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Grants and Awards


Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB),

Archives Division of the Commonwealth

$15,000 for further work on Dorchester Veterans Project


Community Preservation Act, City of Boston

$51,200 for completion of the barn and carriage house and repair and painting of the perimeter fence and gates at 195 Boston Street

George B. Henderson Foundation

$43,000 for exterior of the Lemuel Clap House


George B. Henderson Foundation

$40,000 for front porch and shutters of William Clapp House


New England Grassroots Environment Fund

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

City of Boston Partners with Non-Profits

$25,000 for structural work in Clapp Family Barn

Eastern Bank

$750 for MyDotTour Fields Corner Year Two

Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

$5000 for MyDotTour Fields Corner Year Two


Boston Foundation for Architecture

$5000 for MyDotTour Fields Corner Year Two


Trinity Financial Charitable Fund (project spanned 2008-2009)

$500 toward landscape improvements

EarthWorks Urban Orchards Program (project spanned 2008-2009)

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

New England Grassroots Environmental Fund, (project spanned 2008-2009)

Boston Grants Initiative 

$3000 for improvements to landscape


Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund

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

Edward Ingersoll Browne Trust Fund

$75,000 toward the restoration of Dorchester Town Common

Emma Reed Fund

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

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

DBG Grassroots, (project spanned 2007-2009)

City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development

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


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


George B. Henderson Foundation

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

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