APPLICATION DEADLINES
May 12, 2017 and October 13, 2017

Past Grants

Through past grants, the Foundation has supported capital projects such as the restoration of historic buildings, the creation of new public sculptures and gardens, restoration of historic monuments, and other projects that enhance the quality of life and sense of place while demonstrationg design excellence. Grants are made only for projects in Boston and for those accessible and visible to the public. Grants are made for restoration and preservation activities, but not for routine care or maintenance (as defined by National Park Service technical standards).

Recent Years

In recent years, the Designators have been particularly interested in requests for support of permanent public art projects, projects focused on outdoor spaces, and historic preservation projects. Highest priority is given to projects that are permanent in nature and make the most significant and lasting enhancement of the physical appearance of the city of Boston. All funded projects must have provisions for long-term maintenance.

ANNUAL SITE TOUR

The Designators conduct an annual site tour to a specific neighborhood of Boston to learn more about historic preservation, public art, and outdoor spaces in each neighborhood. They meet with community and cultural leaders to understand the needs of each neighborhood and where the Henderson Foundation’s funding might be deployed to further their goals. They also visit projects previously funded by the Henderson Foundation.

VIEW PROJECTS

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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