Preserve Rhode Island grants $125K to 16 organizations for building restoration projects

PROVIDENCE – Sixteen nonprofit organizations focused on maintaining historical buildings across the state were awarded $125,000 in grants from Preserve Rhode Island to support their respective repair projects, Preserve Rhode Island announced Tuesday.

The organization says the grants – which ranged between $3,000 and $10,000 – were provided for exterior repair and restoration including painting, surface restoration, chimneys, roofs, windows, foundations and sills, masonry repointing, and installation of fire and security systems. Preserve Rhode Island is partnering with the 1772 Foundation to award the grants, it said.

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The grant recipients were:

  • AS220, Providence
  • Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association, Jamestown
  • Borders Farm, Foster
  • Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, East Providence
  • Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, North Kingstown
  • Glocester Heritage Society, Glocester
  • Historic New England, Jamestown
  • Historical Society of Smithfield, Smithfield
  • Hope & Main, Warren
  • Hopkinton Historical Association, Hopkinton
  • Jamestown Historical Society, Jamestown
  • Newport Historical Society, Newport
  • Revive the Roots, Smithfield
  • South County Art Association, South Kingstown
  • Sojourner House, Providence

James Bessette is the PBN special projects editor, and also covers the nonprofit and education sectors. You may reach him at You may also follow him on Twitter at @James_Bessette.

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