The 1772 Foundation Board of Directors has approved a grant award in the amount of $12,500 toward the Fort Adams Trust to make needed fire and life safety updates at Fort Adams. The updates are necessary to meet fire code requirements and make for a safer environment for fort visitors.

“The grant will enable the fort to make the upgrades and better align us with the state’s fire marshal’s requests,” stated Joe Dias, Fort Adams executive director. “Based on our annual tour with the state’s safety inspectors, specific needs were pointed out and the 1772 Foundation grant provides the funding we needed to be in compliance.”

“We are extremely grateful for the 1772 Foundation’s board of directors’ decision to award the fort the grant,” said David Martland, Fort Adams Trust president. “It is great organizations like the 1772 Foundation that ensure significant places like Fort Adams can be preserved and maintained.”

Base in Newport, RI on lower Thames Street, the 1772 Foundation works to ensure the safe passage of our historic buildings and farmland to future generations through financial assistance to help with preservation for future generations.