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Endowed Funds that Support Historic Preservation Competitive Grants

Since the Community Foundation was started in 1972, generous donors have established permanent funds that have supported our eight-county region with grants — from the time they were created and will continue to do so into the future.

Sometimes, one endowed fund will provide dollars for an entire grant. Other times, grantmaking dollars from several funds that support the same interest area are pooled to provide larger grants.

We want the generosity of these donors and the name of their funds to be recognized for the ongoing grant support they are providing today and into the future.

Historic Preservation (Vitality)

Elizabeth Gibson Holahan Fund for Historic Preservation I: A noted regional historical preservationist and avid collector of arts and antiques, Holahan served as a longtime president of the Rochester Historical Society and past president of the Landmark Society of Western New York. She bequeathed her home and residual estate to the Community Foundation, creating this fund for historic preservation.

Lloyd E. Klos Historical Fund: Known to many Rochester-area residents as a newspaper columnist and author of books on local history and world events, Lloyd left a $4 million bequest to establish this fund dedicated to historical preservation, education, and information. He was a member of several historical societies and had a keen interest in a range of topics, including trolleys, trains, and theatre organs. He also helped preserve music of the silent film era.