Vitality Grants: Preserving Historical Assets

Categories: Health, Historic Preservation


The Historic Preservation Action Area supports our goal to strengthen regional vitality by preserving our region’s historical assets and promoting educational efforts that build on these assets.

Applications are invited from nonprofit organizations with programs that support this goal.  Of particular interest are projects that:

  • Result in preservation of historical assets, with attention to projects with long-lasting impact that foster economic development and equity in regards to stories told and physical assets preserved;
  • Contribute to community or neighborhood revitalization;
  • Promote sustainability or expression of a sense of place; and
  • Provide new opportunities for the community to engage with our region’s rich historical assets.

To learn about the endowed funds supporting this competitive grant, please click HERE.

Typical Grant Size

$15,000 to $20,000

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations or 509(a)(1) public organizations in our eight-county region, which comprises Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties.

Application Due Date(s)

The most recent deadline for applications was  May 14, 2021.

Future opportunities will be announced in our quarterly e-newsletter, Grant Opportunities. (Click to subscribe.)


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Notification Date(s)

Decisions for the May 2021 grants were announced in mid-August, 2021.


Annette Jiménez Gleason
Program Officer, Vitality
Rochester Area Community Foundation
500 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

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