The National Heritage Foundation

The National Heritage Foundation

The National Heritage Foundation is a non-governmental and non-profit organization, established in 1996, and legally registered on September 20, 1996 under the number 127/ AD. It is a private institution, overseen by a Board of Trustees and an Executive Committee, and committed, according to its constitutive status, to promote and mobilize all means of action in favor of the safeguard of the Lebanese heritage.


  • To advocate a better understanding of the national heritage and the dangers it faces.

  • To rehabilitate the overlooked and undervalued sites and crafts of the national heritage.

  • To work in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture – DGA, in order to contribute to the restoration and conservation of sites and buildings of archaeological and historical significance;

  • To attribute a social function to the cultural and natural heritage, as well as to its values that are essential to the collective memory;

  • To preserve, develop and revive the artistic and cultural heritage, the crafts, the traditions and customs, the natural and living heritage (flora and fauna, open spaces, green areas, and forests);

  • To encourage and finance studies, research, and publications that will encourage people to better value their heritage and develop specific strategies for its conservation and protection;

  • To organize cultural activities and artistic events and to initiate awareness campaigns targeted at the general public and particularly students.