The Lockport Locks Heritage District Corporation (LHDC) is a 501c3 public benefit corporation. Contributors to the LHDC may make donations with the knowledge that the organization complies with the highest standards of public accountability and transparency.
Donors may make general purpose contributions to help defray the annual operating costs of the Locks District, or they may restrict their donations to specific operating or capital (Canal Beautification, Lock Tenders Tribute, e.g.) purposes.
A Schedule of Donor Benefits is available for contributions to defray Locks District annual operating expenses. Various benefits are also available to capital contributors; however, the New York State Canal Corporation prohibits the commercialization of publicly owned areas in the Lockport Locks.
Celebrated artist Susan Geissler has captured the spirit of the 19th Century Erie Canal Lock Tenders in her proposed depiction planned for the steps of the Lockport Locks. The 14 figures will weigh 275 pounds apiece, and will be installed on the stairway between the Enlarged Erie Canal Locks 70 and 71.