- Historic Sites
- Buildingsto Watch
- Grants& Sponsorships
- Successes& Setbacks
Preservation organizations expend a great deal of time and effort protecting individual buildings at risk. While such efforts are necessary, “reactive preservation” means we are constantly playing defense. In an effort to be pro-active the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation is aggressively pursuing the creation of neighborhood historic districts in Palm Springs.
Successful efforts to create historic districts in other cities have typically required the support and leadership of local elected officials. In recognition of this reality, on December 2, 2008 the PSPF sent a letter to each of the Palm Springs city council members expressing our strong support for neighborhood historic districts. More importantly, the PSPF provided specific and positive recommendations to accomplish that aim.
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation provides grants to organizations in furtherance of particularly noteworthy preservation causes. The PSPF Board of Directors must approve each grant. To solicit such grants, an organization should submit a letter to the PSPF Board of Directors summarizing the grant to include (1) the requested dollar amount of the grant, (2) duration of the grant, (3) items that will be funded by the grant and (4) any deadline to approve the grant. Typically such grants are given to city governments, city-recognized neighborhood organizations, home owners associations, etc., and are rarely given to individuals.
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation is always interested in exploring supportive financial or “in-kind” arrangements with worthy organizations. However, such sponsorship arrangements must further the stated mission and goals of the foundation.