The W. Alton Jones Foundation was established in 1944 by W. Alton Jones "to promote the well-being and general good of mankind throughout the world."
The goals of the foundation are:
...to build a sustainable world by developing new ways for humanity to interact sustainably with the planet's ecological systems and,
...to build a secure world by eliminating the possibility of nuclear war and by providing alternative methods of resolving conflicts and promoting security.
The foundation is based in Charlottesville, Virginia, approximately 2 hours by road SW from Washington, DC.