The Foundation was incorporated in New York State in 1983

Originally for the purpose of raising funds towards the upkeep and renovation of the College of Arms building in the City of London and to promote the study of heraldry. In 2001, the Foundation's focus was changed to promote knowledge of, and interest in, English heraldry in the United States.

The Foundation is independent of the College of Arms in London; however, its effectiveness is dependent upon the goodwill and cooperation of the College and, more specifically, the Officers of Arms (or heralds), who are the custodians of the ancient arts and traditions of heraldry in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Foundation also liaises with the College of Arms Trust, a UK charity.

The Foundation welcomes all persons interested in heraldry and, in particular, English heraldry, to participate in and support its activities.

The Foundation was incorporated in New York State in 1983 originally for the purpose of raising funds towards the upkeep and renovation of the College of Arms building in the City of London and to promote the study of heraldry.

In 2001, the Foundation's focus was changed to promote knowledge of, and interest in, English heraldry in the United States.


The Internal Revenue Service recognised the Foundation as a 501(c)(3) entity. The Foundation's EIN is 13-3152635.