APPLICATION DEADLINES
May 12, 2017 and October 13, 2017

PROJECT HISTORY

The Henderson Foundation’s grants provide support for projects focused on the enhancement of the appearance and preservation of outdoor elements in the city of Boston.

2016

Nonquit Street Land Trust, Inc.

Organization Address: 21 Nonquit Street, Dorchester, MA 02125

Grant: $3,792

Project Type: Outdoor Space

Description: Refurbishment of the steel fence at Nonquit Street Green

Neighborhood: Dorchester

Nichols House Museum

Organization Address: 55 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108

Grant: $30,000

Project Type: Preservation

Description: The Portico Preservation Project, to preserve the historic wooden structure, stabilize the foundation, and solve poor water drainage

Neighborhood: Back Bay/Beacon Hill

Historic Boston Incorporated

Organization Address: 20 Eustis Street, Boston, MA 02109

Grant: $40,000

Project Type: Preservation

Description: Landscape improvements to public areas, and exterior building restoration at the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm in Mattapan to support an Urban Farming Training Center (487 Norfolk Street, Mattapan)

Neighborhood: Mattapan

Historic Boston Incorporated

Organization Address: 20 Eustis Street, Boston, MA 02109

Grant: $30,000

Project Type: Outdoor Space

Description: Costs related to enhancements to the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm’s landscape features, farming operations, and public spaces.

Neighborhood: Mattapan

Dorchester Historical Society

Organization Address: 195 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

Grant: $40,000

Project Type: Preservation

Description: Repair of the 1870s front entry porch and the original shutters of the 1806 William Clapp House

Neighborhood: Dorchester

Church of the Covenant

Organization Address: 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Grant: $40,000

Project Type: Outdoor Space

Description: Repairs to areas of water penetration and erosion

Neighborhood: Back Bay/Beacon Hill

Church of the Covenant

Organization Address: 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Grant: $30,000

Project Type: Preservation

Description: The repair and restoration of the Newbury Street tower doors, 67 Newbury Street entrance doors, and replacement of stone columns and associated masonry work at the 67 Newbury Street entrance

Neighborhood: Back Bay/Beacon Hill

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2015

JCAM Charitable Foundation

Organization Address: 189 Wells Avenue, 3rd Floor, Newton, MA 02459

Grant: $40,000

Project Type: Preservation

Description: Exterior preservation and repairs at the historic Ohabei Shalom Chapel to create the East Boston Immigration Center

Neighborhood: East Boston

Historic Boston Incorporated

Organization Address: 20 Eustis Street, Boston, MA 02109

Grant: $40,000

Project Type: Preservation

Description: Restoration of the exterior of the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm barn in Mattapan

Neighborhood: Mattapan

Friends of Symphony Park

Organization Address: Fenway Civic Association, PO Box 230435, Boston, MA 02123

Grant: $20,000

Project Type: Public Art

Description: Fabrication and installation of a musically-themed sculpture in Symphony Community Park

Neighborhood: Fenway

The Esplanade Association

Organization Address: 376 Boylston Street, Suite 503, Boston, MA 02116

Grant: $25,000

Project Type: Preservation

Description: The Lotta Fountain restoration project

Neighborhood: Esplanade

Citi Performing Arts Center Inc.

Organization Address: 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

Grant: $40,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of the doors and entryway to the Wang Theatre

Neighborhood: Downtown Boston

Church of the Covenant

Organization Address: 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Grant: $5,707

Project Type: Preservation

Description: Restoration of the exterior church doors on Berkeley Street

Neighborhood: Back Bay/Beacon Hill

American Meteorological Society

Organization Address: 45 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

Grant: $30,000

Project Type: Building restoration

Description: Restoration and conservation of the front entrance, iron balconies, windows, and lintels of the Third Harrison Gray Otis House at 45 Beacon Street

Neighborhood: Back Bay/Beacon Hill

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2014

The Vilna Shul

Organization Address: 18 Phillips Street, Boston, MA 02114

Grant: $40,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of the wrought iron fence and gates that define the front of the building and property

Neighborhood: Back Bay/Beacon Hill

Boston Parks & Recreation Department

Organization Address: 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

Grant: $40,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: The Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, specifically to restore the fence, wall, and entrance to the Granary Burying Ground

Neighborhood: Downtown Boston

Arlington Street Church

Organization Address: 351 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Grant: $40,000

Project Type: Preservation

Description: The restoration of all the Tiffany windows

Neighborhood: Back Bay

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2013

The Ashmont Parish of All Saints

Organization Address: 209 Ashmont Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

Grant: $20,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: An outright grant for seed capital for the restoration of the Great Tower Window

Neighborhood: Dorchester

Nichols House Museum

Organization Address: 55 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108

Grant: $30,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of the window sashes and window sills on the first through fourth floors of the museum

Neighborhood: Back Bay/Beacon Hill

National Center of Afro-American Artists

Organization Address: 300 Walnut Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119

Grant: $20,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of the chimney at the Abbotsford Mansion

Neighborhood: Roxbury

Historic New England

Organization Address: 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114

Grant: $35,000

Project Type: Outdoor Space

Description: Preservation of the retaining wall at the Harrison Gray Otis House

Neighborhood: Back Bay/Beacon Hill

Friends of the Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library

Organization Address: 40 Academy Hill Road, Brighton, MA 02135

Grant: $14,800

Project Type: Public Art

Description: Installation of a permanent public art scupture at the library’s front entrance

Neighborhood: Brighton

The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts

Organization Address: 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Grant: $25,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Repair and preservation of the school house cupola

Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain

Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston, Inc.

Organization Address: 41 Cummings Road, Boston, MA 02135

Grant: $20,000

Project Type: Public Art

Description: Bronze Poe sculpture at the intersection of Charles and Boylston streets

Neighborhood: Downtown Boston

The Bostonian Society

Organization Address: 206 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02109

Grant: $15,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration and preservation of the east balcony of the Old State House

Neighborhood: Downtown Boston

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2012

Paul Revere Memorial Association

Organization Address: 19 North Square, Boston, MA 02113

Grant: $28,500

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of the original interior stairways of 5 and 6 Lathrop Place

Neighborhood: North End

Cathedral Church of St. Paul

Organization Address: 138 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

Grant: $90,000

Project Type: Public Art

Description: Fabrication of the pediment art project

Neighborhood: Downtown


2011

United South End Settlements

Organization Address: 566 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

Grant: $86,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of a wall and gate (reconsideration)

Neighborhood: South End

Theodore Parker UU Church

Organization Address: Boston, MA 02108

Grant: $15,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of entry doors

Neighborhood: West Roxbury

Old South Church

Organization Address: Boston, MA 02108

Grant: $50,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of stained glass windows

Neighborhood: Back Bay/Beacon Hill

Medicine Wheel Productions

Organization Address: 110 K Street, South Boston, MA 02127

Grant: $5,000

Project Type: Outdoor Space

Description: Materials for “Accessible Path” (reconsideration)

Neighborhood: South Boston

Historic Boston Incorporated

Organization Address: 20 Eustis Street, Boston, MA 02109

Grant: $200,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of the Alvah Kitteredge House

Neighborhood: Roxbury

First Church Boston

Organization Address: Boston, MA 02108

Grant: $50,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of the steeple tower

Neighborhood: Back Bay/Beacon Hill

Ayer Mansion

Organization Address: 395 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA 02215

Grant: $45,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of the Tiffany balcony mosaics

Neighborhood: Back Bay/Beacon Hill

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2010

St. John’s Church

Organization Address: Roanoke Avenue and Revere Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Grant: $75,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of buttresses and repair and repoint masonry

Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain

The Paul Revere Memorial Association

Organization Address: 19 North Square, Boston, MA 02113

Grant: $38,037

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of front door and two sash windows of 5-6 Lathrop Place

Neighborhood: North End

Historic New England

Organization Address: 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114

Grant: $44,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of the exterior components of the Pierce House

Neighborhood: Dorchester

First Parish Church

Organization Address: Boston, MA 02108

Grant: $100,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of the exterior

Neighborhood: Dorchester

First Baptist Church

Organization Address: 90 Mt. Vernon Street, Winchester, MA 01890

Grant: $47,000

Project Type: Outdoor Space

Description: Tree and shrub plantings, exterior lighting, and irrigation

Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain

Ellis Memorial & Eldredge House, Inc.

Organization Address: 58 Berkeley Street, Boston. MA 02116

Grant: $104,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of the exterior at 58 Berkeley Street and the cast stone balustrades

Neighborhood: South End

Dorchester Park Association

Organization Address: Boston, MA 02108

Grant: $550

Project Type: Outdoor Space

Description: Plantings in Dorchester Park

Neighborhood: Dorchester

The Crispus Attucks Children’s Center

Organization Address: 105 Crawford Street, Dorchester, MA 02121

Grant: $71,715

Project Type: Outdoor Space

Description: Lighting and a fence at the playground

Neighborhood: Roxbury

Church of the Covenant

Organization Address: 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Grant: $73,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of the main entrance, parapet, and copper roof

Neighborhood: Back Bay/Beacon Hill

Boston Parks & Recreation Department

Organization Address: 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

Grant: $45,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Eliot Burying Ground monument conservation

Neighborhood: Roxbury

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2009

Theodore Parker UU Church

Organization Address: Boston, MA 02108

Grant: $96,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of stained glass windows ($48,000 for the Parables window and $48,000 for the Ministry of Music window)

Neighborhood: West Roxbury

Ruggles Baptist Church

Organization Address: Boston, MA 02108

Grant: $27,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Repair and preservation of the clock face

Neighborhood: Fenway

Refuge Church of Christ

Organization Address: 46 Millmont Street, Boston, MA 02119

Grant: $125,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Rebuilding the wall and cornice and replace missing soldier courses

Neighborhood: Roxbury

Patrick Lyndon Pilot School

Organization Address: Boston, MA 02108

Grant: $25,000

Project Type: Public Art

Description: Site preparation, foundation, and pedestal of the Albert Einstein public sculpture

Neighborhood: West Roxbury

Neck Art Project

Organization Address: c/o Ann McQueen 1200 Washington Street #321, Boston, MA 02118

Grant: $50,000

Project Type: Public Art

Description: Redesigned project for the Landwave installation in Peters Park (project funds from state were retracted for project originally funded in 2007, so project was redesigned to fit a smaller budget)

Neighborhood: South End

Historic Boston Incorporated

Organization Address: 20 Eustis Street, Boston, MA 02109

Grant: $100,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Repair and preservation of the exterior decorative elements of the Eustice Street Fire House

Neighborhood: Roxbury

Highland Park Neighborhood Association

Organization Address: Boston, MA 02108

Grant: $100,000

Project Type: Outdoor Space

Description: Restoration of Alva Kittredge Park

Neighborhood: Roxbury

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2008

Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation

Organization Address: 56 Warren Street Suite 200, Roxbury, MA 02119

Grant: $50,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Replacement of a brownstone cornice at 35 West Newton Street

Neighborhood: South End

Emerson College

Organization Address: 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Grant: $56,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of the doors and ticket booth at the Paramount Theatre

Neighborhood: Dorchester

Eliot Congregational Church

Organization Address: Boston, MA 02108

Grant: $50,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Slate roof and dormers

Neighborhood: Roxbury

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2007

St. Peter’s Church

Organization Address: Boston, MA 02108

Grant: $40,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of a stained glass window

Neighborhood: Dorchester

Nichols House Museum

Organization Address: 55 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108

Grant: $23,500

Project Type: Outdoor Space

Description: Resoration of the granite wall and stairs of the front garden

Neighborhood: Back Bay/Beacon Hill

Neck Art Project

Organization Address: c/o Ann McQueen 1200 Washington Street #321, Boston 02118

Grant: $40,000

Project Type: Public Art

Description: Artist&rsquols fee for the Landwave installation in Peters Park

Neighborhood: South End

Light Boston, Inc.

Organization Address: 66 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

Grant: $20,000

Project Type: Public Art

Description: Illumination of the Old South Meeting House

Neighborhood: Downtown Boston

Historic New England

Organization Address: 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114

Grant: $25,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Window restoration

Neighborhood:

Charlestown Preservation Society

Organization Address: Boston, MA 02108

Grant: $30,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Conservation of the Civil War Monument in Winthrop Square

Neighborhood: Charlestown

Boston Center for Jewish Heritage

Organization Address: Boston, MA 02108

Grant: $25,000

Project Type: Restoration

Description: Restoration of the Vilna Shul’s iron gate

Neighborhood: West End

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Eustis Street Fire House | link to Preservation Projects

PRESERVATION

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Reading Garden | link to Outdoor Space Projects

OUTDOOR SPACE

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Wings of the Imagination sculpture | link to Public Art Projects

PUBLIC ART

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Harriet Tubman Sculpture and Park | link to Special Projects

SPECIAL PROJECTS

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