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February 2022
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The L'Enfant Trust Receives Grant from The 1772 Foundation! 

The L’Enfant Trust is pleased to announce the award of a generous $65,000 grant from The 1772 Foundation for calendar year 2022! The grant will be fundamental in helping us kick start our rehabilitation work on 1220 Maple View Place, SE and alleviating some of the financial burdens that our Historic Properties Redevelopment Program (HPRP) endured during the pandemic.
 
We could not be more grateful to The 1772 Foundation for their continued support and partnership of our HPRP. We believe that these properties will demonstrate a path forward for other historic rehabilitation projects in our nation’s capital that do not fit within traditional real estate development, while also supporting community revitalization and economic development in Historic Anacostia. Our HPRP would not be feasible without The 1772 Foundation’s help, and we are so thankful to have it! 

You can read the full press release from The 1772 Foundation here

Help Us Restore Big Green in Historic Anacostia!

As we begin work on our fourth rehabilitation property in Anacostia, 1220 Maple View Place, SE – known as “Big Green” in the community – we still need your support! Small donations offset the accumulated costs of rehabilitation, while major gifts could allow the property to be offered at higher affordability levels once fully restored. Your gift will be acknowledged on the Trust’s website and announcements, on the project signage, and at a future ribbon-cutting event!
If you’re interested in sponsoring the restoration of Big Green, consider making a donation today. We are also appreciative of material donations, such as tile, utilities, flooring, and more. Every little bit helps

Know of someone or an organization who may be interested in supporting Big Green? Share this email with them or encourage them to visit our website to learn more. 
Support Big Green!

Fast Facts on Big Green

  • Built in 1902 
  • Queen Anne Victorian
  • The developer, H.A. Griswold, was a long-time friend and colleague of Frederick Douglass
  • A partial wrap-around porch existed, as shown in this historic photograph from 1975 
We're always looking for more information about Big Green! If you have historic photographs of the property or history on the house, send it our way! 

ICYMI: New Article on the Trust's Rehab Projects in Anacostia


The Washington City Paper published an article on February 3rd highlighting the latest on the Trust's Historic Properties Redevelopment Program and our work in transforming distressed properties into affordable homes for the Anacostia community.
 
The article explores how our historic preservation rehab program could be a model for the more than 150 city-owned properties across the District, and a way for the city to better use its own land to house people! Share the article with your networks.
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