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National Trust Awards $3 Million in Grants to 40 Sites to Help Preserve Black History

Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, through its African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, announced more than $3 million in grants to 40 sites and organizations dedicated to preserving landscapes and buildings imbued with Black life, humanity, and culture.

Thanks to the the generosity of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and other funders, this year’s awards represent the largest single disbursement in the Action Fund’s four-year history. In that time, the National Trust has funded 105 historic places and invested more than $7.3 million to help protect sites where Black history happened. Action Fund grants are given across four categories: capacity building, project planning, capital, and programming and interpretation.

See the full list of grant recipients, and learn how they will use the funds to preserve places that tell the full American story.

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