The Fairmount Heritage Foundation (FHF) was founded in 2001 by preservationists, horticulturists, historians, concerned citizens and Fairmount Cemetery Company to protect the heritage of Riverside and Fairmount for future generations.
A registered, fully compliant 501(c)3, Fairmount Heritage Foundation is the only non-profit working to preserve Denver’s two oldest cemeteries. A founding member of the Colorado Historic Cemetery Association we work collaboratively with historic cemeteries throughout Colorado to raise awareness about the need to protect and preserve these heritage gems.
FHF offers free educational program to schools including: history, geology, and horticulture; Since our inception in 2001, we have had thousands of students visit our cemeteries. Our horticulture programs include the Riverside Revival, an effort to develop an environmentally sustainable landscape. FHF also maintains the Heritage Rose Garden at Fairmount and the Fairmount Arboretum Preservation Project.
Honoring our veterans, volunteers place flags at their gravesites in both cemeteries on Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
FHF also maintains and continually updates the historical archives of both cemeteries.
The foundation provides numerous historical and educational tours throughout the year. These are open for family groups, private parties and the general public.
A volunteer driven organization with a staff of one, FHF is an excellent example of what community collaboration can accomplish. We depend on membership fees, tour fees, donations and corporate support to fund our education and preservation efforts.