The National Fund for Sacred Places is a grant-making program of Partners for Sacred Places in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The National Fund is guided by an Advisory Committee, bringing together faith leaders, architects, and philanthropists from across the country to inform the grant-making process. Through this partnership, roughly 50 houses of worship will be awarded $10 million over 4 years beginning in 2016. The National Fund is made possible by generous financial support from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., with additional support in 2019 from the Gerry Charitable Trust.

What Congregations Receive:

Each year, the group of 14-16 congregations that is selected to participate in the National Fund program will receive:




What We’re Looking For:

Our staff team and Advisory Committee assess applicants according to five core criteria, while building a diverse participant group that reflects our country’s broad range of geographic, cultural, and religious identities.