Welcome to the Colorado Historical Foundation
Connecting people with resources to preserve and honor history
Established in 1965, The Colorado Historical Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization, originally conceived to enhance and complement other Colorado entities' efforts to commemorate, preserve, document and interpret our state's rich history. The spirit of statewide collaboration and support infuses our core programs today: Preservation Loans, Fund Stewardship, Project Support Services and Historic Preservation Easements.
Through our work, Colorado's treasured artifacts, buildings and sites are protected, rehabilitated, and revitalized to help future generations connect with the past. The programs and the funds we steward make it possible for Coloradans and visitors alike to access and explore Colorado's diverse layers of history through educational programs, experiences, stories and objects. We partner with private parties, public agencies, nonprofit organizations and informal coalitions to bring history to life.
Successful historic preservation requires a creative mix of collaboration and resources. We offer flexible, competitive-rate financing for historic rehabilitation projects and acquiring historically-designated properties.
As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, we can accept and manage donor or grant restricted funds, as well as custodial accounts supporting causes in line with our mission.
Our professional preservation staff will explore, develop and manage preservation projects with you , including team development, financing strategy, grant writing and administration, and technical assistance.
For nearly 40 years, our historical preservation easement program has protected the historic buildings, structures and landscapes that embody Colorado's storied legacies and unique sense of place.