Huston-Tillotson College, a recipient of a grant from the African American Cultural Heritage Motion Fund. Picture: WhisperToMe/Wikimedia Commons
On July 15, 2021, the Nationwide Belief for Historic Preservation introduced greater than $3 million in grants to 40 websites and organizations by way of its African American Cultural Heritage Motion Fund. Over the previous 4 years, the Nationwide Belief has funded 105 historic locations linked to Black historical past and invested greater than $7.3 million to assist protect landscapes and buildings imbued with Black life, humanity, and cultural heritage.
— National Trust for Historic Preservation
Grants have been awarded throughout 4 classes: capability constructing, venture planning, capital, and programming and interpretation. Grantees embody the Oakland Public Library, Metropolis of Sacramento, Indiana Landmarks, African American Heritage Path of Martha’s Winery, Save Harlem Now!, and Huston-Tillotson College.
Because the inception of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund in 2016, the hassle has amassed $50 million in funding, making it the biggest preservation effort ever undertaken to assist African American historic websites. This yr’s announcement marks the biggest single disbursement within the fund’s four-year historical past, made doable by a $20 million grant to the Motion Fund by philanthropists MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett.
The total checklist of African American Cultural Heritage Motion Fund grantees might be seen here.