Crisis Response Program

Providing critical support to communities to protect and restore their irreplaceable cultural places in the aftermath of natural disaster, conflict, and other disruptive events.


The Crisis Response Program supports cultural heritage sites physically affected by the destruction resulting from natural disasters, armed conflict, and other disruptive events.

Through this program, World Monuments Fund aims to provide resources for early recovery actions, in the aftermath of disasters, to affected heritage sites that can help build community resilience, create economic opportunity, and strengthen social cohesion in the wake of emergencies.


Scope of the Crisis Response Program: 

The Crisis Response Program implements medium-large scale recovery projects that strengthen the capacity of local communities at sites recently affected by emergencies and that were actively in use at the time of the disaster. The program’s main goals are:

               ○ To raise awareness about the increasing destruction of cultural heritage by disasters

               ○ To implement projects that strengthen capacity of local heritage actors

               ○ To prevent the loss of cultural heritage around the world

World Monuments Fund’s Crisis Response Fund has been supported, in part, by the Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust, ALIPH, the Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation, Denise Gwyn Ferguson, and other generous donors. Please consider a gift to the Crisis Response Fund.

Help us be ready to act

Your gift to the Crisis Response Program will be doubled through a matching challenge.

A commitment to response

Helping communities rebuild following disaster has been at the core of our work since the floods in Venice in 1966.