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World Monuments Fund

The international nonprofit organization is dedicated to the preservation of historic architecture and cultural heritage sites around the globe.

Safeguarding Historic Sites

World Monuments Fund

Established in 1965, the World Monuments Fund (WMF) protects important historical sites across the globe —that figure has topped 700 sites in 112 countries — and promotes mutual understanding between cultures and communities. Headquartered in New York City, the WMF maintains offices and affiliates in Cambodia, France, India, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and the UK. The organization joins forces with local communities, funders, and governments to find solutions to such issues as climate change, imbalanced tourism, and post-crisis recovery.

In 2006, GRoW founder Gregory Annenberg Weingarten funded the WMF's Annenberg Program for Endangered Cultural Heritage in the Developing World, which was designed to assist communities around the globe — especially in developing countries — in incorporating 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.

GRoW Support

2024

General Operating Support

Restoration - Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, U.S.

2023

General Operating Support

Restoration - Maritime Stations of Alcântara and Rocha do Conde de Óbidos in Lisbon, Portugal

2022

General Operating Support 

Restoration - Maritime Stations of Alcântara and Rocha do Conde de Óbidos in Lisbon, Portugal

2021

General Operating Support

2020

General Operating Support

2019

General Operating Support

2018

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT

2017

General Operating Support

2016

General Operating Support

2015

Restoration - Mosteiro dos Jeronimos in Lisbon, Portugal

2014

General Operating Support

Restoration - Mosteiro dos Jeronimos in Lisbon, Portugal

Restoration - Niculoso Pisano Portal in Seville, Spain

2012

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

2010

Restoration - Queluz Palace Gardens in Lisbon, Portugal

Funchal Cathedral in Madeira, Portugal

2009

Program - Annenberg Program for Endangered Cultural Heritage in the Developing World

General Operating Support

2008

Program - Annenberg Program for Endangered Cultural Heritage in the Developing World 

2007

Program - Annenberg Program for Endangered Cultural Heritage in the Developing World 

2006

Program - Annenberg Program for Endangered Cultural Heritage in the Developing World