Restore Oregon is pleased to announce that $15,000 in grant funding has been made available to support efforts to save the 2015 list of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places. The Endangered Places Preservation Grant program will provide funding to support feasibility studies, preservation plans, National Register nominations, and other projects critically important for preserving some of the state’s most vulnerable historic places. The grants are expected to be awarded this spring.
To be eligible for grant funding the property must be on the 2015 list of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places, which includes:
- Eastern Oregon University Grand Staircase, La Grande
- First Congregational Church, Portland
- Gray Building, Portland
- Mildred Kanipe House, Oakland
- Shipley-Cook Barn, Lake Oswego
- Smith Barn, Cave Junction
- Wong Laundry Building, Portland
Thanks to the Kinsman Foundation and generous donors, this is the fourth time Restore Oregon has been able to offer Endangered Places Preservation Grants. The funds are intended to generate catalytic projects that can be easily leveraged to secure the larger sources of funding necessary for a full rehabilitation. Initial seed funding provided by Restore Oregon has been an instrumental component of saving places like Coos Bay’s Egyptian Theater and Oregon City’s Ermatinger House, both of which were substantially rehabilitated in 2014.
If you or your business are interested in increasing the amount of funding available for Endangered Places Preservation Grants, the Restore Oregon staff are ready and able to convince you it’s a good idea.