The Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative® is a unique partnership between: NHS, the City of Chicago, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, National Trust for Historic Preservation, neighborhood residents, architecture and historic preservation organizations, and academic institutions aimed at preserving, restoring, and modernizing the city's Greystone residential buildings. The Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative® is founded on the belief that preservation of these homes can help restore pride in neighborhoods, celebrate a unique architectural gem, and spur additional revitalization based upon a community's heritage and culture.
The NEA is the largest annual national funder of the arts in the United States and supports artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. With the support from the NEA, the Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative® will work with homeowners on Chicago’s South and West sides that are often overlooked by historic preservation and design initiatives and who can benefit from access to practical advice on how to restore and repair their greystones.
The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.
For more information on the National Endowment for the Arts, call (202) 682-5400 or visit www.nea.gov/index.html.