Landmarks Illinois Grant Programs

Landmarks Illinois offers multiple grant programs: The Preservation Heritage Fund Grant, the Barbara C. and Thomas E. Donnelley II Preservation Fund Grant and our newest grant program, the Landmarks Illinois Timuel D. Black, Jr. Grant Fund for Chicago’s South Side. Landmarks Illinois grants provide monetary assistance to municipalities, nonprofits and other organizations to help preserve or protect significant structures and sites in Illinois. Landmarks Illinois also launched a temporary grant program in the spring of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Landmarks Illinois Timuel D. Black, Jr. Grant Fund for Chicago’s South Side

Landmarks Illinois launched this new grant program in May 2020 in honor of acclaimed historian and civil rights activist, Timuel D. Black, Jr., The fund recognizes the deep and sustained influence Chicago’s South Side has had on Mr. Black’s life, as well as the lives of countless others historically and today.

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PRESERVATION HERITAGE FUND GRANT

Landmarks Illinois’ Preservation Heritage Fund grants are intended to provide monetary assistance to significant structures or sites in Illinois that are under threat of demolition, in imminent deterioration, in need of stabilization, in need of structural or re-use evaluation, or need to be evaluated for landmark eligibility. The Preservation Heritage Fund was established in 2004.

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THE BARBARA C. AND THOMAS E. DONNELLEY II PRESERVATION FUND GRANT

The Barbara C. and Thomas E. Donnelley II Preservation Fund for Illinois provides monetary assistance to preserve or protect significant structures and sites in Illinois. Eligible beneficiaries include significant structures or sites in Illinois that are under threat of demolition, in imminent deterioration, in need of stabilization, in need of structural or re-use evaluation, or need to be evaluated for landmark eligibility. Landmarks Illinois manages the fund, which was established in 2013.

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Landmarks Illinois COVID-19 Organization Relief Grant Fund

Landmarks Illinois COVID-19 Organization Relief Grants are intended to provide monetary assistance to nonprofit organizations in the state of Illinois that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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