Memory & Justice Endowment

The Memory and Justice Endowment is a permanent fund that will sustain the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation for decades to come, allowing increasing numbers of visitors to experience the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II through the eyes of those who lived it on the original site of incarceration.

Since the opening of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in 2011, we have served more than 164,000 people from all 50 states and more than 25 countries. Your donation to this permanent fund extends this service to future generations and honors the memory of those incarcerated at Heart Mountain. 

Time is of the essence, as the former incarcerees who represent our financial and moral base are rapidly passing away. The Nisei have poignant stories and memories of how the incarceration experience affected families and friends. We must keep the collective memories alive. Only in this way will such a shameful chapter in the history of our country be preserved for posterity. Their memories and the lessons of this history are critical to teaching about the importance of tolerance, of defending our Constitution, and of civic duty.