National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places. Founded in 1949 and signed into legislation by President Truman, the organization was given the task,
To facilitate public participation in the preservation of sites, buildings, and objects of national significance or interest.
- The National Trust for Historic Preservation aims to empower local preservationists by providing leadership to save and revitalize America’s historic places, and by working on both national policies as well as local preservation campaigns through its network of field offices and preservation partners, including the National Park Service, State Historic Preservation Offices, and local preservation groups.
- In addition to leading campaigns and advocacy, the National Trust provides a growing educational resource through the Preservation Leadership Forum that offers articles, journals, case studies, and conferences and training. The National Trust issues the quarterly Preservation magazine and produces the "PreservationNation" blog.
- The National Trust’s current work focuses on building sustainable communities through the adaptive reuse of historic spaces; preserving and empowering cultural diversity through protecting sites of cultural significance; advocating for greater stewardship of historic places on public land; and leading innovation in the management of historic properties.
For more information, visit the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC)
The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions was founded in 1983 in response to amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. These amendments provided financial assistance to local governments that met requirements of the Certified Local Government program, including the establishment of a local preservation ordinance and commission.
- NAPC was formed to provide a forum for commissions to discuss mutual problems and to serve as a national voice representing the particular needs of commissions.
- NAPC provides technical support and manages an information network to help local commissions accomplish their preservation objectives. Their established education and training programs, including our biennial FORUM conference and Commission Assistance and Mentoring Program (CAMP®), have provided essential training to thousands of commission members and municipal staff.
- NAPC also serves as an advocate at federal, state and local levels of government to promote policies and programs that support preservation commission efforts, thanks in part to collaboration with their partner organizations in Washington, D.C.
For more information, visit the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions.