Civil War Trust

Rating: 4.97 stars   490 reviews

Address:

1156 15th Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20005 USA

Mission:

Our Mission: Preservation of America's Civil War 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 41,000 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 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. The Civil War Trust is the only national charitable organization in the country working to preserve historic land where the Civil War was fought. The Civil War Trust and its predecessor organizations have been saving land since 1987; in total we have saved over 41,000 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®.

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800-298-7878
www.civilwar.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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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2 people found this review helpful

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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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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1 person found this review helpful

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.

 
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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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been a donating member of the Civil War Trust since 2007. I am proud to have supported over 50 Trust initiatives to preserve Battlefields. The Trust efforts are focused, efficient and successful. The Organization remains focused on the task at hand. The Staff and Leadership are dedicated. I believe that the Civil War Trust is the single best avenue for me to help preserve this momentous and significant part of American History. I am particularly pleased with recent educational efforts to raise awareness amongst our youth and Educators.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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

 
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1 person found this review helpful

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.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My wife and I have been involved with the Civil War Trust and its predecessor group for about 20 years. Throughout, we have been thoroughly impressed with the professionalism and dedication of the entire organization and especially of its leadership and staff. Most importantly, the CWT is a careful steward of the donors' contributions and especially dedicated to maximizing each dollar by finding matching funding.

This is an organization of which we are very proud to be a part.

Bill and Joyce Vincent

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

CWT is truly an founded on and devoted to the larger public interest. Dedicsted to educating and informing U.S. citizens and indeed a worldwide audience about the American Civil War through the identification and preservation of, and informataive public access to civil war battlefields across the U.S. Events during the civil war period did more to shape and define the United States as we know it today than any period since the American Revolution. CWT's absolute focus on understanding and appreciating this part of our history is unique, laudable and totally dvvoted to hte greater public good.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a supporter of the Civil War Trust since September of 1998, and since then have given 68 gifts in support of the Trust's mission of preserving civil war battlefields. A truly unique organization designed to partner with both public and private organizations to educate and inform Americans about the significant period in U.S. history, and to preserve for future generations the historical and hallowed ground where key Civil War battles were fought. Highly effective, frugal and dedicated to service to community and its mission.

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

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How likely are you to donate to this group again?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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