History of AMF


The Alister MacKenzie Foundation was granted tax exempt status as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service on October 31, 2011.

Activities of the Organization

Introduction: Alister MacKenzie Foundation (AMF) was organized by its founders to operate exclusively for charitable, educational, or scientific purposes within the scope of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The specific purpose of AMF is to make a positive difference in the lives of those who want to golf and those who make the game of golf possible, and to preserve the game of golf and golf courses for all individuals to enjoy. AMF is dedicated to the enjoyment, companionship, enthusiasm for, and challenge of golf through the program of historical preservation.

Activities: The specific activities the organization will undertake are as follows:

  • Historical preservation
  • Other key activities

Historical preservation

Our purpose is to assist in the historical preservation and renovation of golf courses that are in jeopardy of being closed due to a lack of funding or are in need of restoration or historical preservation.

AMF is primarily focused on historical preservation and renovation of golf courses. AMF will offer funds to preserve or renovate golf courses and work in partnership with municipalities and organizations that either own or manage these golf courses.

The primary focus of AMF is the preservation of historically significant golf courses. Initial attention and focus will begin with those courses designed by Alister MacKenzie or his contemporaries.

The Foundation provides funding for the preservation and historical renovation. Funds are primarily raised from individuals and then be donated to the selected projects.

The program is supported by donations from private individuals, their family foundations, grants, and the public.

Allocation of Resources: AMF distributes its time and resources for the activities elaborated above in the following manner:

  • Historical preservation: 90%
  • Other key activities: 10%

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