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Support the Foundation of the American Institute for 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.

Your investment in the foundation's people, programs, and resources will help improve conservation in the US and around the world.

FAIC Initiative - Participants

How can I make a donation?

Write a check to:

Attn:  Eryl P. Wentworth
Executive Director
727 15th Street NW
Ste. #500
Washington, DC  20005

If you wish to restrict the use of your donation to a specific initiative, please indicate this on your check. 

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

**If you experience issues with our online payment system, please contact us at 202.452.9545 or by email at

Why Give?

Have you ever read or posted to the ConsDistList, searched CoOL, posted a question on Connecting to Collections Care, or participated in an FAIC workshop? If so, you have benefitted from the work of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation.

As an FAIC donor, you will support these essential and highly valued professional resources. Each initiative that FAIC undertakes is made possible with the assistance of generous AIC members and gifts from specialty groups, but no funds from general membership dues are used for any FAIC programs.

Help FAIC programs remain strong for the future, by offering your support of by growing your individual contribution.  In 2016, of the roughly 3,500 Student, Post-graduate, Associate, Professional Associate, and Fellow members of AIC, only about 10% of membership made a gift of any size (from $1 to $9,000).  Each year, FAIC must raise more than $245,000 to keep our programs going and to supplement our existing resources.

"It is extremely important to experience the re-charge and inspiration that comes from attending a workshop and having a chance to interact with colleagues and delve deeply into a conservation-related subject."

- Denise Stockman, participant in FAIC's Modern/Contemporary Print Identification workshop

FAIC Faces a Funding Gap

FAIC expenses pie chart

Every FAIC program is built around, is supported by, and shares responsibility for core mission support. Core mission support is funding for the finance, human resources, governance, and fundraising infrastructure that supports 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, FAIC faces 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 FAIC, please consider making a gift, of any size, to strengthen the organization that works in tandem with AIC 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.

Donations to FAIC are tax deductible. The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works is a tax-exempt 501 c(3) non-profit organization (TAX ID #23-7424418).

Planned Giving

If you are interested in learning more about planned giving options through FAIC, please visit our planned giving page.

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