Welcome to Our Team
Become a member today and join our team! We are a community of architects, designers, preservationists, and architecture fans who come together to support a singular mission: to save historic places. We can't do it without you! Click here to join us.
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State Historic Tax Credit
The California Preservation Foundation sponsored the State Historic Tax Credit bill SB 451, an important piece of legislation that will make preservation accessible and affordable throughout California. On October 9th, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 451, the California Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, adding California to the list of more than 35 states that have passed such incentives. The bill, which passed both the Senate and the Assembly with unanimous approval, will enable the renewal of aging structures and communities throughout the state, and promote the development of affordable housing.
Advocacy is at the Heart of What We Do
The California Preservation Foundation provides a wide range of support, from hands-on training to statewide advocacy. We offer diverse educational opportunities, ranging from webinars and workshops to a 4 day-conference filled with over 30 educational sessions, workshops, and study tours. For more information on webinars and workshops currently scheduled or how to request one in or near your community, go to the Education section of our website.
CPF receives advocacy requests continually, so check out this page for an up-to-date list of Advocacy Alerts.
Request assistance, and read more about how we decide when and where to act.
We are deeply committed to educating and training the next generation of preservationists. We provide free membership to students, as well as scholarships and the opportunity to be matched with a professional mentor.
View or add preservation job listings in California and beyond.
The California Preservation Foundation Resource Directory is a list of professionals involved in the preservation or development of historic properties.
Explore our FAQ to find answers to your preservation questions, from CEQA to Surveys and more!.
Property owners interested in donating preservation easements may request easement application packet at the link above.
Click here for a list of preservation resources from across California and around the country.
Educating Advocates for Over 40 Years
CPF has diverse educational opportunities for a variety of prices ranging from webinars and workshops to a 4 day-conference filled with over 30 educational sessions, workshops, and study tours. For more information on webinars and workshops currently scheduled or how to request one in or near your community, go to the Education section of our website. Information on our upcoming and past conferences can be found in the Conference section.
Technical Assistance and Field Services
CPF also offers on-site technical assistance and direct support through the Field Services program, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Field Services Director can help to assess local preservation needs; coordinate alliances and develop partnerships; provide guidance on solution based strategies; convene meetings, workshops, presentations, etc. to assist with advocacy and education efforts in local communities; and provide linkages to consultants, informational resources, and potential financial sources.
Other Resources and General Information
There are a variety of resources available at your fingertips. Please explore the website for a lot of valuable information. If you have a specific preservation issue or question, please contact the Field Services Director.