Current restoration efforts and future endeavors are possible with the continued help of our supporters.
In 1976, when the organization that became Historic Oakland Foundation was founded, the cemetery was a weedy mess. Decades of neglect had left crumbling sidewalks, overgrown shrubs, and cracked monuments. Today, thanks entirely to the support and hard work of donors, volunteers, members, sponsors, and staff, historic Oakland Cemetery welcomes more than 105,000 visitors each year to enjoy guided tours, concerts, award-winning art exhibits, and colorful, serene gardens. Join us as we continue to preserve, protect, share, and enhance Oakland Cemetery well into the future.
Ways To Financially Support Us
Does your company participate in a matching gift program? Consider applying your donation to Historic Oakland Foundation. Check with your company’s human resources department to see if your company matches donations.
Gifts of stock, especially long-term appreciated stock, can provide tax benefits to you and funding for Historic Oakland Foundation’s programs and restoration efforts.
Instructions for donating.
We invite you to join our energetic group of volunteers. Oakland volunteers help maintain the gardens, staff the Visitors Center, lead tours, lend a hand at our many events, and more. Visit the volunteer page for more information.
Sponsor An Event
Oakland Cemetery’s special events are many visitors’ first experience with these historic and beautiful 48-acres and are also the Foundation’s main fundraising activities throughout the year. Sponsoring these events helps offset their cost allowing more funds to be directed to the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of Oakland Cemetery for all visitors to enjoy. Please contact Lynnette Ivey at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on sponsoring an event.
2021 Annual Report
Our 2021 annual report highlights Historic Oakland Foundation’s accomplishments last year and lists the donors to whom we are grateful for helping us meet our goals.