FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 15, 2015

New Jersey Historic Trust and 1772 Foundation Offer Capital Preservation Grants in 2015

TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Historic Trust and the 1772 Foundation today announced that a fifth round of capital preservation grants is being offered in 2015.  Nonprofit organizations may request up to $15,000 for repair and restoration of historic resources in New Jersey. Applications are due on April 1, 2015, and the grants require a one-to-one match from the grant recipient. 

"The Historic Trust is pleased to partner again with the generous support of the 1772 Foundation to offer these bricks-and-mortar grants to nonprofit organizations," said Dorothy P. Guzzo, executive director of the New Jersey Historic Trust.  "Through this grant program we have been able to offer assistance to many smaller groups that are stewards of significant historic properties." 

Eligible applicants must have a 501(c)3 IRS designation.  Schools and religious congregations are not eligible to apply.

Eligible activities include: exterior painting, finishes and surface restoration; fire detection, lightning protection and security systems; porch, roof and window repair/restoration; structural foundation and sill repair/replacement; and chimney and masonry repointing.

To demonstrate the sustainability of historic sites, applicants may be required to submit a cyclical maintenance plan, condition assessment, restoration plan or stewardship plan that has been prepared or updated within the last five years. If an appropriate plan does not exist, the foundation will consider providing support for development of a plan on a case-by-case basis.

All organizations who wish to be considered should read the announcement and complete the application at or visit 

The 1772 Foundation is accepting applications submitted on or before April 1, 2015.  The New Jersey Historic Trust assists with the application review process.

Previous successful grant projects include the exterior restoration of the Waldwick train station in Bergen County, window repairs to Cape May Stage in Cape May County, and wood shingle roof replacement on the Ralston Cider Mill in Morris County. 

The 1772 Foundation works to ensure the safe passage of our historic buildings and farmland to future generations.

Established in 1967, the New Jersey Historic Trust is the only nonprofit historic preservation organization in New Jersey created by state law.  The Trust, a DCA affiliate,  advances historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship and financial investment programs that save our heritage and strengthen our communities. For more information visit:

Lisa Ryan
(609) 292-6055