The Covington Foundation provides grant funding for historic preservation projects across the state of North Carolina. Preference is given to critical enabling revenue and proposals in which Covington grants generate other resources and projects which may serve as models for other communities.
Grants are made only to federally tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations working on projects in the state of North Carolina. The Foundation does not make grants for annual campaigns. Grants are usually awarded for one year only. Challenge grants may be requested or the Foundation may designate a grant as such. In either event, there is a three year time period in which the matching funds are to be raised. Organizations receiving grants are required to submit a report six months following receipt of the funds. All information relating to the grant is detailed in a contract signed by the Foundation and the organization.
The Covington Foundation prefers to provide critical enabling revenue and therefore welcomes proposals in which Covington grants generate other resources and projects which may serve as models for other communities. The Foundation’s average grant size is around $13,000. Funds are provided for the following:
- Acquisition / Rehabilitation / Restoration
- Operating and Program Support
- Organizational Development
- Please be sure you have read the above Grant Guidelines and Grantmaking Policies and are familiar with the focus areas of the Covington Foundation. Be sure to review our grant history and selected grantees.
- The Marion Stedman Covington Foundation prefers applications and attachments to be submitted through our website, but also accepts mailed applications.
- Applications are to be submitted to the Foundation (or postmarked) by March 1st and August 1st.
- After reading the guidelines and reviewing prior grantees, if you believe your project falls within our guidelines, follow these steps to complete a grant application.