Partner Program: Grants Now Available — African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund

The African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund provides grants ranging from $50,000 to $150,000. Last year, 22 projects received a total of $1.6 million dollars, with projects spanning the US, from the African Meeting House in Boston to Historic Westside in Las Vegas. These grants are designed to advance ongoing preservation activities for historic places such as sites, museums, and landscape projects representing African American cultural heritage through grants to nonprofit organizations and government agencies. The Action Fund supports projects focused on African American cultural heritage, and can include: Capital Projects, Organizational Capacity Building, Project Planning, and Programming and Interpretation. You can read more about eligible activities and expenses, grant conditions, and other information on the program by visiting


There is a two-step process to receive a grant from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. The first step, a Letter of Intent (LOI), must be submitted by Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM local time, through our online grants portal. If the LOI is accepted, a full application will be requested of the applicant. Grant awards will be announced in July 2020.


National Trust funding is available exclusively to nonprofits and government agencies, and any applicants who are invited to submit a full application will be required to also be Forum members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation at the Organizational level. The National Trust has many grant programs that may be of interest to you. You can read more about other funding opportunities on our website. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email the National Trust Grants Department at

Published on: 12-8-19