The Foundation was established with the objective of saving and preserving neglected Jewish cemeteries. Today, approximately 1600 Jewish cemeteries are accounted for in Hungary. Save for a few hundred under the care of the local congregation or of the local government, most are losing the battle against nature. Most of the cemeteries are nearly impossible to locate due to concealment by weeds and other vegetation. The Foundation’s goals are to create a map of cemeteries, tidy up the gravesites and build fences around the cemeteries.