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World Monuments Fund

In the developing world, cultural heritage projects are often caught in precarious circumstances. That's where the World Monuments Fund (WMF) comes in. This international nonprofit organization is dedicated to the preservation of historic architecture and cultural heritage sites around the world.

Safeguarding Historic Sites

World Monuments Fund

For several years, we have supported the Annenberg Program for Endangered Cultural Heritage in the Developing World.  Starting in 2006, the Annenberg Program allowed the WMF to help communities around the globe — especially in developing countries —  incorporate historic preservation into their sustainability efforts. Advocacy training, capacity building and technology exchange were used to empower local guardians of key sites and help communities better appreciate the necessity for cultural heritage preservation. In its first year alone, the program's capacity-building workshops and reconstruction/rehabilitation projects protected the historic fabric of South America's Jesuit Guaraní missions and assured the survival of a particularly rich and meaningful piece of world architectural and cultural history, the Bafut Palace in Cameroon.

GRoW Support


General Operating Support




General Operating Support


General Operating Support


General Operating Support

Restoration - Mosteiro dos Jeronimos in Lisbon, Portugal

Restoration - Niculoso Pisano Portal in Seville, Spain


Restoration - Church of San Pedro Apostol and the Jovenes Patrimonio in Andahuaylillas, Peru


Programming - Projects in Portugal


General Operating Support