Partner With Us
At the National Trust for Historic Preservation, we are proud to partner with a select group of corporations to protect the places that tell our nation’s stories. Their support ranges from in-kind gifts of the tools and supplies that make HOPE Crew projects possible, to multi-year philanthropic commitments that can transform entire communities.
We invite you to explore the National Trust's current corporate partnerships, and to learn more about opportunities to partner with us.
PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS
Through more than a decade of partnership, American Express has given away millions of dollars to brick and mortar preservation projects through Partners in Preservation and National Treasures. Since 2006, this partnership has been the impetus behind re-energized local preservation efforts and much needed work in our National Parks, as well as national recognition for American Express and the National Trust. Learn more about our partnership.
Mike Wolfe, star of the History Channel’s American Pickers, has a passion for saving places. In 2017 he teamed up with the National Trust to produce the official "This Place Matters" T-shirt with a portion of proceeds supporting the National Trust. Mike’s goal is to raise awareness about saving and protecting the places that matter to us all, nationwide, for future generations.
Bank of America
Bank of America, which has functioned as the National Trust’s primary commercial bank for over ten years, has been an investment partner with the National Trust Community Investment Corporation (NTCIC) in various historic and new market tax credit funds. It has also made low-interest loans to the National Trust Loan Funds. Bank of America manages the National Trust’s Affinity Deposit and Credit Card programs, and has made numerous grants to the National Trust’s community development programs, including many years of support to the National Trust Main Street Center.
Since 2017, Benjamin Moore has provided nearly 3,000 gallons of their high-quality paints to help restore National Trust Historic Sites and other notable landmarks for visitors to enjoy for years to come, including Cooper Molera Adobe in Monterey, California; Nina Simone's Childhood Home in Tryon, North Carolina; Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York; Drayton Hall in Charleston, South Carolina; and President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, D.C., among others. In 2020, we embarked on a program that celebrates and preserves sites in America where women from all walks of life have made history, from the Odd Fellows Building in Astoria, Oregon, to McDonogh 19 Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana.
CIRCA Old Houses
The National Trust for Historic Preservation partners with CIRCA Old Houses to host ongoing listing of historic properties for sale across the country. National Trust historic property listings with CIRCA benefit from CIRCA’s large audience of engaged and excited old house lovers who are specifically looking to buy a property with charm and character. In addition to the National Trust’s print and online audience, CIRCA adds their large audience of website visitors and social media community.
Heineken collaborated with the National Trust on Cities Projects for two summers to raise critical funds for city-based preservation projects. Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns were used to raise funds for Miami Marine Stadium and restoration projects in ten other cities across the country, raising more than $300,000 for needed preservation work. The partnership included significant marketing, including in-store advertising, events, and paid and earned media, fueled by the shared desire to see these historic places saved.
Thanks to our corporate partners, you can support preservation while you shop, while you travel and from the comfort of your own home.Get Started
Historic Hotels of America
Founded in 1989 to promote heritage tourism, Historic Hotels of America is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest Historic Hotels across the country. More than 300 hotels are members of Historic Hotels of America across the United States, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each fascinating place has faithfully maintained their historic integrity, architecture, and ambiance.
The collection of hotels celebrates 400 years of America’s heritage and features charming inns, grand hotels, and iconic resorts, each with a treasured story to discover, explore, experience, and share. The National Trust receives approximately 1.4% of each booking made on HistoricHotels.org to support our work and save the places that tell the full American story.
Indow uses modern technology to transform historic spaces without changing a thing—it’s how they are making the past a part of our future. In 2020 the National Trust and Indow partnered to provide Cliveden with museum quality, custom window inserts for all sixty windows. These inserts will reduce energy costs and protect the interior of this historic site. Indow window inserts act as interior storm windows, pressing into the inside of historic windows to increase efficiency while helping to preserve them for another hundred years. Inserts are laser-measured to ensure a precise fit that practically disappears into the window frame, even when the windows are out-of-square.
Patagonia has been working with the National Trust on efforts to protect Bears Ears National Monument for several years. The National Trust is proud to be partnering with Patagonia and others to defend America’s public lands. The National Trust is committed to continuing, and even increasing, our efforts to ensure that the history reflected in our public lands are preserved for the benefit of future generations.
The Pepsico Foundation is supporting the National Trust’s work to save and sustain historic African American places through the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. The Action Fund is the largest preservation campaign ever undertaken on behalf of African American history. Our mission: to draw attention to the remarkable stories that evoke centuries of African American activism and achievement, and to tell our nation’s full history.
Seagram’s 7 and the National Trust launched the #SavetheDiveBar campaign in time for National Dive Bar day on July 7, 2018. Supported online and via social media, the campaign generated increased awareness for dive bars across the country. We continued the partnership into 2019 with a program that educated dive bar fanatics on how they could help save their favorite dive bar.
The Unico System is a premium small-duct, high-velocity HVAC system uniquely suited to providing older homes and buildings with quality central heating and air-conditioning while preserving any structure’s architectural integrity. Unico has been a proud partner of the National Trust since 2002.
The Yahoo Employee Foundation selected the National Trust’s Hands-On Preservation Experience (HOPE) Crew program for support in 2017. This funding allows us to expand the program and train more young people in preservation crafts, all while helping to protect historic cultural sites on public lands.
Partner With The National Trust
The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America’s historic places for the next generation. We take direct, on-the-ground action when historic buildings and sites are threatened. We advocate with governments to save America’s heritage. We help the nation’s 15 million local preservationists take action, creating more vibrant, sustainable communities in the process. We strive to create a cultural legacy as diverse as the nation itself.
What We Do:
- Provide millions of dollars in financial assistance every year
- Advocate for national and local preservation policies
- Revitalize neighborhoods, main streets, and communities
- Support statewide and local partners saving places from coast to coast
- Promote cultural and heritage tourism to historic destinations
- Steward a collection of 27 sites open to the public
Why Partner With Us:
- We lead the effort to protect Civil War sites, such as Wilderness Battlefield and Fort Monroe.
- We spotlight threatened buildings and landscapes with our 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list.
- We preserve Modernist icons, such as Philip Johnson’s Glass House.
- We save irreplaceable places with our innovative National Treasures program and empower a new generation of preservationists through HOPE Crew.
- We galvanize more than 300,000 members and supporters with action alerts and online campaigns.
- We protect diverse places—from historic schools built by and for African-Americans to sacred Native American sites.
To learn more about opportunities for corporations to partner with the National Trust, contact Jason Clement at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOPE Crew Stories
Applications for the Telling the Full History Preservation Fund grant program are due December 15, 2021.Learn More