Hexberg Family Foundation: Grants for Animals and Wildlife

OVERVIEW: The Hexberg Family Foundation does not maintain a specific grantmaking program dedicated to supporting nonprofits dedicated to animals and wildlife; however, it supports a fair number of grants towards animals and wildlife.

IP TAKE: This funder awards modest grants predominately to local animal rights and welfare organizations.

PROFILE: Established in 2001, the Hexberg Family Foundation is a modest-sized organization that does not operate a website or employ a formal staff. Based in Laguna Beach, California, its tax filings indicate a funding interest in animal welfare and rights organizations across the country.

Hexberg grant amounts are modest in size, often ranging from between $5,000 and $15,000. Past animal and wildlife grantees include the Red Bucket Equine Rescue, which received funding for its program involving saving and rehabilitating horses and finding them appropriate adoptive homes. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is also a Hexberg Family Foundation grantee.

The foundation awards a decent number of grants each year and appears to give funding preference to organizations located in its home state of California. Its domestic grantmaking shows a strong indication that the foundation backs organizations both large and small.

The Hexberg Family Foundation does not impose geographic restrictions in its grantmaking and does not accept unsolicited grant applications, proposals, or requests for funding.


  • Gregory Hexberg, Trustee
  • Jill Hexberg, Trustee
  • Deborah Hexberg, Trustee


Hexberg Family Foundation

921 Emerald Bay

Laguna Beach, California 92651

(714) 236-4800