Visiting the missions today, one can't help but feel a debt of
gratitude for earlier restoration efforts. Without them, there might
be no tolling mission bells, no splashing fountains, no murals painted
with vegetal dyes in vivid hues.
there is much to praise about those many projects of long ago, there
is still, undeniably, much left to do. The California Missions Foundation
is proud to call this work its own.
The Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of the landmark California Missions, their associated cultural and historical resources for the public benefit.
To that end, the Foundation,
formed in October of 1999, set two main goals:
1.] To elevate public awareness and concern for the preservation
of the beauty and historical significance of the missions
2.] To raise funds to ensure that all the missions have adequate
financial resources for ongoing restoration and preservation efforts
well into the next century
The Foundation will reach out to residents, visitors,
students, business leaders, civic, and governmental groups with
a message that underscores the beauty and historical significance
of the missions, as well as their potential economic benefits.
The Foundation hopes to raise 50-million dollars,
a sum that would go a long way toward furthering the rich legacy
the mission friars and Indians left us.
The California Missions Foundation is dedicated
to helping all the missions for a long time to come. This organization
seeks to address the most pressing needs of each and every mission,
as well as the asistencia of San Antonio de Pala-beginning with
plans for seismic retrofitting and moving on to those projects that
will enhance appreciation of the missions' historical and cultural