The Preservation Action Foundation, formerly known as the Center for Preservation Initiatives, is a registered 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization. Preservation Action is the vehicle through which the Preservation Action Foundation generally fulfills its charitable mission.

Our Mission


Facilitate and promote understanding about the federal policies and programs that affect our nation’s historic and cultural resources.


Encourage informed and scholarly discourse about preservation policy that lays the groundwork for effective action.


Develop educational programs and resources that will inspire and inform a new generation of preservation advocates.