African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc.

Dedicated to the preservation, maintenance, and awareness of endangered or little-known African American historical sites.

aka AAHPF   |   Washington, DC   |  www.aahpfdn.org

Mission

The African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc. has been engaged in activities that include the preservation, maintenance, and awareness of endangered or little-known African American historical sites in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Regions. In addition, the African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc. acts as a resource center for community groups, preservationists, genealogical and historical societies, not-for-profit organizations and government entities, nation-wide, needing assistance in the preservation of African American historical sites and history. The Foundation has its own web site that provides information on its activities and serves as a research tool that is used by teachers and students ranging from middle school through postgraduate studies.

Notes from the nonprofit

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ENDANGERED SITES FUND The African American Heritage Preservation Foundation has created a highly effective process for sourcing, vetting, and preserving endangered African American sites of significance across the United States. The Fund is orchestrated by industry-leading experts in historic preservation. With more than 100 years of experience, leadership has held positions and earned honors ranging from the former Chairman of Howard University’s Architecture Department, to being awarded the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Lifetime Achievement Award”. Leadership has leveraged their industry relationships to create public and private Preservation Partnerships with groups such as The National Park Trust, History Associates, PlaceEconomics, leading architecture firms, and dedicated historic preservationists. These strategic partnerships will ensure low overhead expenses, impartial funding allocations.

Ruling year info

1994

President and CEO

Ms. E. Renee Ingram

Main address

425 8th St NW Ste 830

Washington, DC 20004-2114 USA

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EIN

52-1878744

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (A01)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

House of Delegates VA General Assembly – House Bill for historic African American Cemeteries

The African American Heritage Preservation Foundation is working with Virginia House Delegate C. Matt Fariss to implement the provisions of a House Bill that would recognize at least 40 historical African American graves at The Stanton Family Cemetery in Buckingham County and that The Stanton Family Cemetery be added to the list of Historical African American cemeteries cared for pursuant to § 10.1-2211.2 of the Code of Virginia. The Stanton Family Cemetery was placed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has developed a Virginia Historical African American Cemetery and Graves Fund Manual that is an invaluable resource that other states can replicate for its historical African American cemeteries and grave sites.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Adults

We are pleased to announce the development and release of the free mobile app “African American Sites,” available through The App Store and Google Play.

The African American Sites app features more than 1,200 African American Sites located throughout the United States and Territories that include Heritage Trails, Military Sites, Museums, National Historic Landmarks, National Register of Historic Places, Endangered Historic Sites and other historic places that focus on the rich contributions of African Americans to our nation’s history.

This African American Sites app includes a summary of each site and a link to find out more information as well as direct links for some that have virtual tours in lieu of visitation and some with educational lessons.

We are working diligently to add sites to this app!

Population(s) Served
Adults

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ENDANGERED SITES FUND
The African American Heritage Preservation Foundation (AAHPF) has created a highly effective process for sourcing, vetting, and preserving endangered African American sites of significance across The United States. The Fund is orchestrated by industry-leading experts in building and historic preservation. Leadership has leveraged their industry relationships to create public and private Preservation Partnerships with groups such as The National Park Trust, History Associates, American Battlefield Trust and architecture firms, and dedicated historic preservationists. These strategic partnerships will ensure low overhead expenses, impartial funding allocation, and the delivery of best-in-class services. Thorough analysis will ensure funding is granted to projects with the strongest likelihood of achieving successful outcomes. Educational opportunities will be provided annually selecting two HBCU Graduate Students for it fellowship programs.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the public through our free mobile app which has over 1700 African American Sites throughout the US and Territories. This app includes our African American Endangered Historic Sites, Heritage Trails, Museums, Military Sites, National Historic Landmarks and Monuments and National Register of Historic Places.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case Studies and Blogs,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The Mobile App has provided us an opportunity to reach out to groups to help us enhance our app with additional sites.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    As a result of developing this mobile app, we realized the need to support endangered historic sites and are in the process of launching a fundraising campaign to provide eligible 501(3) organizations "African American Endangered Sites" Matching Grants.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

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African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/10/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. E. Renee Ingram

African American Heritage Preservation Foundation

E. Renee Ingram

Edward Dunson, Jr.

Howard University

Tyrone Bradley

BPA Architects

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/03/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.