EIN 51-0172331


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WildCare supports people everywhere to live well with wildlife, through a full cycle of programs including wildlife advocacy and information resources, nature education programs, and medical aid for wild animals in need.
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Each year, WildCare delivers world-class medical care to as many as 3,500 ill, injured and orphaned wild animal patients in our open-admission wildlife hospital. Over the course of our history in wildlife medicine, we have given more than 120,000 wild animals a second chance at life in the wild.WildCares patients represent more than 200 different species, and over 90% of the wild animals we have helped have been injured or orphaned as a result of human interaction. Our goal is always to treat and heal our wild animal patients, and release them back to their wild lives.
WildCares advocacy efforts are committed to preventing wildlife injuries, protecting habitat, and promoting understanding of our wildlife neighbors. Our Living with Wildlife Hotline 415-456-7283 supplies advice on safely rescuing injured and orphaned animals and living well with wildlife to over 15,000 callers each year. Our Hungry Owl Project builds, installs and promotes the use of owl nesting boxes to encourage the use of natural predators, like Barn Owls, to control rodents. Our advocacy team speaks out and encourages community action against harms to wildlife including the use of rat poisons, illegal trapping, tree-trimming during wildlife baby season and many more.
WildCares Terwilliger Nature Education programs provide school and youth programs, as well as family nature outings, which connect over 16,000 children and adults to the Bay areas abundant open spaces and wildlife. Our programs aim to strengthen environmental stewardship and responsibility by teaching an appreciation of nature and a respect for wildlife. Our experiential and academically supportive approach to environmental education attracts participation from more than 130 schools and community organizations for the eight Bay Area counties. Through our scholarship program, WildCare is able to provide our programs to students from disadvantaged and low-income backgrounds, so these students no longer have to miss out on nature discovery opportunities that ignite a sense of excitement about science and foster personal connections to the natural world. Through free family nature outings, our robust scholarship and bilingual programming (Spanish/English) ensure that children and families from diverse backgrounds have equal access to environmental education. This is a non-cash scholarship program. The scholarship is a discount of WildCares normal educational program fees using the percentage of the student body used to establish eligibility under the free and reduced lunch program of each school. In past years, an estimated 34% of students participating in our youth programs received a scholarship.

Grants made by WildCare

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Friends of WildlifeFund Related Entity$500,000
Friends of WildlifeFund Related Entity$500,000

Who funds WildCare

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The David and Mary-Hoe Love FoundationGeneral Purpose$3,000,000
Marin Community FoundationGeneral Operating Support$153,850
Schwab Charitable FundEnvironmental and Animals$87,995
...and 38 more grants received totalling $3,690,158

Personnel at WildCare

Bob KendallChief Financial Officer
Ellyn WeiselExecutive Director$122,216
Robert F KendallFinance Director$114,891
Alison HermanceDirector of Communications and Marketing
Lacey BabnikDirector of Development
...and 14 more key personnel

Financials for WildCare

RevenuesFYE 09/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,761,378
Program services$130,871
Investment income and dividends$30,795
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$207,872
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$965
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$4,131,881

Form 990s for WildCare

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-092023-09-05990View PDF
2022-092023-02-15990View PDF
2021-092022-02-02990View PDF
2020-092021-04-12990View PDF
2019-092020-11-05990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s

Organizations like WildCare

High Plains Environmental CenterLoveland, CO$1,119,878
National Wildlife Refuge AssociationWashington, DC$2,363,454
The WildsPowell, OH$8,586,999
International Crane FoundationBaraboo, WI$9,637,841
National Aviary PittsburghPittsburgh, PA$9,087,480
The Norman Bird Sanctuary TrustMiddletown, RI$1,574,723
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF)Silver Spring, MD$15,953,554
Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterGlen Rose, TX$9,491,146
Tennessee Wildlife FederationNashville, TN$5,679,425
Whitetails UnlimitedSturgeon Bay, WI$13,310,234
Data update history
August 8, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
June 27, 2023
Received grants
Identified 31 new grant, including a grant for $3,000,000 from The David and Mary-Hoe Love Foundation
June 19, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
June 17, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
May 14, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsWildlife protection organizationsAnimal organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Political advocacyFundraising eventsReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
76 Albert Park LN
San Rafael, CA 94901
Metro area
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
Marin County, CA
Website URL
(415) 453-1000
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
D34: Wildlife Sanctuary, Refuge
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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