In the heart of downtown San Antonio, the Alamo stands as a Shrine to Texas Liberty. The 1836 Battle of the Alamo is one of the most pivotal battles in world history, signifying Texan identity, the fight for liberty, and bravery in the face of impossible odds.
Together, Alamo Trust, Inc., the Texas General Land Office, Alamo Endowment, and Remember the Alamo Foundation, share the story of the Alamo’s 300-year history with millions of visitors and students each year, and preserve the Alamo’s historic structures and battlefield for future generations.
Who We Are
The Alamo belongs to the people of Texas. In 2011, the Texas Legislature and Gov. Rick Perry designated the Texas General Land Office (GLO) the custodian of the Alamo on behalf of the people of Texas. The General Land Office contracts with Alamo Trust staff to care for the Alamo grounds and historic structures, develop educational programs for visitors, and tell the story of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and its role in Texas history.
Alamo Trust, Inc.
Originally called Alamo Complex Management, the Alamo Trust is a private, nonprofit Texas corporation. It manages day-to-day operations and staff at the Alamo. All of its income and expenses are tracked and reported through the Texas General Land Office, and all revenues generated on-site are deposited with the Texas State Comptroller.
First established in 2012, the Alamo Endowment is a private, nonprofit Texas corporation organized for charitable and educational purposes. The Alamo Endowment does not receive or spend state taxpayer funds. The Board is active in supporting and raising funds for the Alamo.
Remember the Alamo Foundation (RTAF)
The Shrine of Texas Liberty deserves the very best. RTAF will engage all Texans and all who love liberty as we enter an exciting phase in Alamo history: fundraising to build the world’s largest museum dedicated to the Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution. This museum will protect, preserve and display the spectacular Phil Collins Collection, the Alamo Collection, and other priceless artifacts – amazing pieces of Texas history that the Alamo currently does not have the capacity to display.
The Alamo Master Plan
Years of deferred maintenance and urban development up to and onto the Alamo’s 1836 Battlefield have left the Shrine of Texas Liberty ailing. The Alamo suffers from a host of issues including ground vibration from nearby traffic on Alamo Street that shakes its stones and mortar apart, and rising damp from the ground beneath it into the Alamo’s limestone. Halting and even reversing this deterioration must be done to ensure that the Alamo stands for centuries to come. Future work will include comprehensive physical, archaeological and technological studies to determine the Alamo’s needs and how to address them.
Alamo Trust, Inc.
Remember the Alamo Foundation
Consolidated Financial Statements
The Alamo Endowment is a 501(c)(3), and reports its finances to GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.
View and download GuideStar's report on the Alamo Endownment's finances.
Contracts related to the Alamo Master Plan are held with the GLO. The GLO posts all contracts on its website.