About Port Hope Heritage Foundation catsmedia
About Port Hope Heritage Foundation
The Little Station, circa 1855
The Port Hope Heritage Foundation (PHHF) is a not-for-profit entity established by the Executive of ACO Port Hope in 2013 to receive non-charitable income from operations, primarily the various “tours”, such as the very successful annual house tour and the biennial garden tour. These funds are also available for restoration and other worthy heritage projects.
The Port Hope ACO Branch Executive recommended at an Annual General Meeting of Port Hope ACO membership held in 2013 that, while remaining a part of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, a separate not for profit legal entity would be incorporated to be responsible for the collection, management and disbursement of funds raised where no charitable receipts were to be issued.This would operate as a “sister organization” with similar goals and objectives to the ACO Port Hope Branch. The organization was incorporated as the Port Hope Heritage Foundation (PHHF).
Through the PHHF, the Directors and Officers are able to enter into agreements to purchase heritage assets, take on mortgage loans or other financial obligations. The PHHF also administers the A.K. Sculthorpe Heritage Trades Scholarship, a function that was not permissible by the ACO. The scholarship invests in the future of our heritage by offering scholarships to local students enrolling in the Algonquin College Heritage Institute.
Committees that manage the various “tour operations” report periodically to the PHHF Board and the ACO Branch Executive, and both boards advise the committees regarding their activities. Proceeds from each function are transferred periodically to the PHHF.