Preserve Hilandar


What is a Preserve Hilandar foundation?

Preserve Hilandar foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation in the USA founded by the Holy Monastery of Hilandar on Mount Athos, Hellenic Republic.

The foundation is fully registered under US law, with a proper 501(c)(3) TAX DEDUCTIBLE CERTIFICATE.

Become a HILANDAR GUARDIAN. Your contributions are precious for Hilandar and its daily life and the numerous undertakings that the monastery manages, following the bequests of its holy founders, Saint Simeon Mirotočivi and Saint Sava of Serbia.

What is our mission and goals?

OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO THE HOLY HILANDAR MONASTERY, as a unique treasure of spirituality, culture, art, and history that has been continuously alive for more than eight centuries.

THE GOAL OF OUR FOUNDATION IS TO PRESENT THE INVALUABLE HERITAGE OF HILANDAR and establish a strong connection with people in the United States of America and around the world, who want to know more about Hilandar, on a personal path of spiritual growth and additional education.

Who manages the foundation?

The foundation is managed by the Board of directors.
Most Reverend Archimandrite Metodije (Marković), Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Hilandar.
More details can be seen on our About Us page.


Hilandar is constantly alive. Let’s act in harmony with his measure of perfection, calmness, and constancy. He is a role model and hope that we can do better and more.
Hilandar was handed down to us more than eight centuries ago from the hands of Venerable Simeon Mirotočivi and Saint Sava of Serbia. As a priceless gift to carry in our hearts wherever we are. It was given to us so that we could give it to the generations to come. To preserve, restore and improve it.


May I make a donation in memory or honor of someone?

Yes, in the donation process, there is an option to write down the names of your loved ones, living and deceased, which will be read out at Hilandar services.

Is my donation to Preserve Hilandar foundation tax deductible?

Yes. Preserve Hilandar foundation USA is fully registered under US law, with a proper 501c3 tax deductible certificate.
The Foundation is organized solely for charitable, religious, and educational purposes, within the meaning of section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code (the “Code”), including, for such purposes, making distributions organizations described in section 501 (c)(3) of the Code and exempt from taxation under section 501 (a) of the Code.

EIN: 85-2962446

If I donate money to the foundation, can I see the fundraising progress?

Absolutely. On the project page, you can see donate/funding status in real-time (progress bar).