The Old North Foundation is the secular, nonprofit organization responsible for the operation of the Old North historic site that welcomes approximately 500,000 people each year. The Old North Foundation works daily to execute the following mission:
- Guide and support the utilization and preservation of the Old North, its buildings and campus.
- Foster educational and interpretative programs for students and visitors
- Engage the public in the Old North’s history and its role in inspiring liberty and freedom
The Old North Foundation of Boston, Inc.,was established in 1991, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, independent of Christ Church in the City of Boston. In January 2004, all operational responsibility for historic site operations and for interpretative, educational, and preservation programs were transferred from Christ Church to the Foundation, led by its board of directors and executive director.