose-built synagogue still in use as a synagogue, for the restoration of its side and rear facades. Living in Jesus Ministry in Newburgh, originally constructed in 1890 as a synagogue, was awarded $10,000 for the reinforcement and restoration of its failed roof truss and associated masonry; and Union Baptist Church in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, was also awarded $10,000, towards the restoration of the monumental stained glass window assembly at its front façade. Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper in the Catskills, a Norwegian-inspired Arts and Crafts style complex originally built as a Dominican retreat center between 1920 and 1938, was awarded $9,000 for reconstruction of a storm culvert badly damaged in Hurricane Irene and swamped by Sandy.

Since 1986, the Conservancy has awarded over 1,200 Sacred Sites grants, totaling more than $8 million, to 708 religious institutions, supporting over $560 million in restoration and repair projects throughout the state.

For more information about grants and the Sacred Sites program click here.