Backing Historic Small Restaurants Grant Program

Should your restaurant get $50,000?!
Apply for the Backing Historic Small Restaurant Grant Program!
Applications are due March 25.

Announcing Backing Historic Small Restaurants, presented by American Express in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation!

50 restaurants across the country have the opportunity to receive a $50,000 grant. These funds can be utilized for exterior preservation work as well as general operations support.

A program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation with support from American Express, Backing Historic Small Restaurants Grant Program helps restaurants address critical needs amid ongoing economic challenges.

Apply today!

Share your story about small or independently owned restaurants located in a historic or older building or neighborhood that:

  • Contributes to the history and/or identity of its surrounding community or neighborhood.
  • Tells an inclusive story about cuisine and community in America (such as historic or ethnic food ways or culinary heritage).
  • Has a compelling and inspiring historical narrative or cultural significance.
  • Has been disproportionately impacted by economic challenges, disasters, or other hardships.

Apply by March 25.