When wealthy donors adore animals, veterinary schools have been known to feel the love. That’s the case for a $39 million gift the Stanton Foundation just made to Ohio State.
Doris Day is a spry 92 years old, and while she stays far from cameras these days, she’s continued her lifelong support of animals, making grants with a focus on senior and special needs pets.
You might know the Stanton Foundation for giving Wikimedia one of its biggest donations, but it’s also a major supporter of canines, including a program to fund a precious commodity for pet owners—the dog park.
We’re seeing a lot of finance guys in conservation these days, and they like closing deals. Whether it’s buying up chunks of the Amazon, or in the case of Duncan McFarland, securing land to protect jaguars.
Leonardo DiCaprio has had quite a busy year, including with his philanthropy. The actor’s wildlife-focused foundation just keeps racking up and shelling out funds. We check in on what's happening.
We’ve been looking at the urgent giving for animals of Sam Simon, the famed TV producer with terminal cancer. What can philanthropy as a whole learn from a wealthy donor who knows his time is short?
The Wiederhold Foundation gives under a million a year to animal welfare, but that’s included some serious grants for veterinary medicine, and some intriguing research projects. Sit tight, there are robot squirrels involved.
The Greenbaum Foundation funds work to prevent animal suffering in a variety of ways which includes some pretty ass-kicking stuff, like investigations exposing circuses, puppy mills, and factory farms.
Manyara Ranch in Tanzania is an important migration corridor for wildlife, including lions and elephants. That sure was causing problems for the functioning primary school on the site. The Annenberg Foundation has been backing work to fit it all together.
Long before Henry M. Paulson, Jr., was U.S. Treasury Secretary under George W. Bush, he wanted to be a forest ranger. Together with wife Wendy, an active birder, conservationist, and environmental educator, they oversee a significant funder of protections our feathered friends.
While the Ithaca-based Park Foundation may be better known for funding public media and taking a hard line in the fight against fracking, its animals and wildlife program regularly gives for care of primates rescued from captivity.