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You can help save the world’s most treasured places.

World Monuments Fund helps local communities sustain their heritage, advocates for endangered sites, trains craftspeople, and educates the public about the importance of preserving our cultural legacy. We invite you to take action and join our preservation efforts today.

Make a Gift

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Abbey of San Clemente a Casauria - Abruzzo, Italy
Medieval Abbey of San Clemente a Casauria, Italy, which was badly damaged in the April 2009 earthquake.

Since 1965, the World Monuments Fund has helped saved sites in more than 90 countries, on all seven continents. With your support, we can continue to protect the world’s most treasured places. There are several ways you can help:

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Sustainable Tourism Pledge

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World Monuments Fund - Sustainable Tourism Pledge
Sustainable Tourism Pledge

Before you travel, read up on the history and culture of your destination. Use the internet to get leads on local specialties and off-the-beaten-path sites from locals and other travelers. Learn a few basic phrases in your destination’s local language.

Read and sign the pledge.

Request Assistance for a Site

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West side of Peristyle colonade: Diocletian's Palace, Croatia
West side of Peristyle colonade: Diocletian's Palace, Croatia

WMF supports conservation efforts at sites around the world through advocacy, technical assistance and collaborative project development, and/or financial assistance. Please complete WMF's online form to initiate a request for assistance. All requests are evaluated for compatibility with WMF's mission and priorities. If WMF determines that your project fits within our programmatic and funding parameters, you will be invited to submit a full proposal.

 

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Oppose the demolition of the Orange County Government Center in Goshen, NY

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World Monuments Fund urges you to oppose the demolition of the current Orange County Government Center. It is an architecturally distinguished building and restoring it preserves a great modern legacy and makes economic sense. Please vote no to demolition.

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Adopt a Garuda

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Adopt a Garuda
Adopt a Garuda

72 imposing sandstone garudas protect the perimeter wall of the monastic complex of Preah Khan in Cambodia’s ancient city of Angkor.

Though the power of garudas is legendary, the sculptures at Preah Khan have struggled to withstand the formidable advance of both time and nature.

Exposed to the elements and “lost” in the jungle for more than 500 years, the garudas fell into disrepair.

Since the Adopt-a-Garuda project began over a decade ago, 30 of the garudas have been sponsored, providing the resources necessary to address the biggest threats to their survival.

Read more about how you can adopt a garuda

Spread the Word

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Become an Everyday Preservationist

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St. Pauls, UK
St. Pauls, UK

World Monuments Fund sends preservation experts to endangered sites all over the world, but there are things you can do closer to home to help save the world's most treasured places. Becoming an everyday preservationist is as easy as sharing something special about your hometown, a favorite vacation spot, or someplace you've always wanted to visit. Here are some other ways you can help:

  • Appreciation
  • Adaptive reuse
  • Sensitive urban development
  • Thoughtful tourism
  • Traditional building materials
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