Alton Community Foundation

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving the community of Alton.

Our Mission

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Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Alton and Oregon County through resource development, community grantmaking, collaboration and public leadership.

Since our founding on Aug. 17, 2007, Alton Community Foundation has distributed more than $445,000 in grants to the community. We now hold assets totaling $495231 as of December 31, 2019.

Our Leadership

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Dr. Eric Allen, President

Alton Community Foundation is led by members of the community.

Dr. Eric Allen, President
Brenda Ledgerwood, Vice President
Saundra Dorris, Secretary
Diana Clary, Treasurer
Zachary Barton
Beckie Combs
Holly Johannsen
Paula Miller
John Wheeler

Remote Area Medical Clinic event to provide free services in Alton

Volunteer medical professionals needed for May 16–17 event

Alton Community Foundation and Faith Inc. will host a Remote Area Medical Clinic on May 16 and 17 at the Alton High School. Volunteers with medical, dental and vision health licenses are needed, along with general community support. Click here to register as a volunteer.

This event is free and open to the public. Dental, vision and medical services are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to time constraints, attendees are advised to be prepared to choose between dental or vision services. Medical services are offered to every patient attending the clinic.

For more information, visit the RAM website.

Alton Legacy Society

  • Ron and Sheila Dethrow Campbell
  • Brenda Dethrow Ledgerwood


Alton Public School Foundation Unrestricted Fund

Justin Crews Memorial Scholarship

Larry Wallace Endowed Scholarship Fund

Mary Heiskell Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Alton Public School Foundation Fund

Ida L. Andrews Distinguished Educator Scholarship Fund

Norman Mills Memorial Scholarship Fund

W.N. and Leona Jenkins Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Alton Public Schools Foundation Agriculture Fund

Dr. Vera Carhart Scholarship Fund

Davene Owens-Jaeger Scholarship Fund

Jane Reese Memorial Scholarship Fund

Alton Schools Academic Endowment Fund

Dorothy Cline Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Luie and Anna Roberts Endowed Scholarship Fund

Couch Youth Empowerment Fund

Alton Public School Foundation Scholarship Fund

Alton Community Grantmaking Fund

Alton Junior and Senior High Athletic Fund

Alton Community Foundation Capacity Building Fund

Bright Beginnings Fund

Alton School Projects Fund

Rich and Teresa Wallace Alton Community Fund

Wendell P. and Rebecca Williams Family Endowed Scholarship

Charles E. Whitten Jr. Fund

Rich and Teresa Wallace Scholarship Fund

Andrew J. Vincent Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

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