Ways of Giving—Support the National Trust
Your Donation Saves Places
The National Trust's work is made possible by the generous support of people like you, people who are committed to preserving the places and stories that make this country so vibrant.
By directly supporting a National Treasure or Historic Site, or by making a philanthropic gift to underwrite the organization's operations, you become part of an American tradition that honors history while embracing the future.
We Need Your Support
The National Trust for Historic Preservation receives no government funding for our operations, so member dues and contributions are crucial if we are to continue our work protecting America’s irreplaceable architectural and cultural heritage.
84 cents of every dollar you give to the National Trust for Historic Preservation goes to the implementation of our preservation and outreach programs. Read our Donor Bill of Rights to learn more about your rights as donors and members. In addition, please read how we share donor personal information and your right to opt-out.
Your support has been critical to us as we save historic places across America. Renew today and feel confident knowing your gift will be put right to work and your member benefits will continue.
Introduce someone to the unique and exciting world of preservation, and let them explore historic places near and far with a gift membership to the National Trust.
Make a One-Time Gift
Make a donation online to the National Trust and be at the center of our work as we take direct action to save historic places, engage new preservationists, and preserve our heritage for a better, brighter future.
Save time, paper and money while saving historic places when you sign up to make regular monthly gifts. You'll still receive all of the benefits of membership including Preservation magazine.
Tribute and Memorial Giving
Tribute gifts are a great way to honor someone for a special occasion such as a birthday, wedding, or anniversary. Memorial gifts honor the memory of someone important and at the same time help preserve and honor historic places that were important to them.
Individual, foundation, and corporate donors work closely with the National Trust to significantly advance our critical work and create a lasting legacy.
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
Many employers sponsor corporate matching gift programs and will match employees' charitable contributions. Contact your Human Resources department for more information.
Preservation Leadership Forum
Boost your level of involvement in preservation on both a national and community level by becoming a member of Preservation Leadership Forum.
Learn more about the companies we’re partnering with and the impact we’re having on communities and places nationwide.
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