Preserving our past. Protecting our future.
As part of the Forest Lawn Group, St. Matthew's Cemetery receives assistance from the Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation.
The mission of the Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, is for the charitable and educational purposes of assisting in the preservation of the natural beauty and historic integrity of St. Matthew's Cemetery, as well as Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, Lakeside Cemetery in Hamburg, and Williamsville Cemetery in Williamsville. Our goal is to increase public knowledge, awareness and appreciation of the unique cultural, historic, architectural and natural resources of our cemeteries.
The Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation also helps educate teachers, students and the public about these vast resources. The Forest Lawn Cemetery Heritage Foundation Education Center – an online educational resource designed for teachers by teachers to provide a place to access information, view and/or contribute lesson activities, and communicate with each other all about the vast resources of Forest Lawn, specifically.