WildCare Receives $1 million Challenge Grant from Bently Foundation

May 22, 2015

Bently Foundation recently awarded a challenge grant to help fund the $8 million expansion of WildCare’s future home at Silveira Ranch near McInnis Park in San rafael.

Wildcare’s current animal care center has outgrown its 4,100-square-foot building and has been seeking a new home for several years. The Silveira family approached WildCare with an offer for the former Marin County Jail minimum-security Honor Farm buildings on ranch property. Some initial work has been done at the site and the nonprofit animal care center hopes to be open by late 2016.

WildCare will be using the existing buildings on the Silveira Ranch site and adapting them to the unique requirements of our wildlife hospital and other programs,” said Alison Hermance, WildCare communications manager. “To make this possible, crews are currently in the process of stripping the buildings and site of the detritus that remains after decades of disuse. With old ceiling tiles, walls and flooring removed, the beautiful bones of the buildings really shine through as the layout of WildCare’s new site begins to take shape.

Read the full article in the Marin Independent Journal.

About Wildcare: WildCare's mission is to advocate for wildlife for a sustainable world. They accomplish their mission through the following activities: operating a wildlife hospital that responds to sick and injured wildlife that share our environments, delivering formal and informal nature education programs to thousands of schoolchildren and adults each year, and collecting and disseminating data that highlights the impact of human and environmental factors on the health of local wildlife.