Model & Strategy

The Global Heritage Fund’s mission is to enable successful long-term preservation of the world’s most important and endangered world heritage sites in developing countries. GHF focuses efforts on sites with strong potential for tourism development yet with acute pressures and without resources for preservation and planned development. GHF leads funding, planning and monitoring of critical preservation and restoration projects at Global Heritage sites. Each GHF Project follows an integrated method and process, termed Preservation by Design, which includes master planning, scientific excellence, community involvement and partnerships built to provide enduring protection, management and financial support for these significant yet vulnerable sites.

At a Glance
Founded: 2002
Founder: Jeff Morgan
Current CEO: Nada Hosking
Arts & Culture
Location of work: International, Africa, Asia, Latin America
Global Heritage Fund
San Francisco, CA
Building a better future by preserving our past
Meet Jeff Morgan

Jeff Morgan, Global Heritage Fund’s founder, is a trained urban and regional planner and has been an international sales and marketing executive in software and network computing for the past 16 years. He is a co-author of Cracking the Japanese Market: Keys to Success in the New Global Economy (Free Press, 1991) and Saving Our Global Heritage (GHF Press, 2004).

Nada is fluent in three languages and is a graduate of UC Berkeley. She brings a strong non-profit background to GHF, having worked at Global Fund for Women, where she supported over 100 grantees and advisors working in the MENA region working to provide women with economic opportunities and independence, improve their health and reproductive rights, and increase girls’ access to education.


Over the past 18 years, GHF has invested over $50 million to preserve, protect, and promote almost 30 heritage sites in over 20 countries around the world. GHF’s success is measured by the impact of the work on the socio-economic development of the surrounding communities as well as the long-term sustainability and management of these sites.

Global Heritage Fund (GHF) is a leader in innovative community-based heritage preservation and economic empowerment projects around the world.

GHF is a co-organizer of the Protecting the Past Conference, an annual international symposium that brings together experts from around the world to exchange ideas and work together towards stronger protection for our world’s most endangered heritage sites.