Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris
Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris is the leading international nonprofit raising funds to rebuild and restore Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Notre-Dame de Paris is an iconic Gothic cathedral dating back to the 12th century. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site with Paris Banks of the Seine, it is one of the most beloved monuments in the world, visited by more than 12 million people every year before the fire.
Founded in 2017, Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris (EIN 81-4458934) was created to support the restoration and preservation of Notre-Dame Cathedral, which had not had major repairs since the mid-1800s. After the fire on April 15, 2019, the scope of our mission dramatically increased as we work to rebuild, restore and preserve Notre-Dame Cathedral.
We have strong partnerships with the Archdiocese of Paris and with Fondation Notre Dame in France, and we work in close cooperation with the Établissement Public, the public agency in charge of the preservation and the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris, which was created after the fire within the French Ministry of Culture to lead and manage the reconstruction works.
Our small staff works with low organizational overhead and our priority is to fund the rebuilding and the restoration of Notre-Dame Cathedral.
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After the fire, there was an overwhelming outpouring of support from the international community, including pledges totaling in the hundreds of millions over the duration of the reconstruction. Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris raised $10.6 million in the aftermath of the fire from more than 10,500 donors in the US and in more than 50 countries outside France.
Since 2019, the Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris community has contributed over $21 million to rebuilding Notre-Dame Cathedral. Your generosity made the Safety Phase of reconstruction possible, as well as the restoration of the Grand Organ and Choir Organ, among many other important rebuilding and restoring projects.