About the Foundation

The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation is a public trust agency established in 1973 as a provincial agency and corporation of the Government of Alberta. The Foundation is the principal heritage support agency of the Government of Alberta.


The purposes of the Foundation are stipulated in the Historical Resources Act.  The Foundation is responsible for:

  • providing grants and technical assistance to heritage projects
  • making decisions on geographic names
  • hearing representations by any interested persons respecting the designation of historic resources
  • any other activity deemed appropriate by the board to enhance the preservation appreciation of Alberta’s heritage

The mission of the Foundation is to encourage initiatives that preserve and interpret Alberta’s heritage.


The Foundation consists of the Board of Directors (PDF, 351 KB) who are accountable to the Minister of Culture and Tourism. The Historic Resources Management Branch of Alberta Culture and Tourism provides professional, technical and administrative support.

Programs and activities

The Foundation supports heritage through a number of programs and by providing funding to heritage organizations.

Heritage Preservation Partnership Program

This Heritage Preservation Partnership Program administers the following grants and scholarships:

Organizational support

Annual funding to five provincial heritage organizations and the Glenbow Museum:

Other activities


To contact the Program Coordinator:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-431-2305 (in Alberta)
Toll free: dial 310-0000 before the number
Email: carina.naranjilla@gov.ab.ca
Fax: 780-427-5598

Old St. Stephen’s College Building
8820 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2P8