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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Search by keyword below to find information on funding for preservation of Wisconsin historic properties.

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Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

These grants seek to improve community vitality and contribute to overall economic development

Wisconsin Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office

This program offers 20 percent of the cost of rehabilitating historic commercial buildings as a federal income tax credit.

USDA Rural Development: Community and Economic Development

These grants help communities reach their long-term economic development goals through two primary programs.

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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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Hart Family Funds for Small Towns

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Assists small town preservation and revitalization initiatives for towns with populations of 5,000 or less

State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society

This grant provides funding for the identification, evaluation, and listing of architectural and archaeological resources

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.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

A grant program to help local governments enhance transportation projects.

American Architectural Foundation

This grants program helps local nonprofit design/civic groups produce public education programming for children.

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West Foundation Grants

Ruth St. John and John Dunham West Foundation, Inc.

This grant supports organizations through the financial promotion of humanitarian, educational, charitable, cultural and civic or public purposes.
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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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