Civil War Trust
Rating: 4.97 stars 393 reviews
Issues: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment
Location: 1156 15th Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20005 USA
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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I have contributed to Civil War Trust for many years with over 60 contributions. A great organization that preserves our priceless history.
I have been a member of the Civil War Trust (CWT) for almost ten years. The CWT is the premier organization dedicated to preserving hallowed ground of battlefields where the Civil War was fought. I have been to many of these sites and have donated to the CWT and other entities to ensure these lands are preserved so present and future generations can come to these deathless fields to ponder and dream.
The CWT does great service providing people with the chance to have enhanced battlefield experiences. These important places are now often larger, more complete, and better explained through the CWT's work. I have been a member since 2003 and have contributed to 120 campaigns CWT has organized with many like-minded partners to secure threatened battlefield land and deed it to prosperity. CWT and its members are passionate about saving battlefield land. Be on the right side of history and join us.
This is an amazing organization! They are efficient and effective, practical and highly successful in setting and achieving goals. Their mission is laudable in preserving battlefields for future generations to experience these places in person. Through their efforts towards educating the public about the costs of war as well as inspiring the public by preserving places where the heroism of American citizens took place, the CWT actively strives to make us proud of our country and freedoms, purchased so dearly by the lives of those who fought on the battlefields. Their website is an excellent research vehicle and has intriguing animations and videos to help bring the Civil War era alive. I have given to their special campaigns regularly and recently joined their color bearers monthly donation plan.
As a genealogist, I was curious to learn whether any of my ancestors had served in the Civil War. I located many men, no women!, and tried to trace as many of their descendants as I could. I must have seen an ad somewhere in my research for the Trust and started donating several years ago.
I'm retired now and don't have as much money to give, but I love to leverage my money against the many grants the organization is able to line up ahead of requesting money. Most recently, a 1:10.14 match opportunity existed. How can you not help out?
I haven't been able to visit many battlefields yet, but I rest easy knowing that I'm doing what I can to preserve them so I can take my time in visiting them.
The Civil War Trust is an outstanding organization of which I am proud to be a part. Without the CWT, much of our heritage would be lost. I am proud that the CWT keeps its overhead low so that donations go to the work of preserving battlefield land. I have been a member for about 10 years and try to give during each campaign. I am particularly happy to give to help preserve Antietam and South Mountain because they are near where I lived for many years.
I am especially proud that the National Park Service has recognized the CWT's leadership in battlefield preservation and has asked us to help save Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefields as well. This is solid recognition that the foremost organization in the United States for preserving battlefield land is the Civil War Trust. It is both a blessing and a curse that most major battles that occurred on American soil occurred in highly populated areas. It is very important that the CWT save as much of our heritage as possible before it is too late. Our heritage is greater than the Civil War and we need to preserve as much as we can.
I have been a member of the Civil War Trust for over 10 years and the Trust does an outstanding job of preserving our heritage. In addition to saving hallowed ground for future generations, the Trust is also the leading organization for providing educational materials for educators so that the Civil War will be taught with the thoroughness it deserves. Finally, the Trust has been in the forefront of applying technology to the study of the Civil War through the development of mobile apps to interpret major battlefields. The Civil War Trust is the premier organization for preserving Civil War battlefields and preserving the history of the Civil War for posterity.
I first noticed an organization spending money on out of the way battlefields 19 years ago- the Association for The Preservation of Civil War Sites. I joined and it has grown and developed into The Civil War Trust- again spending money on battlefields, both out of the way and major. I feel that every dollar that I send them is going to purchase or enhance a limited treasure, important land that my American people bled upon.
This applies to The Revolutionary War as well where again my people bled and died. I can only state that this organization does what it says it will do and does it well!
In the mid 1990's I visited battlefields with signs and markers generated by The Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites, I realized then and there that this was an organization I wished to donate to. I already was a member of The Civil War Trust as it existed in the 1990's.
What a benefit when they merged and morphed to a dedicated land acquisition and preservation group . I feel that more has been done by this private group to preserve and encourage American Battlefield heritage than has been done since the veterans themselves did in the immediate post Civil War years.
I feel that any donation to The Trust is an investment in United States history and I gladly contribute
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I am a member and donor of this organization, and am very proud to say that I have been a part of its efforts. History and preservation are very important to me. I could not imagine a world without either, and was very pleased when I was introduced to the group. In my personal life, I strive to honor my commitments and to do what I say I will do. As for the Trust, I never hesitate to pledge my support when called upon because I trust that this group will do what it says, and has consistently proven its ability to save hallow ground. I urge others that are interested in preservation and protecting our Civil War treasures to join this group and be a part of its accomplishments. Is very rewarding to visit a site, to see your name on a plaque, and know that you were a part of the success. I cannot Thank the trust enough for what it has done.
Thanks to the efforts of the Civil War Trust thousands of students in the present and future will be able to witness and celebrate the sacrfices and lives of 850,000 Union and Confederates who died to make the United States OF America rather than the United States IN America as it was prior to 1860. Unfortunately, our education system has failed to give our youth a historical background to fully appreciate what we have. I urge everyone to join me in supporting this great charity. $100,000 + donor
Member of CWT or CWPT for 17 years. CWT is efficient, visionary and flexible in both strategy and tactics. The strategy has been expanded to include preservation of battle grounds of the revolution in addition to those of the civil war. CWT seeks (and often gets) support of national, state, and local organizations to achieve the goals. CWT is a premiere model of what excellent leadership and efficient practices can do. I am proud to be a member and to know that future generations will benefit from my support. Bill Toombs - Phoenix, AZ