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

National Trust Preservation Funds

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Grants from the National Trust Preservation Funds encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for preservation projects.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

A grant program to help local governments enhance transportation projects.

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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Small Deal Fund

National Trust Community Investment Corporation

This Fund invests in small historic tax credit projects.

The J.M. Kaplan Fund

This grant seeks to provide funding for the preservation and protection of archaeological sites and the built environment

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)

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

National Trust for Historic Preservation

This fund provides nonprofit organizations and public agencies grants to assist in the preservation, restoration and interpretation of historic interiors.

National Trust for Historic Preservation

This grant aims to save historic environments in order to foster an appreciation of our nation's cultural heritage and revitilize communities.

Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation

This foundation provides financial support improve the educational and environmental resources in Dane County including historic preservation.

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Historic Homes Tax Credit Program

State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society

This program offers a 25-percent Wisconsin income tax credit for homeowners who rehabilitate historic, non-income-producing personal residences.
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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.