Preserve. Educate. Involve.

aka Pres Burlington   |   Burlington, NC   |
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EIN: 81-4569898


Preservation Burlington was founded in October 2016 when a group of neighbors came together to try to save a local architectural treasure - a 1920’s airplane bungalow. Sadly, it was demolished, but from the experience we realized the need for and interest in a local preservation organization. Since 2016, we have worked to PRESERVE, EDUCATE AND INVOLVE the local community in our preservation efforts.

Ruling year info



Faith Grant

Co Principal Officer

Molly Whitlatch

Main address

P.O. Box 171

Burlington, NC 27216 USA

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Subject area info

Cultural awareness


Civic participation

Housing rehabilitation

Population served info


NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.


Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Architectural Salvage

In October 2019 we opened Burlington's first architectural salvage store, The Salvage Shop. Our architectural salvage program has allowed us to promote the reuse of salvage materials. Funds raised from the Salvage Shop support our nonprofit operations and historic homeowner grant program. We also use the Salvage Shop location for workshops and other events.

Population(s) Served

The Historic Home Grant program is designed to facilitate and financially support the stabilization and restoration of historical residences, encourage the use of appropriate materials and methods, and reward quality workmanship. The longterm goal is to enhance neighborhood integrity and pride of place, while at the same time magnifying neighborhood real estate values. The program is also an opportunity to educate homeowners about methods of restoration and stabilization that are appropriate in maintaining their historic property to national historic preservation standards.

This is a matching grant program in which Preservation Burlington, Inc. will refund up to 50% of the cost of historically appropriate exterior improvements. The program is currently limited to owner occupied residences that are either individually designated (at the national, state or local level), or that are among the contributing structures within one of Burlington's six NR Historic Districts.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback



Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2021

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $1,561
Program Services $25,669
Membership Dues $2,560
Special Events $9
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $29,780
Program Services $16,271
Administration $3,254
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $19,525


Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2021

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $38,809
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $38,809


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
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Faith Grant

Faith Grant is a Real Estate professional with extensive personal experience in old house stewardship. An Oklahoma native who has lived all across the U.S., she came to North Carolina in 2012 and settled in Burlington’s West Davis Historic District in 2016. Faith is a widely respected community leader who possesses both knowledge and passion concerning historic architecture and its role in building a strong community. Faith is also a musician with a bachelor's degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a professional in repairing musical instruments. She personally plays clarinet, flute, oboe, saxophone and piano.

Co Principal Officer

Molly Whitlatch

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Board of directors
as of 12/31/2023
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Board of directors data
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Board chair

Faith Grant

Faith Grant

Molly Whitlatch

Teri Jordan

Sharon Roderick

Julie Budd

Ned Heidel

Michele Koebrich

Lynn Cowan

Tom Cowan

Rene Munoz

Yvonne Whitley

Sue Lazara

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/31/2023

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/31/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.