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You can help the California Preservation Foundation protect historic buildings, neighborhoods and communities – large and small- by making a tax-deductible donation to the California Preservation Foundation
Since 1977, the CPF has earned a solid reputation as the leader in statewide preservation advocacy and education. Working together with our members and volunteers, CPF is and its partners continue to develop new and timely programs to serve communities and our constituents throughout California.
We couldn’t do this without your support.
Your supportwill ensure that California’s historic sites are protected and its legacy continues. CPF donors provide critical support for our programs and share CPF’s mission to protect historic places in California.
A legacy of support
When citizens from communities turn to us for help, we provide advice and assistance. We have been transforming communities one building at a time for over 35 years. We can only do this with your financial support.
Over 200 recorded training programs in partnership with the National Center for Preservation Training and Technology
CPF received a grant from the National Center for Preservation Training and Technology to develop a robust online education program. What started as a modest program developed into an expanded program of learning that is now available online for anyone to view. The CPF Advocacy Committee will soon issue its new FAQ page with corresponding online programs to support people seeking information.
Sponsored AB 1999 (Atkins), The Economic Development and State Historic Tax Credit Act
Working with a statewide coalition, CPF partnered with the AIA California Chapter and took the lead to secure passage of AB 1999. We raised the funds to hire a lobbyist and worked for nine months to get the best, most comprehensive bill possible. With no opposition to this bill, it went all the way to the Governor’s desk. Though the Governor vetoed the bill, we will continue to work with state leaders to enact a historic rehabilitation tax credit in California.
Partnership with the National Park Service to document the “Mother Road” – Route 66 Study
Recognizing that the desert portion of Route 66 is the most threatened segment of the historic highway, the National Park Service collaborated with CPF to conduct the survey of the historic resources and road alignments of Route 66 from Needles to Pasadena.
CPF is working on the fifth phase of the Route 66 study with the National Park Service. The firm of Mead and Hunt will document the historic road alignments and historic resources of the historic Route 66- from Pasadena to Santa Monica.
An overview of the work done to date was presented at the 2017 California Preservation Conference in Pasadena in May 2017.
LGBT Crowd Sourcing – Historypin Site
CPF received a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to work with consultants Donna Graves and Shayne Watson to develop a Historypin site to map stories and images of LGBTQ history in California to supplement the San Francisco LGBT Historic Context Statement.
Partnership with the California Office of Historic Preservation – OHP Webinars
CPF, in partnership with the State Office of Historic Preservation, is hosting a quarterly webinar series to educate the public about the programs of the Office of Historic Preservation. These are offered free to the public.
The Essential Advocate – Online Advocacy Forums
We believe that protection of historic places begins with people making informed decisions. Beginning in February 2015, CPF will host a series of free, online Advocacy Forums as a benefit of membership. Topics will include essential information for local government and organizations to provide access to current and best practices in historic preservation.
Help us shape the future of preservation in California
Help us to continue to transform and protect historic communities throughout California with programs that help hundreds of people each year to preserve their communities.
Please make a tax-deductible contribution to the California Preservation Foundation.