The Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation & Its Mission

The Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation was created to promote educational and cultural activities, and to encourage the preservation and restoration of the incomparable, art, architecture, and arboretum at Cypress Lawn Cemetery. You can support this endeavor by membership in the Heritage Foundation. Now your donation can be done quickly and easily on-line.

fountain-2Our landmark 200-acre grounds are available not only to the families and friends of loved ones here, but also to the general public, who can take advantage of a rich local resource. Cypress Lawn is for the living. We provide detailed maps for self-guided tours, conduct regular themed docent-led tours, and offer lectures on a variety of topics—all followed by refreshments. These activities are open to the general public. You can sign up to receive advance announcements of our events. Available at our online store are publications about Cypress Lawn, cemetery traditions, and local community histories including our “necropolis” of Colma, home to 18 cemeteries, including one for pets.

We are in the process of a significant expansion of our educational and cultural programs. Details of these plans and vision can be accessed in the Activities & Presentations section under Programs & Events on this website. Also explore Cypress Lawn Tours, Lectures and Speaker’s Bureau pages.