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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Historical Organizations, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection

Mission: Our Mission: Preservation of America's battlefields by protecting the land and educating the public about the vital roles those battlefields played in directing the course of our nation's history.

Results: Over 43,000 acres saved to date!

Target demographics: all Americans

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

Programs: The mission of the Civil War Trust: The preservation of America’s significant Civil War, Revolutionary War, and War of 1812 battlefields by protecting the land, and educating the public about the vital roles those battlefields -- and the citizen-soldiers who fought upon them -- played in directing the course of our nation’s history. The Civil War Trust is the only national charitable organization in the country working to preserve historic land where the nation's "Founding First Century" wars were fought. The Civil War Trust and its predecessor organizations have been saving land since 1987; in total we have saved over 43,000 acres of land. In addition to saving hallowed ground, we also believe that there is a great need to educate the public about the importance of the Civil War. We are dedicated to interpreting the War and its significant battles, and do so for teachers, students, and the public through technological resources and innovative methods such as our state-of-the-art website and Battle Apps®.

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 toddjburnett

Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been making donations to the Civil War Trust (and its predecessors) for almost 25 years. Although we are avid Civil War enthusiasts, we are also passionate about saving the hallowed ground on which the brave men of that era fought and died for what they believed in. We know that the vast majority of our contributions to the Civil War Trust will be spent to purchase and improve these lands so that future generations may walk these same fields and gain a better understanding of this period of our history. The men and women of the Civil War Trust are the best possible advocates for saving battlefield property and have proven themselves to be excellent stewards of all donations they receive. We give to several charitable organizations and the Civil War Trust is the one we hold in highest esteem. If only all other charities were operated with such integrity and professionalism!

John406

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Civil War Trust does, and always has, exactly what its mission statement says. They save the ground and surrounding where are nation came to death grips with itself. Any non-profit that does that deserves our support, Currently, I am unable to contribute as much as I would like, but the Civil War Trust is worthy of every dime you can muster.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a grandfather of 6 it gives comfort knowing an organization such as the Civil War Trust exists. I have donated to many of their campaigns which preserve our history for the future generations, without an organization such as this I believe our history would perish
I also make yearly plans to participate in th Trusts Park Days, another noble way of protecting our past and future, by far one of the best organization's around.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a retired physician whose grandfather fought at Vicksburg in the Civil War, thus my initial interest in this portion of our country's history. I have been a contributor to the Trust since its inception. The Trust has been the most efficiently run, trustworthy organization it has ever been my privilege to support. I know that every penny I contribute will be fully & properly utilized. I have been a regimental contributor for about 5 years, and will continue my support as long as I can.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Civil War Trust is one of my favorite nonprofits. I have been a member for a number of years and continue to be pleased with the dedication of the staff to historic preservation and with the excellent communications received from the CWT. Supporting the CWT allows donors to preserve our country's history, preserve open space for future generations, and gain access to in-depth information about the Civil War. I also applaud the CWT for undertaking a separate effort to preserve battlefields of the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. Keep up the good work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of the most helpful things the Trust does is keep its donors very current on the status of the results of their donations. Each donation is to a specific project and we know when an action has been taken on the project. This really encourages donors to stay active in the effort on future projects. We know when our efforts have succeeded.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a member of the Civil War Trust for 8 years and have contributed to over 100 initiatives to save Battlefields and preserve our Heritage. The results, while unique to saving and preserving this particular history, are exemplary for any charitable organization. The goals, achievements, and involved staff are extraordinary.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Civil War Trust has been part of our giving for 7 years. We have contributed to over 70 history saving initiatives. The Trust has faithfully and efficiently focused on preserving this essential part of our Heritage. The Civil War Trust is the single best way to save these hallowed fields.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a contributor for more than 10 years both for specific battlefield purchase opportunities and as a color guard member. I make these contributions knowing that the money goes to the intended purpose and not to "professional" fundraisers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I inherited my father's fascination with the battles, personalities and politics of the Civil War at a formative age. Supplemented by extraordinary history teachers in my middle and high school years, I developed a profound connection to the war, the time period and the masterworks of historians to capture all the complexities of an all-encompassing war. I don't know why it is important to save the places where these tragic events took place, but I do know what I feel when I visit them. That feeling engages me in honoring their lives, contextualizing my life and times, and continuing the work to form a more perfect union.

The Civil War Trust, better than any other organization, not only saves these special places but invests in those of our generation connecting this history to the next. Their excellent communications expands my knowledge of the war while showing my value and effectiveness as a member of the Civil War Trust team. I look forward to continuing this work with the Civil War Trust for many decades to come.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank God there are people who are willing to devote time and money resources to preserving our nation's heritage.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a well managed charity that truly cares about preserving the history of this country. They also take the time to get to know their members.