GHF’s mission is to protect, preserve and sustain the most significant and endangered cultural heritage sites in the developing world.
Since its founding, GHF - a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization - has focused its efforts in developing countries and regions on preservation and responsible development of the most important and endangered global heritage sites. GHF projects are selected using strict criteria developed by its Board of Trustees and Senior Advisory Board, and our work on each project follows a methodology termed Preservation by Design ®.
- Preserve structures and physical evidence of cultural heritage
- Advance education about, and protection of, endangered heritage sites
- Advance community involvement and benefits from preservation
- Build a major international conservancy to save our global heritage
- Work with community participation on world-class conservation projects, selected through a disciplined selection process
- Promote internationally GHF’s Preservation by Design methodology as a recognizable and replicable approach to project design, management, monitoring and evaluation
- Build an internet database and technology platform for use by all GHF projects, international experts and the public (Global Heritage Network – GHN)
- Engage the world’s leading archaeological conservation and community development experts (GHF Senior Advisory Board and GHN experts) in planning, projects and programs
- Develop a strong, stable and growing global network to support GHF through guidance and advice to management, generous and sustained funding and advocacy, leadership and best practices in governance
- Continue to build a committed and effective Board of Trustees and Senior Advisory Board with diverse expertise
- Advocate on behalf of significant and endangered cultural heritage sites in developing countries