The mission of Allison Woods Foundation is to conserve and enhance unique natural, historical and cultural attributes of Allison Woods and William Locke Allison, Jr. Forest Preserve. The Foundation strives to be an exemplary environmental learning and research center for Statesville, Iredell County and the Piedmont region of the Carolinas.

The Allison Woods Foundation was created in 1991 with the purpose of renovating the historic buildings and recreating the landscape of the Twenties. The Foundation’s goal is to serve as a source of historic and environmental education for Iredell County and beyond.