Why support the Civil War Trust
We are Effective
The Civil War Trust has saved more than 40,000 acres of Civil War battlefield land. Since 2001, the Civil War Trust has saved four times more battlefield land than even the National Park Service. Index of Saved Land »
We are Efficient
The Civil War Trust prides ourself on being an efficient, high-output organization. We employ a minimum of paid staff and our offices are certainly not high-end. We prefer to put every dollar we can into saving battlefield land. Civil War Trust has earned our seventh consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator »
We Magnify your Donations
Through the innovative use of matching grants, we routinely multiply every $1 donated by our members by a factor of three or more; meaning, the power of your donations will be greatly magnified towards saving battlefields. See our list of current preservation opportunities »
We are Accountable
Simply put, we do what we say we are going to do. Compare us to other groups you support; success in our mission is tangible, measurable and verifiable. Judge our success by walking every acre of hallowed ground you help save. Our results will last forever.
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Also to be Noted…
The Civil War Trust doesn't accept government funds for operating expenses, and because the battlefields are so threatened, we don't have an endowment to fund—there is no time. All gifts are put to work purchasing and protecting Civil War battlefield land immediately.