National Trust Awards $1 Million in Grants to Help Preserve African American History | African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund | National Trust for Historic Preservation

.On July 6, 2018, the National Trust announced its first class of grant award recipients in conjunction with the newly established African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund at a gathering of hundreds of thousands of people at the annual Essence Festival in New Orleans.

The Action Fund is a $25 million multi-year national initiative aimed at uplifting the largely overlooked contributions of African Americans by protecting and restoring African American historic sites and uncovering hidden stories of African Americans connected to historic sites across the nation. As part of this mission, the National Trust’s Action Fund awarded a total of more than $1 million in grants to support grassroots efforts to preserve sites across the country.

Grants were given across four categories: capacity building, project planning, capital, and programming and interpretation. See the full list of grant recipients below.