Sacred Sites

Celebrating 25 Years of Preserving Sacred Sites

The Conservancy’s award-winning Sacred Sites Program celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011; it is the oldest and largest statewide grant program to help landmark religious properties. It has helped more than 660 religious institutions of all denominations across New York State with $7.3 million in assistance. The grants have leveraged overall projects totaling $530 million. Some 200 New York City congregations have received $3 million of that grant total. Common Bond, our free journal of technical advice for religious properties, reaches 6,000 subscribers nationally. Regular workshops help congregations with everything from energy conservation to fundraising.