Preservation Grant Programs

The Methuen Festival of Trees, Inc. (FOT) is a private, non-profit organization located in Methuen, Massachusetts. The organization raises money through the annual Festival of Trees to fund historic preservation and restoration in the Merrimack Valley, southern New Hampshire and beyond. Since 1994, the FOT has provided more than $2 million for various historic preservation projects.

The FOT offers $10,000 matching grants through the Historic Preservation Grant Program (HPGP). This program is designed to provide preservation funding to private non-profit organizations, private businesses housed in a historic property, individual homeowners of historic homes including those listed on the Massachusetts or national historic registers, and public entities. The FOT restricts the use of its preservation funding for the preservation of structures built prior to 1900 or to buildings constructed by Edward F. Searles, the Tenney and Nevins Family.

Due to the events associated with the global pandemic, the deadline for submitting applications for 2020 funding has been extended until May 1, 2020.

Applications should be mailed to:

Methuen Festival of Trees Preservation Chair
Post Office Box 14
Methuen, MA 01844

Questions regarding this grant program or the application should be directed to the Preservation Chair at