National Trust most commonly refers to an organization dedicated to preserving the cultural or environmental treasures of a particular geographic region. They generally operate as private non-profit organizations, although some receive considerable support from their national government. The first such organization was the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, which is the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, formed in 1895 and operating as a charitable organisation. Other national trusts have largely been modeled on this original example.
Other notable National Trusts include:
- An Taisce, the National Trust for Ireland, established in 1948.
- Bahamas National Trust
- Barbados National Trust, founded in 1960.
- Bermuda National Trust, established in 1970.
- Din l-Art Helwa, the national trust of Malta
- Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano, the national trust of Italy
- Heritage Canada
- The Land Conservancy of British Columbia, known also as TLC
- Ontario Heritage Trust
- Tantramar Heritage Trust, which operates in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
- Japan National Trust
- Manx National Trust
- Australian Council of National Trusts, federation of six state and two territorial National Trusts.
- National Trust for the Cayman Islands
- National Trust of Fiji
- National Trust of Guernsey
- National Trust for Historic Preservation, founded in 1949 by congressional charter in the United States
- National Trust Community Investment Corporation, a private for-profit subsidiary of the American organisation.
- National Trust for Jersey
- National Trust for Scotland, established in 1931.
- Queen Elizabeth II National Trust — New Zealand (open spaces)
- Saint Helena National Trust
- Saint Lucia National Trust
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... In 1947, Finley convened 45 national leaders in historic and architectural protection at the National Gallery of Art, and founded a private non-profit group that Congress chartered as the National Trust for ... chairman of its trustees, Finley led the National Trust through its critical early years, when the concept of the preservation of old buildings was considered a novel ... His matchless contacts enabled him to enlist national leaders in the cause and to raise critically needed funds from Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce ...
... This is a list of National Trust land in England ... This is land that is looked after by the National Trust and includes coast, countryside and heritage landscapes ... The list is subdivided using the National Trust's own system which divides England into nine regions ...
... the giant and the 1 acre (4,000 m2) site where he stands was donated to the National Trust by its then land-owners, Alexander and George Pitt-Rivers, and it is now listed as a ... According to the National Trust, the grass is trimmed regularly and the giant is fully re-chalked every 25 years ... Traditionally, the National Trust has relied on sheep from surrounding farms to graze the site ...
... citizens raised an endowment and the government allowed the National Trust to take control of the island using this endowment in 1962 ... the public in 1963 by Lady Baden-Powell when it came under the control of the National Trust, which has since then continuously maintained the island ... Soon after the National Trust took over the island in 1964, 50 acres (200,000 m2) near this original campsite were set aside for Scout and Guide camping ...
... In 1993, the National Trust gave the Giant a "nose job" after years of erosion had worn it away ... The National Trust and others call it the "Cerne Giant", while English Heritage and Dorset County Council call it simply "The Giant" ... project between the Dorset County Planning Department, the National Trust, Nature Conservancy Council (now called English Nature), the Dorset Naturalists Trusts, the Department of the Environment ...
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“A sufficiently great and generous trust could never be abused.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Prestige is the shadow of money and power. Where these are, there it is. Like the national market for soap or automobiles and the enlarged arena of federal power, the national cash-in area for prestige has grown, slowly being consolidated into a truly national system.”
—C. Wright Mills (19161962)