The Georgia Trust

WHAT WE DO

In addition to providing preservation resources for individuals and communities throughout the state, the work of The Georgia Trust helps:

  • Save Endangered Houses and Buildings
    Since 1990, our Endangered Properties program has saved more than 20 properties in danger of demolition or neglect. Looking to buy a historic property? Visit our current properties for sale.
  • Uncover the Beauty of Downtown Buildings
    Our Main Street Design Assistance program helps historic Main Street cities and other communities enhance the beauty of their downtown buildings by offering design and technical assistance to building owners and Main Street managers.
  • Educate the Next Preservation Generation
    Talking Walls, our heritage education program, trains teachers to incorporate local historic resources into their social studies, language arts and visual arts lessons.
  • Advocate for Preservation Funding and Laws
    We coordinate Georgians for Preservation (GaPA), a statewide network of preservation advocates who encourage state and national public policies that promote the preservation of historic resources and tax credits and funding for preservation projects. Get involved by visiting our Online Advocacy Center.

The Georgia Trust accomplishes this work through the support of our members and donors and revenue from our special events.

Revolving Fund for Endangered Properties
Established in 1990, the Revolving Fund provides effective alternatives to demolition or neglect of architecturally and historically significant properties by promoting their rehabilitation and enabling owners of endangered historic properties to connect with buyers who will rehabilitate their properties.

Main Street Design Assistance Program
The Main Street Design Assistance Program has provided on-site consultations and drawings to more than 3,000 buildings in more than 70 Georgia cities.

Talking Walls
The Heritage Education program provides teachers with the means to educate students about their town's history. More than 1,640 teachers have been trained through the program, reaching 364,000 students in 56 school systems in 51 Georgia counties.

Georgians for Preservation Action
Founded in 1987, the statewide coordinating council for historic preservation advocacy encourages laws, programs and policies that promote the preservation of Georgia's historic resources by mobilizing grassroots preservationists across the state.

Places in Peril
The Georgia Trust's Places in Peril program seeks to identify significant historic, archaeological and cultural properties that are threatened by demolition, deterioration or insensitive public policy or development, and have a demonstrable level of community interest, commitment and support. Each listed property also represents an entire category of historic resources that is threatened throughout Georgia. Through this program, the Trust encourages owners and individuals, organizations and communities to employ preservation tools, partnerships and resources necessary to preserve and utilize selected historic properties in peril.

 

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