Union Station, Washington, DC

photo by: David Keith

Investing in Preservation’s Future

Empowering Americans to save historic places.

As the nonprofit leader of the national preservation movement, the National Trust for Historic Preservation stands with anyone who loves a place enough to try to save it. We are passionate about building a vigorous and growing community of champions for America’s historic places and equipping them with the funding, ideas, networks, and inspiration they need to advocate successfully for our past.

Your generosity champions America’s most powerful tools for saving places, such as historic tax credits. It pioneers original research into the economic, environmental, and community benefits of saving historic places. And it brings advocates, leaders, preservation experts, and community champions together to grapple with preservation’s toughest challenges—recognizing the truth in the proverb that if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.

In partnership with you and preservationists across the country, we are creating a legacy of beauty, culture, and history that will endure for generations to come.

Graphic chart of the impact agenda guiding values.

Leading the Change Together

The purpose of Leading the Change Together is to help guide and inspire the preservation movement to work collectively and collaboratively towards a vision for strategic change.

Leading the Change Together is based on the understanding that many of our existing challenges are structural, and that broad effort involving all aspects of the field will be needed to build a more sustainable, inclusive, and equitable future.

Now is the time for us to bring together our diverse perspectives and values and create positive change.

National Preservation Conference: PastForward 2024

PastForward 2024

PastForward, the National Preservation Conference, brings together a community of professionals and volunteers passionate about saving places, creating an unmatched opportunity to network, learn, and be inspired.

Tools & Resources: Preservation Leadership Forum

A classroom at the Larchmont Charter School

Through the National Trust's Preservation Leadership Forum, we’ve documented and developed a variety of tools to support your work protecting places. Learn the different ways you will benefit from connecting with this diverse network of preservation leaders.