824 East Main Street, Medford, Oregon 97504
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The Carpenter Foundation was established by Alfred S.V. Carpenter and Helen Bundy Carpenter in 1942. It was then called the Jackson County Recreation Agency and provided recreational activities for servicemen at Camp White. The Foundation was reorganized in 1958, evolving from a personal vehicle for charitable giving to a general purpose family foundation. In 1972, four public trustees were added to the family members on the board to achieve a broader base of experience for decision making. The foundation continued its growth and development as a community partner under the leadership of Jane and Dunbar Carpenter who guided the Carpenter Foundation for over 30 years. The purpose of the Carpenter Foundation is to add opportunity, choice, inclusiveness, enrichment, and a climate for change for those living in the Rogue Valley. The Foundation works in partnership with other agencies, organizations and public entities.