Development History

Since 1997 the Thomas Day Education Project (TDEP) and the Apprend Foundation have received scores of grants, including over 20 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) ranging from $10,000 - $240,000. Additional grants have been awarded by funders such as the Chipstone Foundation, the R.J. Reynolds Foundation, the Preyer Family Foundation, the NC Arts Council, and the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.

Funding is now being sought to secure the long-term sustainability of the emerging Crafting Freedom Institute which aims to continue and expand the work of the Apprend Foundation. TDEP will continue to exist to foster research and education about Thomas Day and will be a constituent project of the Crafting Freedom Institute.