The Maine Steeples Project provides crucial support to the communities that are preserving Maine’s most iconic structures. A collaborative effort of Maine Preservation, the Maine Community Foundation, and a donor-advised fund, the foundation matches community-raised funds and provides professional guidance. From their newly-updated website:
The Maine Steeples Project supports local efforts to assess and restore church steeples of historic, cultural, and community significance to cities and towns in Maine. The program seeks to match local resources devoted to restoring steeples. Its priority is to support efforts to restore existing steeples, but reconstruction requests may be considered in unique circumstances.
For those interested in preserving a steeple in their community (or steeple-enthusiasts in general), we encourage you to visit their fresh website with information about the program, and eligibility requirements.