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
  • Italy
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Spain

WMF Britain

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

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WMF Italy

via Flaminia 362
Rome 00196 Italia
(33 1) 47 20 71 99
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WMF Peru

Pedro de Osma 417
Barranco, Lima 04, Perú
+(511) 467-3000
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WMF Portugal

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
Praça do Império
1400-206 Lisbon, Portugal
(351) 21 362-0034
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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

Annual Report

Annual Report

All Annual Reports

2015 Annual Report

The 2015 annual report covers the diverse achievements of our 50th anniversary year.  It also marks the 20th anniversary of the World Monuments Watch, reveals the training programs associated with WMF projects at the Forbidden City and in...

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