The Historic Alexandria Foundation


Individuals, non-profit associations and organizations, and private non-profit and public museums may apply for grant awards from the Historic Alexandria Preservation Fund. In order to apply for a grant, an applicant must be a member of Historic Alexandria Foundation. Projects eligible for consideration include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Restoration, repair, maintenance or improvement of historic properties in the City of Alexandria, which are open to the public or serve a public function.

    Conservation of artifacts in private non-profit or public museum collections within the city of Alexandria.

    Historical, architectural, or archaeological research of a particular structure, property, site or district which may enhance the goals of preservation in the city.

    Scholarly research conducted on Alexandria's architectural or cultural history.

Individual grants will be awarded at the discretion of Historic Alexandria Foundation, which administers the Fund, based on the nature, purpose, and merits of the project proposal. The typical grant award is up to $5,000, but larger awards have been bestowed to projects judged to be of high need or merit. Grant awards in some instances will be required to be matched by a similar amount of money raised from other sources. The amount and date of the award will be determined by HAF. Grantees will be notified by U.S. mail by an officer of the Fund.


The deadline for receipt of applications is May 1 this year.

Depending on the size of the grant and projected length of the project, partial payments will be made on the basis of interim progress reports. A final report from the grantee concerning the use of the grant funds will be required within thirty (30) days after completion of the project. Interim and final reports will be presented at the Foundation's Annual Meeting.

List of HAF Grant Recipients

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Carlyle HouseHAF president, Dr. Morgan Delaney with, grant recipient Gretchen Bulova, Director of the Gadsby's Tavern Museum at the annual spring Garden Party.
Friendship FirehousePrevious grant recipient, the Friendship Fire Company was the first volunteer fire company in Alexandria. The current firehouse was built in 1855 and now houses historic firefighting equipment and exhibits.