Conservation Grants are designed to assist non-profit organizations in New Orleans in caring for their art collections, archives, historic buildings and landscapes damaged as a result of the storm and the floods. Grants include support for conservation assessments, the development of conservation plans, and, on a limited basis, conservation implementation.
Grants provide support for the analysis, research, and documentation necessary for the development of a comprehensive conservation plan for historic buildings and landscapes. Support is also available on a limited basis for implementation projects where thorough planning work has already been completed. Projects must focus on the historic fabric of building(s) and landscape(s). In some cases, projects may also include temporary emergency conservation measures designed to stabilize buildings and sites while a conservation plan is being developed.
The building or landscape must possess a local, state, or national listing of historic significance and must be owned by a nonprofit, charitable, or tax-exempt organization. It must also be accessible to or used for the benefit of the community. Projects focused primarily on architectural replacement, routine maintenance, commercial reuse, or new construction are not eligible for support. In addition, funding is not available for work that has already been completed.
Please submit a preliminary letter of inquiry to determine eligibility. The letter (maximum three pages) should include the following:
- a brief description of the site and confirmation of its eligibility (please address the eligibility requirements related to ownership, public access, and listing as described above);
- a brief summary of any related research, conservation planning, documentation, or conservation work completed to date;
- a description of the project for which funding is being requested;
- an estimate of the amount of financial support being requested; and
- a brief explanation on the nonprofit, charitable, or tax-exempt status of the applicant organization.
Application Availability and Deadline
Organizations interested in submitting an application should submit preliminary letters as soon as possible. If a project described in a preliminary letter is eligible for consideration, the organization will be invited to apply and will be sent the necessary application forms.
Please address inquiries to:
Attn: Fund for New Orleans
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
Phone: (310) 440-7320
Fax (inquiries only): (310) 440-7703