Sustainable Preservation Initiative is a nonprofit organization management company
The Sustainable Preservation Initiative (SPI) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the world’s cultural heritage by providing transformative and sustainable economic opportunities to local communities. SPI is focused on countries in the developing world, more particularly those that are not part of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development as well as Mexico, Greece, and Turkey. SPI seeks to encourage and develop sustainable economic development in the communities surrounding archaeological sites by aiding in the development of locally owned businesses that maximize the spending of dollars in these communities and regions. Some manufacturing industries are aided as well, including local artisans. SPI’s projects provide a two-for-the-price-of-one benefit: they create viable economic opportunities for the local residents while saving archaeological sites for future generations to study and enjoy.
An organization providing sustainable business and entrepreneurial opportunities to poor communities where endangered archaeological sites are located. SPI believes the best way to preserve cultural heritage is by creating or supporting locally-owned businesses whose success is tied to that preservation. SPI’s grants provide a “two for the price of one” benefit: they create transformative economic opportunities for the local residents while saving archaeological sites for future generations to study and enjoy.