The Preservation Alliance and Partners for Sacred Places recently launched the Philadelphia Fund for Black Sacred Places (PFBSP). This three-year project will expand equitable access to quality public spaces in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and support Black congregations’ efforts to maintain their properties, cultural centers, and neighborhood landmarks for future generations.
Applications for grants from PFBSP are open now through January 31, 2024. To be eligible to apply, congregations must be Black-led, located in Philadelphia, and have an active faith community. They also must have a purpose-built religious property with historical, cultural, or architectural value and guarantee that a welcoming, inclusive community space will be freely accessible to the public.
PFBSP grantees will be awarded up to $10,000 in planning grants and up to $250,000 in 1:2 matching grants for both capital and program expenses. They will also receive training, capacity building, and technical assistance. Register for an info session tomorrow, November 17, at 10 AM on completing the PFBSP application.