No Small Change: The Grant Programs of Landmarks Illinois
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Location: Chicago, Illinois
Client: Landmarks Illinois
An analysis of the nearly 200 grants Landmarks Illinois has awarded over the past 33 years shows recipients were able to use the LI funding to ultimately save an important historic resource and to leverage additional funds needed to finish a large-scale historic preservation project. The study reviewed a total of 192 grants awarded between 1984 and 2017 through three Landmarks Illinois grant programs: The Endangered Building grant program, the Preservation Heritage Fund, and the Barbara C. Thomas E. Donnelley II grant program. Landmarks Illinois grants, while relatively small, often serve as a catalyst for major transformation at Illinois historic sites.