The Foundation’s Finance Committee meets quarterly in advance of Board Meetings to review contributions received for specific campaigns and programs. The committee evaluates the connection each project has to the Foundation’s mission and recommends grants for approval by the full Board of Directors. The following grants were among those approved by the Board in 2019.
Royal Oak raised over $250,000, exceeding our goal of $200,000 toward the The Landscape Programme at Stowe. This large and complex conservation project will enable Stowe to have more meaning for a twenty-first century audience by telling the missing stories of returned key statues and monuments, and by interpreting the restoration of the buildings, structures and improvement of landscape features. Repairing the garden buildings and reviving the historic landscape are crucial to the spirit of Stowe and will significantly develop and enhance the visitor experience, contributing to the long-term sustainability of the property.