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

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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.

The Mission Story

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

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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Grants

The 2019 CMF Grant Application window opens March 1, 2019.

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All Aboard the Bus Program

The 2018-19 AATB grant window is now open!

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Photo Gallery

Through the Lens Tells so Much.

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Video

Our Historic Treasures Come to Life.

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Virtual Tour

An Unbelievable Experience.

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Publications

CMF is committed to world-class scholarship.

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Awards

Honoring those who have done so much.

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Research

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

Registration for the 36th Annual California Missions Conference in San Diego will open in the Fall of 2018. Click the button for details and schedule.