Historic Preservation. Supporting the preservation, conservation and protection of monuments, buildings and artifacts of historical significance.

We believe the preservation of historic monuments is important to connect us with the cultural history of a country, to better understand and respect the people who lived with different traditions and lifestyles.

In the 1990’s, we partnered with the World Monument Fund to support the protection and restoration of endangered sites, including the Great Wall of China, The Valley of the Kings in Egypt, and Pompeii.  We continue to support the preservation of historic landmarks around the world.

Historic Preservation Stories

Senkoji Temple in Japan

A multi-year project helps make the temple more accessible, and financially sustainable

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Kinderdijk Windmills, Netherlands

Kinderdijk is made up of 19 historic, well-preserved windmills, which became protected by UNESCO in 1997.

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City of David, Israel

A multi-year pledge to fund the excavation of Pilgrimage Road beneath Jerusalem.

Sudamala Temple, Bali

The holy spring temple of Sudamala is one of the most popular sites for the local Balinese to conduct their purification ritual, a tradition that has been in practice for over a thousand years on the island of Bali.

Pompeii, Italy

Grand Circle Foundation donated $50,000 to help maintain and preserve Pompeii for future generations.

State Museum of Auschwitz – Birkenau, Poland

Since 1947, the State Museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau has served as an indelible reminder of the definitive tragedy of the 20th century.

Valley of the Kings, Egypt

Funding to protect The Valley of the Kings was part of a 5 year, $250,000 commitment with the World Monument Fund.