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The CDSG Fund raises funds for preservation and interpretation of American seacoast defenses.

The CDSG Fund is seeking donations for projects supporting the organization’s goals:

  • Educational study of coast defenses
  • Technical research and documentation of coast defenses
  • Preservation of coast defense sites, equipment and records for current and future generations
  • Accurate coast defense site interpretations
  • Assistance to groups interested in preservation and interpre­tation of coast defense sites

The CDSG Fund works on preservation projects, for which donations from you are essential.

A sample project to be undertaken by the CDSG Fund was the preservation of a rare 90-mm Gun Mount M3. Through donations to the CDSG Fund this 90-mm coast artillery mount was transferred from the National Park Service’s storage yard at Fort Moultrie, SC to the Fort MacArthur Military Museum in Los Angeles, CA. This cross-country move allowed this rare 90-mm mount to be restored and viewed by the public. The CDSG Fund is working on similar projects, but donations from you are essential.

Donations are tax-deductible for federal tax purposes as the CDSG is a 501(c )(3) organization, and 100 percent of your gift will go to project grants. Major contributions are acknowledged annually. Make checks or money orders payable in US funds to: Coast Defense Study Group Fund or the CDSG Fund. You can also donate online.

Send donations to (and made out to):
24624 W. 96th Street
Lenexa, KS 66227-7285 USA
Attn: Quentin Schillare

Or use your credit card via PayPal on our Donations page. 

The CDSG Fund seeks proposals for the monetary support of preservation and interpretation projects at former coast defense sites and museums.

A one-page proposal briefly describing the site, the organization doing the work, and the proposed work or outcome should be sent to the address below.  Successful proposals are usually distinct projects rather than general requests for donations. Ideally, we desire to fund several $500 to $1,500 grants per year.

Upon conclusion of a project a short report suitable for publication in the CDSG Newsletter is requested. The trustees shall review such requests and pass their recommendation onto the CDSG Board of Directors for approval. The trustees for the CDSG Fund are Terry McGovern, Mark Berhow and Quentin Schillare.

Send grant requests to:
1700 Oak Lane
McLean, VA 22101-3326 USA
Attn: Terry McGovern

Prepare a written request of your need
and how your request relates to CDSG.