The American Revolution Center receives $40 million challenge grant
June 14, 2012
To aid in The American Revolution Center's plans to build the Museum of the American Revolution in historic downtown Philadelphia, H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest recently announced a $40 million challenge grant. Once the center reaches it $150 million fundraising goal, it will move forward with the construction of the museum, which will be the first and only in the country to tell the entire story of the United States' emergence as an independent nation.
Lenfest announced the challenge grant at a ceremony during which the center unveiled architectural renderings of the classically styled structure. The design by architect Robert A.M. Stern will be constructed at Third and Chestnut Streets, between such historic monuments as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
"I am offering this challenge grant because now is the time to establish The Museum of the American Revolution and ensure that the spirit of the American Revolution is carried forward for generations to come," said Lenfest.
In addition to the latest support, the center has received a $30 million matching grant from the Commonwealth's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). Similar organizations that receive challenge grants and matching funds might benefit from solutions such as grant management software
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