Grant Awards

Year 2000 Henderson Foundation  

  • $34,000 for Fence and walkways at the James Blake House, 735 Columbia Road

Year 2005 Massachusetts Historical Commission, Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund 

  • $50,000 matching grant for exterior renovations at the James Blake House
  • matched with $130,000 in private donations for total project cost of $180,000

Year 2007 New England Grassroots Environmental Fund

  • $5,000 for a conceptual landscaping plan of the Society's headquarters property: the Clapp
    campus with its four buildings on Boston Street

Year 2007 Emma Reed Fund

  • $75,000 for replacing the slate roof and the gutters and downspouts at the William Clapp
    House at 195 Boston Street

Year 2007 Edward Ingersoll Browne Trust Fund

  • $75,000 toward the restoration of Dorchester Town Common

Year 2007 Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund

  • $9,375 toward planning the uses of the buildings and grounds at the Clapp Campus 

Year 2008-2009 New England Grassroots Environmental Fund Boston Grants Initiative

  • $3000 for improvements to landscape

Year 2008-2009 EarthWorks Urban Orchards Program

  • Installation of fruiting shrub border and additions to the pear orchard through contributions of 
    soil improvement, plant materials and volunteer labor

Year 2008-2009 Trinity Financial Charitable Fund

  • $500 toward landscape improvements

Year 2007-2009 CDBG Grassroots, City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development

  • $150,000 Edward Everett Square Project - the Society acted as fiscal sponsor

2010 MassHumanities

  • Grant for MyDotTour Fields Corner prototype

2010 Boston Foundation for Architecture

  • $5000 for MyDotTour Fields Corner Year Two

2011 Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

  • $5000 for MyDotTour Fields Corner Year Two

2011 Eastern Bank

  • $750 for MyDotTour Fields Corner Year Two

2011 City of Boston Partners with Non-Profits

  • $25,000 for structural work in Clapp Family Barn

2011 New England Grassroots Environment Fund

  • $3,000 for landscape work plantings at the Dorchester Historical Society headquarters

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