National Trust Announces 2021 African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Grantees

The fourth iteration of the $50 million grant program, originally established in 2017 in the wake of the deadly Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, marks the largest disbursement to date for the Action Fund. A total of $3 million will be shared between 40 different sites and organizations, rural and urban, stretching beyond the confines of the continental United States from Seattle to San Juan, Denver to Washington, D.C., St. Louis to St. Simon’s, Georgia. Last year, a total of 27 sites and organizations that “draw attention to the remarkable stories that evoke centuries of African American activism and achievement, and to tell our nation’s full history,” per the National Trust, were awarded $1.6 million in funding. A total of $1 million and $1.6 million were awarded during the 2018 (16 sites and organizations) and 2019 (22 sites and organizations) funding rounds, respectively.