The American Lighthouse Foundation is leading the way in saving our nation’s lighthouses and their rich heritage.
In doing so, our organization is helping to ensure these stately beacons continue to thrive as special places that help enrich the cultural fabric of our coastal communities and the lives of the countless visitors they touch from every corner of the globe.
The sustaining success of ALF’s mission is accomplished by inspiring volunteers and donors alike to make a meaningful difference in helping restore and preserve our treasured coastal sentinels through their dedication and passion.
This success is measured in part by the general public who is provided an opportunity to bask in the one-of-a-kind experience of “walking in the steps of the keepers” through educational access programs.
The combination of community involvement on all levels and a commitment to public access of these timeless treasures makes ALF’s work as much about people as the lighthouses themselves – a focus that fosters mission sustainability through the cultivation of a preservation ethic among people of all ages and backgrounds.
The mission of the American Lighthouse Foundation is to save and preserve our nation’s historic light stations and their rich heritage.
This will be accomplished through the restoration, promotion and adaptive re-use of America’s historic light stations, as well as educational initiatives that foster the sustainable preservation of lighthouses and perpetuate the legacy of the men and women who have tended them.”
The American Lighthouse Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, founded in 1994. ALF and its nine chapters have stewardship responsibility for eighteen of our nation’s lighthouses and have invested over $3.25 million dollars in lighthouse restoration since that time; thanks in large part to generous supporters like YOU and dedicated volunteers who give over 25,000 hours of time to our lighthouses each year.
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