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The Champlin Foundations awarded Historic New England a grant of $150,000 to systematically address preservation issues at Casey Farm. The grant, which will be matched one-to-one by an anonymous foundation, will help Historic New England fulfill the $1.2 million match requirement for our Preservation Maintenance Fund. This represents a very important contribution to the long-term future of Casey Farm, a unique Rhode Island resource that is home to school programs and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
The award allows Historic New England to address top preservation priorities at Casey Farm, including prevention of water penetration, roof and fence replacement, and electrical upgrades. It will cover almost all known preservation issues for the next fifteen years, leaving only basic cyclical maintenance. One of Rhode Island’s top foundations, the Champlin Foundations makes direct grants to tax-exempt organizations in Rhode Island, mostly for capital needs. The Champlin Foundations have supported historic preservation activities at Historic New England’s Rhode Island properties with eight grants since 1991.
Casey Farm is just one of the Historic New England properties undergoing preservation work. Please consider supporting these efforts with a gift to the Preservation Maintenance Fund. Your gift will be matched one-to-one by an anonymous foundation.