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THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDERS

The James Merrill House gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following state and institutional funders in 2022-2023:

CONNECTICUT HUMANITIES

Conservation ConneCTion awarded the James Merrill House a $4,000 Museum Makeover grant to support its exhibition, “James Merrill’s World: Fans and Clouds and Bats.” Museum Makeover is supported through a partnership with the CT League of History Organizations and funded by a grant from the CTCultural Fund. The CT Cultural Fund is administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and CommunityDevelopment/Connecticut Office of the Arts from the Connecticut State Legislature. ​ CT Humanities awarded the James Merrill House a $10,700 Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant that will help underwrite Visitors Center operations in 2023. This CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant is provided to the James Merrill House from CT Humanities, with funding from the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts from the Connecticut State Legislature. CT Humanities also awarded the James Merrill House a $3,260 Capacity Grant to support our strategic planning process for 2023-2027. 

CT STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE

CT SHPO awarded the James Merrill House a $9,600 Survey and Planning Grant to complete a master plan for the conservation and preservation of 107 Water Street and the Merrill Apartment. This funding is provided through the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS

The Academy of American Poets awarded the James Merrill House Foundation a $10,000 Capacity-Building Grant to support the Foundation's work in building the first-ever endowment fund for the James Merrill House. 

MERRILL FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

We have received generous support from the Merrill Family Charitable Foundation for the James Merrill House's operational expenses and the James Merrill House Foundation. 

HELEN INGRAM PLUMMER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

We have received generous support from the Hellen Ingram Plummer Foundation for the James Merrill House's operational expenses and the James Merrill House Foundation

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