About the Vieux Carre Commission Foundation

Formerly the Friends of the Vieux Carre Commission, the Vieux Carre Commission Foundation (VCCF) was created in support of projects to assist the Vieux Carre Commission in accomplishing its mission to protect and preserve not only the French Quarter’s invaluable and historic architectural heritage, but also the “tout ensemble” of the Quarter’s distinctive environment.

To further the VCC’s goals, the VCCF engages in fund-raising and administers those donations to advance educational outreach and to promote public awareness of preservation issues in the Vieux Carré. It also fosters expanded archival techniques and facilities for preserving the VCC’s own historical records, and promotes scholarly research in preservation science.

The VCC Foundation is organized, and shall be operated, in support of projects to assist the Vieux Carre Commission in accomplishing its mission to preserve and protect the invaluable historic architectural heritage of New Orleans’ French Quarter, and to that end may purchase and acquire property and receive and administer donations of money, property or other things of value in furtherance of said purpose. The VCC Foundation is authorized to engage in all lawful activities in furtherance of its purpose and mission, including: to seek sources of funding, donations and grants on a local, national, and international level to support the mission, resources and infrastructure of the Vieux Carre Commission (VCC) and of the Vieux Carre Commission Foundation. Funds may be derived from grants, donations, fundraisers, investments, member donations from members of the VCCF, and from any other lawful source. The VCCF was created with the intention to adhere to the highest ethical standards, and function in an open, inclusive, transparent, and conflicts of interest-free manner. The VCCF shall neither take any position nor engage in any advocacy regarding any individual applications or other matters pending before the Vieux Carre Commission.

The VCCF is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation.

Photograph: Library of Congress Collection