Grant Programs

Valerie Sivinski Fund

The Valerie Sivinski Fund is an annual grant program that provides cash grants of up to $2,000 to organizations engaged in historic preservation around our state. The mission of the program is to provide small, yet meaningful, grants to bricks and mortar preservation projects around the state. The grant program truly embodies the mission of the Washington Trust by helping make local preservation possible and supporting projects at the community level.

The Valerie Sivinski Fund is a program of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.

Heritage Barn Initiative

Stemming from a Most Endangered Places listing, the Washington Trust worked with the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP), members of the state legislature, and a variety of partners in the preservation and agricultural communities to create a program that would effectively acknowledge barns as historically significant resources representing the agricultural, economic, and cultural development of Washington. Owners of designated barns are eligible to apply for matching grants for barn stabilization and rehabilitation projects.

The Heritage Barn Initiative is a program of the Dept. of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

Historic Cemetery Grant Program

The Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, together with the Governor’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and the Historic Cemetery Advisory Committee, are pleased to announce the first round of grant funds through the Historic Cemetery Preservation Capital Grant Program. Approximately $450,000 in grant funds is available in the 2017-2019 Biennium with individual awards up to $50,000. Applications will be due June 29, 2018.

The Historic Cemetery Grant Program is a program of the Dept. of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

Historic Courthouse Program

With broad support, the legislature establishment the County Courthouse Rehabilitation Grant Program to aid in the rehabilitation of the 33 historic county courthouses in the state. Since 2005, nearly $18 million has been awarded to 26 counties statewide for rehabilitation projects to historic county courthouses. The Washington Trust and the Courthouse Steering Committee are pleased to announce that applications for Historic County Courthouse rehabilitation projects are now being accepted. Applications will be due August 1, 2018.

The Historic Courthouse Program is a program of the Dept. of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

Issaquah Historic Property Grants

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and the City of Issaquah are pleased to offer a one-time “bricks and mortar” historic building grant program available to properties in Issaquah. This grant opportunity will provide matching funds to assist owners of landmarked properties within the City of Issaquah municipal limits with rehabilitation of their historic buildings. Each applicant is permitted to request between $5,000-$50,000 in grant funds and are required to match at least 50% of the grant amount they request.

This grant program is supported by funds provided by the City of Issaquah in satisfaction of stipulations of a Memorandum of Agreement to resolve Adverse Effects to the Anderson Farmstead.