The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places. Founded in 1949 and signed into legislation by President Truman, the organization was given the task, To facilitate public participation in the preservation of sites, buildings, and objects of national significance or interest.
National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC)
The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions was founded in 1983 in response to amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. These amendments provided financial assistance to local governments that met requirements of the Certified Local Government program, including the establishment of a local preservation ordinance and commission.