About the National Archives Foundation

The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage, and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy.

As the National Archives’ nonprofit partner, the Foundation generates financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives, introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world.

The Foundation’s support makes possible the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, which includes:

The Foundation, working with our National Archives partners, also:

  • Operates the myArchives Store, with proceeds supporting National Archives educational initiatives
  • Hosts special events, including exhibition openings, at the National Archives Building in Washington
  • Publishes exhibition catalogs and general interest books based on National Archives records
  • Promotes the National Archives Museum through advertising and marketing campaigns and this website

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