About Us
The American Institute for Conservation and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation work together to promote the preservation and protection of cultural heritage. Partner with us to further that mission.


Support the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) in preserving the artifacts of humanity’s creative spirit and supporting the caretakers of our cultural heritage.

Consider making a gift, of any size, to strengthen the foundation that supports the association for conservation professionals.

"When we return to a reopened society, these objects, archives, sites, and stories will prove a sense of continuity and connection with our history and each other....Loss of access to our shared heritage is a loss of our shared memory."  - Jon Parrish Peede, former head of NEH, keynote speech at the AIC Annual Meeting, May 21, 2020.

Your investment in the Foundation's people, programs, and resources will help improve conservation in the United States and around the world.


Ways to Donate

Credit/Debit Card

Donate online to specific initiatives by clicking on the links below:


Donate to specific initiatives by indicating on your check. 

Mail to:

Attn: Lissa Rosenthal-Yoffe
Executive Director
727 15th Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. FAIC is a tax-exempt 501 c(3) non-profit organization (TAX ID #23-7424418).

If you experience an issue when donating online, please contact us at 202.452.9545 or

View our impact statement below for more information about what your support achieves.

View also our state Fundraising Disclosures for 2021 below.

Planned Giving

Learn about options for planned giving.

Why Give

  • Read or posted to the Global Conservation Forum (or ConsDistList)?
  • Searched Conservation OnLine (CoOL)?
  • Viewed a free webinar in the Connecting to Collections Care Online Community?
  • Participated in one of our workshops?

If so, you have benefited from a program of the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation.

As a donor, you support these essential and highly valued professional resources. Each year, we must raise more than $245,000 to supplement our existing resources and keep them going. General AIC membership dues do not fund these programs, so each initiative we undertake is made possible with the assistance of generous gifts from supporters like you. Help them remain strong for the future by growing your individual contribution. 

Our Funding Gap

Every foundation program is built around, is supported by, and shares responsibility for core mission support. Core mission support supplies the finance, human resources, governance, and fundraising infrastructure that sustains the entire organization.

When programs are only partially funded by contributions or earned revenue or when support is limited to only the direct expenses of the program, we face a gap. Not only is one program affected, but the health of the entire organization is at risk.

If you value the resources and services provided by the Foundation, please consider making a gift, of any size, to strengthen the organization that works to support conservation efforts and the preservation of cultural heritage. Donations to our general fund do more to support the breadth of all of our programs, including the ones that you care about the most.