Heritage Conservation

We are proudly committed to preserving and conserving cultural heritage.

An early and influential supporter of the historic preservation movement, The J.M. Kaplan Fund has long believed in the value of cultural heritage. Whether at home in New York City—where we helped save treasured sites like Carnegie Hall from demolition—or at archaeological sites in the Mediterranean basin, where we helped conserve some of the world’s most iconic cultural assets, the Fund remains committed to preserving sites of world heritage quality that will continue to be enjoyed by a broad public in the future.

The Heritage Conservation program is currently focused on the following areas: conservation of heritage sites and collections in the broader Mediterranean basin; efforts to ensure that remarkable heritage resources play their role in wide-ranging recovery following conflict or disaster; and preservation of sites that can elevate and inform heritage practice in the United States.

Please note that we make grants by invitation only and do not accept unsolicited requests.