"Dedicated to preserving the landmark California Missions and associated historical and cultural resources for the benefit of the public..."

2019 California Missions and Presidios Conference was a great success!

CMF Members, historians, docents and others who appreciate the California Missions and work to study and preserve them gathered recently in San Diego for the 36th Annual California Missions Conference. Click the button to read all about it.

The Mission Story

From Missions to Presidios, from Asistencias to Ranchos to Pueblos, learn about this significant chapter in our history.

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CMF Marks It's 20th Year of Service

As the 250 anniversary of the founding of Alta California draws closer, the California Mission Foundation celebrates its own twenty-year history anniversary and its work with the California Missions and Presidios. Click the link below to read about a few of the hundreds of projects completed at over 25 Missions, Presidios, and Asistenicias.

California Indians

Before, During, and After the Mission Era.

Historical Preservation

Help Us Keep this Story Alive, these Treasures Need your Support!

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The 2019 CMF Grant Application window is now closed. The 2020 grant window will open February 1, 2020.

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All Aboard the Bus Program

The 2019-20 AATB grant window is now open.

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Photo Gallery

Through the Lens Tells so Much.

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Our Historic Treasures Come to Life.

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Virtual Tour

An Unbelievable Experience.

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CMF is committed to world-class scholarship.

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Honoring those who have done so much.

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Bibliography, articles, and book reviews.

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CMF Online Store

Place an Order! Your online destination made easy!

El Camino Real de las Californias

A Multi-National Effort to Seek an UNESCO World Heritage Site Nomination.

California Missions Annual Conference

Locations for the next four California Missions and Presidios Conferences have been selected. Monterey to Host 2020; San Gabriel 2021, San Luis Obispo 2022, and Sonoma 2023.