Mission & Values

To preserve the cultural history and heritage of the Midwest through the preservation of regionally and nationally important historic buildings and decorative arts projects.

  • Support the preservation of history and culture and the unique sense of place in small towns and cities
  • Develop significant historic sites in eight Midwestern States
  • Assure sustainability and quality restoration through  good research and planning
  • Inspire and motivate community leaders and local families to support  historic preservation in their towns

The Foundation supports significant projects that strive for high preservation standards and show a strong degree of local support.


“I have witnessed many small organizations and local governments in Wisconsin that struggle to support and preserve historic buildings that have given their communities a sense of place. The Jeffris Family Foundation has a commitment to assist dedicated communities with funding opportunities designed to preserve their architectural heritage for future generations.”

Thomas M. Jeffris
Jeffris Family Foundation