The Malcolm X – Ella L. Little-Collins House

Malcolm X - Ella L. Little Collins House

“Transforming the historic residence where Malcolm X spent his formative years into graduate student housing would provide an innovative model for sites across the country.” 

Colleges in Boston

Preserve and Restore a National Heritage

The Malcolm X – Ella L. Little-Collins Family Foundation cannot accept capital gifts. The Foundation funds scholarships through charitable contributions to fulfill the promises of the passport to the future. The Malcolm X – Ella L. Little Collins House is one of several elements incorporated into the Citizen Students’ educational program.

Listing in the National Register of Historic Places for the Malcolm X – Ella L. Little Collins House designated the landmark at the House at 72 Dale Street in Massachusetts as eligible for the federal preservation tax credits administrated by the National Park Service and the Internal Revenue Service, in partnership with State Historic Preservation Offices.

The federal preservation tax credit program is the resource to fund the $4.5 Million Phase I requirement to restore and preserve this historic landmark. 

“Listing in the National Register is the first step towards eligibility for National Park Service-administered federal preservation tax credits that have leveraged more than $45 billion in private investment and National Park Service grant programs.” (

“The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.” (


Preservation tax credits provide a unique opportunity to support a national heritage while also offering significant tax benefits for philanthropists and donors. 

The process must begin with the National Park Service before connecting with House for an interested individual or organization to receive these beneficial tax options. 

The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program encourages private sector investment to preserve and restore historical landmarks. 

“It creates jobs and is one of the Nation’s most successful and cost-effective community revitalization programs.” (

National Register Lists Malcolm X Childhood Home

“The Preservation And Restoration Of This Historic Site Would Not Only Restore An Important Part Of American History But Transform An Under-Utilized Structure Into An Active And Vibrant Part Of The Surrounding Community.”

Malcolm X-Ella L. Little Collins House, 72 Dale St., Boston

How to Get Started

Please note, the Malcolm X-Ella L. Little Collins House cannot accept direct donations. Interested donors must follow the outlined steps and prioritize consultation with their lawyer and accountant to participate in the federal preservation tax credits program. Please forward the approval of federal preservation of tax credits to the administrative addresses listed.

Step 1:

Research Tax Incentives for Preserving Historic Properties at the National Parks Website.

Step 2:

Consult with your lawyer and accountant to begin the process.

Step 3:

Complete the application and filing for federal preservation tax credits.

Step 4:

Forward the approved Tax Credits information to the Malcolm X – Ella L. Little Collins House administration at the addresses provided.

Administrative Address


Mr. Paul E. Simon
Boston Private Bank
Assistant Vice President Deposit Management
10 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109





(617) 912-4364

(617) 912-4550


Mr. Rodnell P. Collins
Malcolm X – Ella L. Little Collins House 
Co-Project Manager
72 Dale Street #3
Boston, MA 02119



(617) 427-7817