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Built in 1901 by mineral magnate Albert Burrage as a holiday home to escape East Coast winters and entertain fellow aristocrats. Purchased in 2007 by energy entrepreneur and Redlands native Tim Rochford to provide a haven of play and enrichment for disadvantaged young children.

Burrage Mansion


Restoring and preserving this historic Redlands treasure

Tim Rochford

Rochford Foundation

Promoting respect, compassion and responsibility

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Creating a sanctuary of loving kindness, where children can play and dream



Supporting nonprofits and individuals who serve disadvantaged children

 Rochford Foundation video 2:22 minutes

Mission Statement

The Rochford Foundation’s mission is two-fold: restoration and preservation of a Redlands architectural jewel and historic treasure, the Burrage Mansion, and stewardship of the Burrage Mansion as a sanctuary dedicated to the well-being and happiness of children in need.

Our work is grounded in the principles of respect, compassion and responsibility. Drawing upon the mansion’s beauty and spiritual serenity, we work to create a place of safety and loving kindness, where less-fortunate children have a chance to play and dream.

The Rochford Foundation joins a Redlands tradition of civic generosity. The foundation’s Burrage Mansion offering is intended to inspire and facilitate other nonprofits and individuals in their service to disadvantaged children in our community.