Foundation Supporters 

Grantors and nonprofit partners

C.A.R.E.Paws is grateful to have the ongoing support of a wide range of foundations and nonprofit partners on a local, state and national level. These generous organizations help us maintain and grow our programs. 

The Santa Barbara Humane Society (SBHS) has been a generous supporter of C.A.R.E.4Paws' Spay/Neuter Program since 2010. In fact, the SBHS was our very first Spay/Neuter Program grantor and also assisted us with the equipping of our Spay Mobile when we first acquired the vehicle in 2012, donating more than $25,000. In 2017, the SBHS contributed more than $38,000 for spays/neuters and C.A.R.E.4Paws' work in north county and in 2018, we received a generous $25,000 grant.The SBHS, founded in 1887, is dedicated to the welfare of animals and strives to provide a safe haven for homeless dogs and cats until they are able to find forever homes for them. 


Chrissie's Fund is a private foundation that supports programs that reduce dog overpopulation, promote adoptions and help eliminate the suffering of dogs. Its funding is allocated primarily for bully breeds, large dogs of any breed and mix, and seniors. Chrissie's Fund is not only a supporter of C.A.R.E.4Paws' Spay/Neuter Program for many years, but a sponsor of Wags n' Whiskers since 2010. 


For more than eight decades, the Santa Barbara Foundation has been at the center of civic activity, a vibrant expression of its engaged citizenry, a solver of problems, a partner in philanthropy, and a critical supporter of community organizations and efforts. In 2012-2014, the foundation helped launch C.A.R.E.4Paws' Community Outreach Program through three generous annual grants. The foundation has provided support for our spay/neuter efforts in Guadalupe, for our staffs' continued education and equipment for our new Spay Mobile.  An incredible $45,000 contribution from the Marianne & Stacy Cocks Fund through Santa Barbara Foundation made a tremendous impact on our Spay/Neuter and Paws Up For Pets programs in 2017-2018, and in 2018, a $5,000 Express Grant helped us outfit our new mobile clinic. 

Diana Basehart Lifeline Fund is a veterinary assistance fund inspired by Diana Basehart, a lifelong animal advocate whose former foundation provided critical vet care to more than 1,500 pets in southern Santa Barbara County over the past four years. Diana Basehart and many of her foundation supporters now contribute significantly to C.A.R.E.4Paws’ Lifeline Fund to help us ensure pets in the Santa Barbara area continue to receive the medical attention they need.


The Wendy P McCaw Foundation has contributed generously to C.A.R.E.4Paws since 2011. The $15,000 grants we received for 2017 and 2018 support Paws Up for Pets, our new youth program, which engages local youth to promote accountability for animals, fight discrimination and abuse while offering compassion in our community.  


PetSmart Charities supported C.A.R.E.4Paws in 2012 through 2015 with a generous, targeted spay/neuter grant. In 2017, we have received $10,000 to support our Companion Pet Assistance Veterinary Intervention Program. 

Since 2009, the Roy & Eagle Foundation has invested in a wide range of nonprofit organizations in the areas of Health and Human Services, Education, Wildlife and Domestic Animals, focusing primarily on Northern Santa Barbara County. The foundation has generously helped fund C.A.R.E.4Paws' Community Outreach Program for five years. This program targets undeserved areas of Santa Barbara County and ensures pet owners in need have access to affordable or free services.


Banfield Foundation supports C.A.R.E.4Paws Companion Pet Assistance Veterinary Intervention Program, which provides veterinary care to pet owners who cannot afford to bring their dogs and cats to the vet. 


The Wood-Claeyssens Foundation enhances the quality of life in the local community through grantmaking to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations serving the Santa Barbara and Ventura County areas. The foundation has generously helped fund C.A.R.E.4Paws' Spay/Neuter and Community Outreach Programs for five years.


The Grey Muzzle Organization improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other nonprofit groups nationwide. C.A.R.E.4Paws' generous grant will assist dozens of senior dogs with veterinary care in Santa Barbara County. 


Our grant from City Animal Control pays for the altering of more than 40 dogs and cats from City of Santa Barbara. We are grateful to have received support from animal control for the past three years. 

The Petco Foundation, a grantor for C.A.R.E.4Paws' Spay/Neuter Program, believes that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, the foundation has invested more than $167 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With its more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, its inspires and empowers communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. 


Ethel Frends Foundation was established in 1997 to support and promote canine care and/or canine education. The foundation specifically supports organizations that serve the following California counties: Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, or San Diego. Ethel Frends is a generous grantor for our spay/neuter program. 


ResQcats is a Santa Barbara-based nonprofit cat sanctuary dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of abandoned cats and kittens. Since 1997, RESQCATS has rescued and adopted out more than 2,800 stray and abandoned cats and kittens. Founder Jeffyne Telson and her husband, Mitch, are wonderful C.A.R.E.Paws supporters, who have sponsored more than a hundred of our spay/neuter surgeries and contributed generously to both of our mobile clinics. Jeffyne just released a book is about her journey of creating RESQCATS, the challenges and opportunities she has faced, and the valuable life lessons the cats and kittens have taught her. Get your copy at All proceeds go to helping cats in need.


The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise is made up of local business, professional, and civic leaders. They meet regularly, get to know each other and form friendships, and through that they are able to get things done in both local and global communities. The club is active in local service projects, including a free dental clinic that provides critical care to the underserved in our community. It purchases and distributes free dictionaries to all 3rd graders in the Santa Barbara Unified School District and recognizes at-risk youth at La Cuesta Continuation High School with a Student of the Month program. It also engages in hands-on improvement projects at Camp Whittier, part of United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County. Internationally, the Sunrise club supports a children’s orphanage and surgical eye clinics in Mexico in addition to funding clean-water projects, medical clinic improvements, and a pharmacy project in two rural communities in Nicaragua. The club meets for the “best breakfast in Santa Barbara” every Wednesday at 7am at the Historic Santa Barbara Club. For more information, call 805.884.6428.


In 1967, Mrs. Bess Spiva Timmons established the Bess Spiva Timmons Foundation to enable her children and future generations to carry on an already existing program of assistance in areas of education, health, medical research, the arts, programs with minority focus, social services and ecology. Smaller and grass roots organizations were particularly targeted, as she stated that these could use the funds more frugally, and truly needed and appreciated encouragement. The foundations has supported  C.A.R.E.4Paws' spay/neuter and community outreach efforts for three years.