About The Foundation

Founded in 1972, the Frontenac Heritage Foundation (FHF) is a non-profit organization created to promote the preservation of  buildings that contribute to the heritage of our region, including;

        – The City of Kingston
– Frontenac County
– Loyalist Township
– Township of Frontenac Islands
– The Town of Gananoque
– The Township of Leeds & the Thousand Islands

We accomplish our objectives, in part, by delivering informative talks and tours and hosting Award Ceremonies where we recognise the owners, architects and contractors for their restoration and preservation work at heritage properties.  We also provide resources for heritage property owners and organise a variety of celebratory events.

Managed by a voluntary Board of Directors who are elected by the members at an annual meeting, the FHF is financed by membership fees, investments, profits from property sales, tax-deductible bequests and financial contributions.
The FHF has acquired and restored a number of historic properties over the past thirty years.  The FHF presently owns two early commercial buildings in downtown Kingston through the generous bequest of the Hall Family, which it is renting and restoring.

To achieve its goals, the Foundation, maintains a sustainable organization through fundraising events and the receipt of planned gifts, cash, real property, and grants, educates heritage building owners and occupants about the benefits and methods of built heritage conservation and promotes public, neighbourhood and business involvement in heritage activities and through small grants support. 

Our most recent Annual Report is available here.

If you like what we do, we’d be delighted if you would consider joining us