Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris is the official 501(c)(3) charity leading the international fundraising efforts 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.
Our original mandate was to support the restoration and preservation of Notre-Dame Cathedral, which had not had major repairs since the mid-1800s. Challenges like pollution, rain, and the inferior quality of the stone used during the 19th century restoration weakened the basic infrastructure of the cathedral and became increasingly critical to address.
In the aftermath of the devastating fire on April 15, 2019, our mission expanded to rebuild and restore Notre-Dame Cathedral and preserve this iconic monument for generations to come.