The New York Landmarks Conservancy has been awarded a third $50,000 grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation to underwrite 2020 Conservancy Sacred Sites Grants on Long Island.

The NYLC Sacred Sites Program provides congregations with matching grants for planning and implementing exterior restoration projects, technical assistance, and workshops. Since 1986, the program has pledged 1,519 grants totaling more than $11.5 million to 815 religious institutions statewide. Grants are awarded to assist with projects such as conditions surveys, architectural and engineering fees, roof replacements, masonry restoration, stained-glass restoration, and structural repairs. Priority will be given to essential repairs to the primary worship building. Grants are not available for pipe organ restoration, interior renovation, mechanical upgrades, or routine maintenance, including repainting.

Grant Eligibility Criteria

Please read this detailed information about our grant application process before contacting us.

Process and Timeline: We encourage interested applicants to speak with Sacred Sites Staff before submitting an application. We have two application deadlines per year, January 15 and June 1, with grants pledged approximately four months later. If the site is located in New York City, we accept applications for planning costs on a rolling basis. Please call us for more information, 212-995-5260.

Projects are ineligible if a contract or work agreement has been signed, or if the project has been started, prior to the application deadline.

Sacred Sites Open House

Since 2011 the Conservancy, along with our local partners throughout the state, has sponsored the Sacred Sites Open House.

The New York Landmarks Conservancy is a private non-profit organization.