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Arch Street Meeting House is a National Fund for Sacred Places Grant Recipient!

We are thrilled to announce that Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust (ASMHPT) has received $150,000 from the National Fund for Sacred Places, a program of Partners for Sacred Places in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This funding will launch a variety of capital projects within the meetinghouse, including engineering updates to the HVAC and boiler systems and a new fire suppression system.

ASMHPT is one of 16 organizations to receive a total of over $2 million in grant funding that provides training, planning grants, technical assistance, capacity-building support, and capital grants to congregations of all faiths. Now in its seventh year, the National Fund has awarded or pledged over $18 million to 97 community-serving congregations representing 24 faith traditions in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. So far, this grant-making has resulted in over $3 leveraged for every grant dollar invested in participating congregations.

Learn more about this program and this year’s grant recipients.

“The National Fund for Sacred Places highlights both the tremendous value and the stewardship needs of historic houses of worship across the United States,” said Paul Edmondson, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “We are honored to support these congregations as they advance important preservation projects at places such as Civil Rights landmark Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta; the 250-year-old Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Puerto Rico; and Arch Street Meeting House in Philadelphia, which blends Georgian architecture with a simple Quaker design.”

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, protects significant places representing our diverse cultural experience by taking direct action and inspiring broad public support.