Partnerships

Virginia Tech and the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation have an agreement whereby both parties mutually apply for grants funds in the areas of Oral History and architecture. Virginia Tech provides academic, professional and administrative support in the process of fullfilling the obligations of the grant. Tinner Hill provides technical, administrative and community-based support for filling the obligations of the grant. To date, the partnership has resulted in a successful architectural contest for the design of the Tinner Hill Historic Site and the initiation of an oral history project at Tinner Hill.

The Northern Virginia Regional Commission and the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation have an agreement whereby both parties may apply for grant funds in the area of Low-Impact and Green design. One grant has been sought for Low-Impact design features of the Tinner Hill Historic Site.

The City of Falls Church and the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation have a contract, whereby the City purchased one lot on Tinner Hill and provided a 40-year lease with an option-to-buy to the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation. The Foundation is expected to build and have operational the Tinner Hill Historic Site and the John Jackson Center for Piedmont Blues by February, 2008.

Fairfax County and the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation have a contract, whereby the County purchased one lot on Tinner Hill and provided a 40-year lease with an option-to-buy to the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation. The Foundation is expected to build and have operational the Tinner Hill Historic Site and the John Jackson Center for Piedmont Blues by February, 2008.

The National Park Services Heritage Preservation has administered two grants that will allow the Foundation to develop the resources to build the Tinner Hill Historic Site and the John Jackson Center for Piedmont Blues. These funds were appropriated through Congressman Jim Moran.