Who are the Circuit Riders?


Our grants help save sacred places.

The Connecticut Trust recently awarded $10,000 to Liberty Christian Center, in the heart of Hartford’s North End, for repairs and re-roofing of the sanctuary.

The building began its life in 1914, when Hartford’s Fourth Congregational Church relocated from a downtown location. The congregation brought the steeple and portico from its 1850s-era church, and the rest of the building was built around it.

A vibrant, predominantly African-American congregation now occupies the building.  Their passion for preservation has resulted in a multi-year partnership with the Connecticut Trust, starting in 2015, when we awarded them $14,000 for repairs to their steeple, and in 2016, when we funded a $7,500 condition assessment.

Funding for this grant – and many others – came directly out of the Trust’s operating budget in FY2018.  We need your support to continue to serve organizations like Liberty Christian to address their preservation challenges.

Your donation helps us preserve places that matter.

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