The Historic Santa Fe Foundation is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Santa Fe’s historic buildings and neighborhoods as well as its rich architectural and cultural history. The Foundation’s programs include: Stewardship – As owners of nine historic properties, architectural conservation is at the heart of our activities. Historic Preservation Easements – The program enables an owner of an historic property and the Foundation to enter into a legally enforceable, voluntary agreement that protects the historic integrity of the property. Registry of Properties Worthy of Preservation – In 1962, the Foundation began a Registry program of historic properties “worthy of preservation.” The Foundation's Register has grown to over 70 properties. Internships – In 2005, the Foundation initiated the Faith and John Gaw Meem Preservation Trades Internship. Designed for preservation students or recent graduates, the Foundation offers a paid, hands-on experience in the conservation of historic adobe architecture. Research – The Foundation maintains an active research program into Santa Fe’s history, including buildings, neighborhoods, people and the area’s failures and successes to preserve its unique heritage. Education – For over 40 years our tours, lectures, and publications, in print and online, have provided valuable information about historic properties in Santa Fe and the city's cultural heritage.