Keepers Preservation Education Fund Opportunities

The Keepers Preservation Education Fund, which Dr. William J. Murtagh, the first Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places began, is now administered by the Maine Community Foundation.

The fund provides financial support to aspiring or established preservation professionals in the United States to increase or share their professional knowledge or enhance their career potential in historic preservation-related subjects. Awards may be used for tuition, professional meeting attendance, special book or other types of media purchases, domestic and foreign study travel, and other purposes as deemed appropriate. In the past, the individual grants have been limited to around $500 to $1000.

Information and application procedures are available on the Maine Community Foundation website at PreserveNet also provides information at