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
A representative from your organization is in the Black Preservationists Directory by the time of application. Apply here: https://www.blackinhistpres.com/
Must be actively working to preserve a historic site. Landmark status is not a requirement. Project Narrative will address this criteria.
Tasks associated with the following preservation activities of a historic site are eligible: Building/Site Restoration, Site Stabilization, Advocacy for the Protection of the Site, Feasibility Studies, Preservation Planning, and Landmarking.
Priority for well-developed internship projects. Internship project description will address this criteria.
Priority for financial need. Operating Budget review will address this criteria.
For pay equity for the intern, Financial Match, at minimum, required. Exceeding a match preferred.
One grant award per organization that covers the compensation of one intern only.
Black-Led Organization's Intern/Fellow Eligibility Criteria
A Black student who is currently studying in a program that will lead to a certificate or degree in architecture, historic preservation, history, archaeology, materials conservation, journalism, and communications. Resume will address this criteria.
Student must work with a Black-led non-profit or fiscally-sponsored organization that is preserving a Black historic site.
Intern may work remotely, in-person, or a hybrid of the two.
Priority for financial need.
Student cannot start the internship/fellowship no sooner than May 1, 2023.
Student must complete their internship/fellowship funded by this grant by May 31, 2024.
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