John Ringling Towers Historic Preservation Award

Program Description

The Arts and Cultural Alliance established this program to provide direct assistance to Sarasota County not-for-profit organizations working on significant historic preservation projects.

This program is designed to support projects that express and maintain the spirit of the John Ringling Towers. This fund is managed by the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, The Gulf Coast Community Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Sarasota.

Historic Preservation Grants will be given to not-for-profit organizations or governmental agencies located in Sarasota County, to be used for historic rehabilitation, including capital (bricks and mortar), preventive maintenance projects or national register designations.

The John Ringling Historic Preservation Program provides grants of up to $5,000 in recognition of historic preservation projects. The number of awards will vary according to the number of applications reviewed, the recommendations of the panel and the funds available.

Who is Eligible?

• Historic preservation organizations, in order to be eligible, must be not-for-profit organizations operating in Sarasota County.

• Projects in progress are acceptable.

Please read the guidelines before applying.

Application Deadline: Sept. 2, 2016