The Methuen Festival of Trees, Inc. (FOT) is a private, non-profit organization located in Methuen, Massachusetts. The organization raises money through the annual Festival of Trees for the purpose of funding historic preservation and restoration in the City of Methuen and the Merrimack Valley. Since 1994, The FOT has provided over $1,100,000 for various historic projects.
The FOT offers historic preservation funds through grant programs. Some programs are matching grant programs while others like the repair of the historic Searles and Tenney walls in Methuen are outright grants. These programs are designed to provide preservation funding to private non-profit organizations, private businesses housed in a historic property, individual homeowners of historic homes including those listed on the Massachusetts or national historic registers, and public entities in the City of Methuen. The FOT strives to provide preservation funding for the preservation of buildings built prior to 1900 or to buildings constructed by Edward F. Searles or the Tenney Family. Projects funded at the discretion of the FOT Board, may be subject to the review of the Methuen Historic District Commission (MHDC).
Send completed applications to: Festival of Trees, PO Box 309, Methuen, MA 01844.