Press Release

Endangered Historic Sites from Argentina to Croatia to Sri Lanka to Receive Funding through Renewed American Express Partnership with World Monuments Fund

(WMF) and American Express Company today announced that seven endangered historic sites will receive funding through the new American Express Partners in Preservation program, which was launched in June of this year.

The grants reflect the ongoing commitment of American Express to preservation and renew its long relationship with WMF. American Express was the founding sponsor of the World Monuments Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites program, established in 1995, to call international attention to and ensure the preservation of cultural heritage sites around the world threatened by neglect, vandalism, armed conflict, or natural disaster. Over the past 10 years, American Express has contributed more than $10 million to help preserve 119 historic sites in 59 countries placed on the Watch list. American Express’s commitment to this program enabled WMF to leverage millions of dollars of additional funding from local and national governments, global corporations, foundations, and individuals, and has encouraged new preservation activism worldwide.

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