Old Island Restoration Foundation, a nonprofit organization, was organized in 1960 to promote the preservation and restoration of historically significant buildings in Key West. The Foundation also administers and maintains the Oldest House Museum and Garden at 322 Duval Street.
The foundation established the Nancy Ordway Jameson Scholarship to honor the former director of the Oldest House Museum who spent more than 22 years working with the Foundation. Scholarship assistance is made through Take Stock in Children, an award winning scholarship and mentoring program. OIRF’s donation will help support graduating Key West secondary students.
The foundation awards Historic preservation grants for projects that demonstrate historic architectural significance. Applications are available from December 15 to January 15 of each year.
More on the most recent recipients may be found here.
Funding for these activities is raised through our annual Key West Home Tours, memberships, donations and special events. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donation or membership will help us expand our grants program.
Take a look at the benefits of membership in Old Island here!