Preservation is Local
The Valerie Sivinski Fund is an annual grant program that provides grants up to $2,000 or pro bono building assessment services to organizations engaged in historic preservation around our state. Awards are given in the name of Valerie Sivinski, a dedicated preservationist who was killed while performing preservation-related work. Valerie was a longtime and beloved Board Member of the Washington Trust and served as president in the early 1990s.
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 to help make local preservation possible by supporting projects at the community level.
Pro-bono building assessments are generously provided by Artifacts Consulting, a Tacoma historic preservation consulting firm, that donates its services in honor of Valerie Sivinski who was a founding partner of the firm. Building assessments a prioritized schedule of capital needs while outlining preferred treatments that meet historic standards. Information provided in a building assessment is intended to provide a clear path toward rehabilitation.