Philanthropy
Wendy McCaw's philanthropies and contributions to the Santa Barbara community and to the world at large embody her goal to enhance the quality of life for both humans and animals.

Through the Wendy P. McCaw Foundation she has helped numerous organizations from the Museum of Glass, Ellwood Mesa, Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, Wind River Bear Institute, Defenders of Wildlife, Mountain Lion Foundation, Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Maria Animal Center, WildAid, Community Environmental Council, Wild Burro Rescue, Wildlife Care Network, HSUS and the Granada Theater.

Beyond providing the resources needed, she has provided guidance and insights to help organizations blossom and grow.

Through her ownership of the Santa Barbara News-Press she has given these and other deserving non-profits community-wide viability.

Through the Wendy P. McCaw Foundation contributions have been made to the following organizations:

Center for Biological Diversity
Bicycle Coalition and Traffic Solutions
California Wolf Center
Catalina Island Conservancy
Coastal Fund
Community Environmental Council
Defenders of Wildlife
Ellwood Mesa / The Trust for Public Land
Folger Estate Stables
Granada Theater Restoration Project
Hawai'i Wildlife Center
Humane Society of the United States
Land Trust for Santa Barbara County
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Foundation
Mountain Lion Foundation
Museum of Glass
Northern Jaguar Project
PRBO Conservation Science
Range Riders Project
Round River Conservation Studies
Santa Barbara Bowl
Santa Maria Animal Center
Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
Tahoe Council for Wild Bears
Young America's Foundation - Reagan Ranch Center
Watershed Resource Center
WildAid
Wild Burro Rescue
Wildlife Care Network
Wildlife Conservation Society
Wind River Bear Institute


Wendy P. McCaw Foundation 
Grant History
2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
All for Animals  15,000 7,000 5,000
American Association for the Prevention 
of Cruelty to Animals 15,000
American Red Cross 28,400
Angel's Wings International Foundation 25,000
Animal Protection Institute 50,000
Animal Rescue Team 27,500 50,000 50,000
Animal Shelter Assistance 25,000 25,000 2,500 50,000
Bear League 24,500 25,000 55,000 75,000 50,000
Best Friend Animal Society 34,500
Born Free USA 25,000
Californians for Population Stabalization 10,000
California Wildlife Center 82,000
California Wolf Center 100,000 50,000 40,000 50,000 185,000 196,750 43,000
C.A.R.E 4 Paws 2,100 25,000
Catalina Island Conservancy 40,000 35,750 30,000
Catalyst for Cats 18,000 23,000 20,000 12,000 15,000 13,000 15,000 10,000 9,500
Center for Biological Diversity   50,000 85,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund 25,000 20,000
Companion Animal Placement 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife 75,000 125,000 119,000 100,000 250,000 145,000 15,000 60,000 345,000
Dog Adoption & Welfare Group 16,850 10,500
Earth Island Institute 29,880
Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care 25,000 15,000
Environmental Defense Center 60,000
Friends of the Folsom Zoo 15,000
Folger Estate Stable Project 100,000
Friends of the Sea Otter 10,000
Granada Theatre 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 1,000,000 500,000 1,000,000
Hawaii Leaning Center 1,500
Hawaii Wildlife Center 50,000 100,000 100,000
Humane Society of America 50,000 100,000 100,000 361,000 12,500 100,000
Humane Society of Ventura 50,000
In Defense of Animals 1,000
International Fund for Wildlife 15,000
K-9 Placement & Assistance 12,000 11,600 2,500 13,000
Last Chance for Animals 25,000
Leadership Institute 5,000
Lions, Tigers & Bears 25,000
Living with Wolves 50,000 25,000 25,000
Marine Conservation Biology 5,000
Montana Fish Wildlife 10,000 100,000 80,000
Mountain Lion Foundation 187,000 10,000
National Disaster SearchDog 300,000 10,000
Niki Hospice Foundation for Pets 10,000
Northern Jaguar Project 24,000 50,000
Occidental Arts & Ecology Center 50,000
Physicians for Responsible Medicine 50,000
PRBO Conservation Services 27,000
Predator's Conservation Alliance   30,000 30,000
Project Coyote 50,000 50,000 75,000
Raincoast Conservation  50,000 48,365
RESQCATS 20,000 5,000
Return to Freedom 5,000 5,000 6,000
Round River Conservation Studies 200,000
Santa Barbara Animal Rescue 10,000
Santa Barbara County Bowl  Foundation 140,000
Santa Maria Humane Society 25,000 50,000
SemperVirens Fund 25,000 10,000
Shadows Fund 100,000
Stanford University 10,000
Trust for Historic Preservation 1,000,000
Turtle Island Restoration   25,000
Unity Shop 5,000   10,000 10,000
Ventana Wildlife Society 30,000 30,000
Volunteer's for InterValley Animals 3,500
Whale Museum 50,000
Wild Animal Sanctuary 25,000
Wild Burro Rescue & Preservation 60,000
Wild Earth Guardians 40,000 40,000
Wild Futures Conservation Strategies 30,000
Wildhorses in Need 10,000
Wildlife Associates 10,000 10,000 10,000
Wildlife Care Network 318,000 406,148 1,000,000
Wildlife Conservation League 100,000
Wildlife Information Fund 15,000
Wind River Bear Institute 100,000 142,000
Wolf Haven International 40,000
Woods Humane Society Critter Camp 2,500
Young America's Foundation 100,000 300,000 300,000 100,000 1,000,000
Total 1,517,100 1,522,000 1,503,500 1,190,000 1,995,000 1,865,000 1,431,498 1,736,000 1,510,000 2,035,245


For more information about the WENDY P MCCAW FOUNDATION please contact:

Wendy P. McCaw Foundation
P.O Box 22458
Santa Barbara, CA


Since Wendy McCaw's ownership of the Santa Barbara News-Press, she has underwritten the annual Lifetime Achievements Awards event which raises funds for the News-Press Holiday Fund. The fund benefits diverse and worthy non-profits in Santa Barbara and include:

ASAP
C.A.S.A.:
K-9 Placement and Assistance League
PARC Foundation
People's Self-Help Housing Corporation
Rehabilitation Institute of Santa Barbara
ResQCats
Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
Unity Shoppe


For more information about the SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS HOLIDAY FUND and to make a contribution (contributions are deductible) please contact:

The Santa Barbara News-Press Holiday Fund
P.O. Box 1359
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
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