Grant Fund

Black in Historic Preservation Grant Fund

Support a Black student + a Black-led Organization Preserve Black Heritage Sites

To support Black-led organizations (non-profits or fiscally sponsored) and Black students studying historic preservation and allied fields, I am launching a Black in Historic Preservation Fund. The organization will receive a grant, thus enabling them to leverage receiving a grant for future funding. The organization must commit to hiring a Black student to receive the grant. And, the student can list the grant on their CV/resume as an award for future funding.

To seed this endeavor, I am committing $1,500 from wrkSHäp | kiloWatt, LLC, the home of Black in Historic Preservation. From 2011 - 2020, I lived, worked, and volunteered in Seattle. Some of that volunteering included reviewing grant applications for historic preservation projects. Happy to pay it forward with this Grant Fund.

The seed money will fund one (1) grant. However, to align with the 2nd Anniversary of Black in Historic Preservation, I would like to give two grants in 2023. With support from the community-at-large, this is possible.

With the $1,500 seed money and a total contribution goal of $4,500, I’ve set up this campaign with a total amount of $6,000. The goal is to award grants to two (2) Black-led organizations up to $3,000, each.

With your help, we can reach this goal.

Thank you so much for your consideration,


k. kennedy Whiters, AIA, Architect

Owner + Principal Architect

wrkSHäp | kiloWatt, LLC

Tax EIN:  85-4386546

Please Note:  All of the money in the fund goes directly to the fund -- none to my management of it. Financial contributions are not tax-deductible.

Black-Led Organization Eligibility Criteria

Black-Led Organization's Intern/Fellow Eligibility Criteria

Application Timeline

2023 Grant Fund Publicized ... Thurs., February 2, 2023

Questions About the Application Due ... Fri., March 3, 2023

Applications Due ... Fri., March 10, 2023

Notifications to Applicants ... April 2023

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