National Trust for Historic Preservation Awards DCCPF a Preservation Grant from Jeffris Heartland Fund
Grant Will Go Toward Creation of An Historic Structure Report for the Davis County Courthouse
Bloomfield, IA (March, 2010)—Davis County Courthouse Preservation Fund has been awarded a $35,000.00 grant by the Midwest Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation from the Jeffris Heartland Fund. The seed money is a matching grant for creation of an Historic Structure Report for the Davis County Courthouse.
An Historic Structure Report is required to identify and prioritize the needs of the building and provide direction for the preservation and ongoing maintenance of the courthouse.
“Funding made possible by the Jeffris Family Foundation for the Jeffris Heartland Fund will help towns across the Midwest preserve the historic places that have anchored their communities for generations,” said Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “At a time when the national economy is experiencing profound challenges, funding from sources like the Jeffris Family Foundation is especially critical to ensure that the historic fabric of our smaller towns is not lost forever.”
For over ten years, the Jeffris Family Foundation has served as a catalyst to community support for historic preservation by making capital challenge grants to community-based projects in Wisconsin. In 2008, the Jeffris Heartland Fund was established to expand its scope to the entire Midwest, including the states of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Grants are awarded to nonprofit groups and public agencies, with priority going to projects in smaller cities and towns where funding sources are typically more limited.
About Davis County Courthouse Preservation Fund
The Davis County Courthouse Preservation Fund (www.daviscountycourthouse.com) is a not-for-profit organization formed to raise funds and assist the county Board of Supervisors in the planning and implementation of projects consistent with historic preservation and restoration of the Davis County Courthouse building and grounds. Since its founding in 2005, the DCCPF has been responsible for obtaining $375,000 in grants and state tax credits to help fund rehabilitation of the Davis County Courthouse.
About the National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (www.PreservationNation.org) is a non-profit membership organization bringing people together to protect, enhance and enjoy the places that matter to them. By saving the places where great moments from history – and the important moments of everyday life – took place, the National Trust for Historic Preservation helps revitalize neighborhoods and communities, spark economic development and promote environmental sustainability. With headquarters in Washington, DC, nine regional and field offices, 29 historic sites, and partner organizations in all 50 states, the National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to a national network of people, organizations and local communities committed to saving places, connecting us to our history and collectively shaping the future of America’s stories.
Davis County Courthouse Preservation Fund
P.O. Box 136
Bloomfield, IA 52537
The Davis County Courthouse Preservation Fund is a 501(c)3 organization legally recognized by the IRS, and will be happy to provide necessary information to anyone who wishes to qualify for matching funds from their company. Please contact Linda Boatman at 312-848-4662, or email@example.com, for further information and to answer any questions.