The Alamo Community Foundation was formed to raise the funds needed to conduct state-required surveys, which will determine if it's feasible for Alamo to become its own town.
The group sent out a mailing today to about 4,300 households throughout the community, explaining its mission and asking for donations.
"We're trying to get the information out to the commmunity without a spin," said the group's president, Claudia Waldron. "We value the state studies. They are the sole independent source of information that Alamo voters are going to have."
The mailing includes information on the foundation and the incorporation process, and a pledge card. It's expected to arrive tomorrow or Monday.
Currently a fiscal study is under way. The results, expected in June, will determine if Alamo is financially fit to incorporate. A lengthy environmental review is also required, as well as a mapping of the proposed town boundaries.
The funds needed for the studies - roughly $200,000 - cannot come from government sources so must be raised by private donations. The foundation has raised $70,000 since its formation in December.
Future fundraising efforts include a wine event May 3, private social events, and a community-wide family event to take place sometime this summer.
Donations can be mailed to Alamo Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1074, Alamo 94507. Call 820-5565 for more information. To volunteer with the foundation call 837-2937.