World Monument Fund secures funds for five heritage sites

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NEW YORK – Five heritage sites located in Cambodia, India, Portugal, Romania and Spain have been granted vital new funding thanks to the World Monument Fund (WMF), a private non-profit organization founded in 1965 by individuals concerned about the accelerating destruction of important artistic treasures, and the Robert W. Wilson Challenge to Conserve our Heritage.
The original Wilson Challenge - a $100 million programme established in 1998 - allowed WMF to conduct conservation work at 201 sites in 51 countries. In 2015, the Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust extended the challenge with an additional $10 million in multi-year funding. Intended to support conservation of heritage sites internationally while simultaneously helping WMF expand its donor base, this new gift matches, dollar-for-dollar, first time gifts to WMF and increased gifts from current donors. Gifts will leverage additional matching funds when deployed at conservation projects, making the impact of new or increased gifts 2:1.
This new round of grants reflects the vision and generosity of the Wilson Challenge, while also representing the contributions of new donors and the increased commitment of existing donors.
The five sites are: Phnom Bakheng, Osmania Women's College, Jerónimos Monastery, the Great Synagogue of Iaşi, and Medina Azahara.
To learn more about the individual projects visit WMF website at: https://www.wmf.org/