Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s mission?
How can I learn more about the National Trust and the work it does?
How will my donation be used?
We work tirelessly to protect the irreplaceable, from advocating for historic preservation to directly saving historic places. Whether funding grants to safeguard places, engaging young people in preservation projects, reinterpreting sites to reflect more people's experiences, or supporting other efforts—your generosity enables us to save places that tell the full American story.
How do I know my donation and information will be managed respectfully?
Can I make a gift from my retirement plan, securities, will, or trust?
Wherever you are in the process of planning your estate, making a legacy gift to the National Trust is simple. Please click here to learn more about planned giving.
Can I make a donation to the National Trust through the mail or by phone?
Your gift can be sent to:
National Trust of Historic Preservation
2600 Virginia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
Or, to donate by phone, call 1-800-315-6847.
How do I give a Gift Membership?
Give a National Trust gift membership to friends and family and you'll be giving them more than all the great benefits of regular membership—you’ll give the gift of historic preservation. It’s as simple as filing out a basic donation form. Please click here to get started.
How do I make a gift in memory of or tribute to someone special?
How secure is your online donation form?
All information provided to the National Trust is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on secure portions of our websites that are only accessible by certain qualified employees of the National Trust. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
If you do not wish to use our online payment services, payments and donations may be made by contacting our 24-hour call center at 1-800-315-NTHP (6847).
Is my donation tax-deductible?
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For donations under $1,000, the portion of your membership dues that exceeds $15.00 is tax-deductible. Donations of $1,000 or more are fully tax-deductible.