The United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad was created by Congress in 1985 in response to concerns about the deterioration and destruction of cultural sites in Eastern and Central Europe of significance to US citizens. This region is of particular concern because of the heavy destruction caused by World War Two, and because of the long hostility and neglect by communist governments to religious sites and the monuments and cemeteries of ethnic minorities.
The Commission assists persons and organizations who wish to support historic preservation and protection of cultural sites. The Commission absorbs all overhead costs of its activities. It engages in negotiations with foreign governments to protect such sites and to guarantee appropriate access and care. The Commission disseminates educational material for the encouragement of private sector participation in preservation of cultural sites.
Contributions may be made directly to the United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, or to the Associates of the United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, a 501 (c) (3) not for profit corporation established by private individuals to assist the Commission. The Associates ID Number is 52-1711614. donations to the US Commission are fully tax deductible"
Contributions made directly to the Commission qualify for the charitable contribution deduction to the maximum extent permitted by law for federal income, estate and gift tax purposes. Internal Revenue Code Section 170(c) (1) includes within the definition of charitable contribution' a contribution or gift for the use of the United States. The Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad was created by Act of Congress as an Agency of the United States (Public Law 99-83-AUG. 8, 1985) , and may accept, use, and dispose of gifts or donations of money or property (SEC.l3o3(g) (6). Contributions made to the Commission by private foundations meet the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code regarding qualifying distributions (IRC Reg. Sec. 53.4942 (a)--3)a) (2) (i)
You may mail contributions to:
US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad
1101 15th Street NW, Suite 1040 INT,
Washington, DC 20005