Dedicated to saving the world's most treasured places

Stewardship for Future Generations

World Monuments Fund is a private nonprofit organization founded in 1965 by individuals concerned about the accelerating destruction of important artistic treasures throughout the world. Now celebrating 50 years, World Monuments Fund has orchestrated over 600 projects in 90 countries. Today, with affiliate organizations established in Britain, India, Peru, Portugal, and Spain — World Monuments Fund sponsors an ongoing program for the conservation of cultural heritage worldwide. The World Monuments Watch, a global program launched in 1995 on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of World Monuments Fund, aims to identify imperiled cultural heritage sites and direct financial and technical support for their preservation.

Looking Back

Monumental Milestones

Our Team

Our team has been recognized as some of the brightest and most capable minds in the field of heritage preservation.

Meet the Board & Staff



In addition to hands-on management, our affiliates identify, develop, and manage projects, negotiate local partnerships, and attract local support to complement funds provided by U.S. donors.

  • Britain
  • India
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Spain

WMF Britain

70 Cowcross Street
London EC1M 6EJ
(44) 207 251 8142
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WMF India

Unit No.6, Flr-Grd, Plot 126, Neeru Silk Mills,
Harishchandra L Nagaonkar Marg, Mathuradas Mill Compound,
Lower Parel, Delisle Road, Mumbai 400 013
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WMF Peru

Colina 104 int. A3
Barranco, Lima 04, Perú
+ (511) 477-1063
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WMF Portugal

Rua João Penha 10

1250-131 Lisbon, Portugal
(351) 21 384-1120
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WMF Spain

Garcia De Paredes, 94-3°A
Madrid, 28010, Spain
(34-91) 308-4698
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Featured Partners

Featured Partners

Our work depends on the generous support of corporate and foundation partners, who make a wide range of projects around the world possible.

Robert W. Wilson Challenge to Conserve Our Heritage

2019 Watch Magazine

2019 Watch Magazine

All Annual Reports

2019 Watch Magazine

Every two years, the World Monuments Watch issues a call to action for treasured cultural heritage sites around the globe. Since 1996, when the Watch was founded with support from American Express, the program has recognized 790 sites facing...

Contact Us

World Monuments Fund

Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2412
New York, NY 10118
Tel: 646-424-9594
Fax: 646-424-9593