Our Mission

Preservation Action is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization created in 1974 to serve as the national grassroots lobby for historic preservation. Preservation Action seeks to make historic preservation a national priority by advocating to all branches of  the federal government for sound preservation policy and programs through a  grassroots constituency empowered with information and training and  through direct contact with elected representatives.

Our Vision

Preservation Action will consider itself successful when historic preservation is deeply ingrained in our culture, embraced by the nation’s citizenry and its elected officials, from town hall to Capitol Hill.  In our vision, every American has recognized the need to become a steward of our historic and cultural resources.
In our vision, our communities are stronger, more livable and exhibit a greater sense of place because these officials, supported and encouraged by the citizenry, have assumed a leadership role in initiating legislation that includes historic preservation as an integral part in creating and sustaining our communities.
Since 1974, Preservation Action has been and continues to be the preeminent Capitol Hill advocate for national legislation favorable to historic preservation; however, it’s focus has moved from the need to formulate preservation policy and programs to one of supporting those initiated by our legislators.

Preservation Action Foundation

The Preservation Action Foundation, formerly known as the Center for Preservation Initiatives, is a registered 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization. Preservation Action is the vehicle through which the Preservation Action Foundation generally fulfills its charitable mission.

We are as Strong as our Grassroots Membership

Become a Preservation Action Member Today!

Preservation Action is the only national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to lobbying for the best preservation-friendly policies at the national level. If you’re a grassroots preservationist, your agenda is our agenda – and we look to you to help us shape our priorities. Take action immediately through our secure online Membership Form, or contact Preservation Action or call 202-463-0970.