The Tarlac Heritage Foundation, Inc. was registered with the SEC as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on June 20, 2008 by a group of incorporators who were interested in the collection, preservation, and conservation of the “heritage resources of the Province of Tarlac…” Its office is located at Sitio Urquico, Brgy. Matatalaib, Tarlac City.
The Foundation has 1 regular staff, 2 seconded staff from Bankmer Realty Corporation (owned by the President, Mrs. Isabel Cojuangco –Suntay), 10 volunteers and 7 members of the Board of Trustees.
It was certified for 1 year on April 12, 2010 and which ended on March 24, 2011. It was again given a 1-year certification on October 28, 2015 that ended on August 28, 2016.
Its purpose is “the preservation of the cultural heritage of the Province of Tarlac for the future generations” by providing and introducing “projects and programs that would assist the Tarlaquenos in the preservation, protection, promotion and enrichment of the Province of Tarlac’s rich historical and cultural values and resources…” The Foundation has identified a number of programs/projects such as: education and training, enterprise development/livelihood, youth and family welfare, health and community development. Currently, the Foundation is focusing on arts and culture. The geographical scope of the program is the entire province of Tarlac.
Its sources of income include grants/donations from individuals and San Miguel Corporation.