Wisconsin Pavilion, historic building located in Neilsville, Wisconsin, on the National Register of Historic Places.

Funds for Wisconsin Preservation

These public and private funding sources can help projects that preserve Wisconsin's historic places.

Assistance types include grants, low-cost loans, and tax credit programs.

Eligibility and application requirements vary according to each grantmaker.

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General Information

Herzfeld Foundation Grants

Herzfeld Foundation

The Herzfeld Foundation makes grants available in the areas of Arts and Culture, Education, and Civic Improvment

USDA Rural Development

This program provides loans, grant and technical assistance to rural communites.

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Wisconsin Humanities Council

Greater Green Bay Area Humanities Fund

This grant program seeks to strengthen communities and enrich the cultural life in the Green Bay area.

Wisconsin Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office

Provides tax exemption for a property that contains an archaeological site listed in the National Register or State Register of Historic Places.

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Facade Improvement Grant program

City of Madison, Economic Development Division

Program offers grants for projects that significantly improve the visual appearance of a commercial property from the street

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)

WHEDA's programs strive to stimulate affordable housing and economic development throughout the state

Brewers Community Foundation, Inc.

Offers grants to nonprofits providing quality programming in health, education, recreation and basic needs, with a focus on low income/disadvantaged youth

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HOPE VI Main Street Program

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development

This program provides assistance to smaller communities developing affordable housing undertaken in connection with a Main Street evitalization effort.

Tourism Cares

This grant program provides funding for cultural, historic or natural tourism-related sites.

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Sparks Grant

Janesville Foundation, Inc.

The grant strives create a better community through support of creative initiatives.
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Have Questions?

If you have questions about Historic Preservation Funding opportunities, please contact Joe DeRose by phone at 608-264-6512 or by email.

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