The Commission helps restore, preserve, and memorialize cultural heritage properties, including cemeteries, monuments, and historic buildings. Most projects are funded by donations from Americans. Much of this money is generated by Commission Members. Some projects receive assistance from the governments' of the location of the property.


Projects are identified by U.S. citizens, federal officials, foreign governments, and non-profit organizations as well as by Commission Members.


Commission assistance is generally provided through interventions with governments and sometimes provided through Commission sponsorship. In some cases, the Commission transfers funds, oversees fieldwork, and provides technical assistance on behalf of the project sponsors in the U.S. 


To the left is a picture of the Buchenwald Little Camp Memorial erected due to the efforts of the Commission.