What we do
The California Preservation Foundation provides statewide leadership, advocacy and education to ensure the protection of California’s diverse cultural heritage and historic places.
From the loss of our historic post offices, to documenting the storied sites of Route 66, to state rehabilitation tax credits, to mapping LGBTQ heritage, and providing programs to designate sites associated with underrepresented communities, we are the leading statewide advocacy organization fighting to protect our diverse heritage at the state legislature and Washington.
More than 30,000 preservation professionals and local advocates each year rely on CPF for education leadership, something we have provided for nearly five decades. Our annual conference is the West Coast’s largest and most respected, drawing upwards of 750 people to discuss innovative preservation strategies and approaches. We are an international provider of preservation education with participants in 49 states and 13 countries.
We recognize and share stories of the state’s irreplaceable places. Over 600 exemplary projects have received a prestigious Preservation Design Award from CPF. We celebrate California’s unique built heritage through tours, site-specific gatherings, and networking events.
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