The Army Historical Foundation was established in 1983 as a member-based, charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Their mission is to educate the public to fully appreciate the sacrifices that generations of American Soldiers have made to safeguard the freedoms of this nation. Funding helps to refurbish historic Army buildings and acquire and conserve historic Army art and artifacts. It also supports Army history education programs; research and publications of historical materials on the American Soldier; and provides support and counsel to private and governmental organizations committed to the same goals.
The U.S. Army designated the Army Historical Foundation the official fundraiser to finance the construction of the Museum and to support Museum programs.
Donations made to the Foundation are used for the benefit of the National Museum.