The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is a crown agency with a mandate to help preserve the rich heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador. We do this through educational and outreach initiatives along with programs to recognize the province’s heritage and to provide financial support for preservation. In addition to encouraging and supporting the preservation of the province’s architectural heritage we actively promote the safeguarding of our rich Intangible Cultural Heritage and recognition of aspects of our history and culture.

In addition to our programs we offer advice and information on a variety of topics including: how to preserve and restore a heritage building; cultural inventorying and mapping; the protection of heritage districts; utilizing heritage resources for community development; and how to undertake community oral history and Intangible Cultural Heritage projects.

The Foundation designates heritage structures in the province making them eligible for restoration grants. As well, it designates Registered Heritage Districts to support their preservation, management and development.

Our outreach and educational efforts include an annual Heritage Poster Contest targeted to the K-12 school system and a program to assist municipalities to inventory their cultural resources and to identify measures to protect and develop them.

Established in 1984, the Heritage Foundation NL is a not-for-profit organization managed by a government-appointed board of directors with representation from across the province.