We are fortunate to be supported by many family and corporate foundations

Canine Companions works with family and corporate foundations to support our mission. These entities generously contribute to a variety of programs and projects that enable us to serve more people with disabilities.

Foundations Currently Supporting our Mission:

  • The John K. Bastien Foundation
    The Florida-based John K. Bastien Foundation has funded repairs and renovations at our Southeast training center.
  • Community Foundation of Sonoma County
    The Community Foundation of Sonoma County has worked to connect numerous local donors with the mission of Canine Companions in our Northwest Region.
  • The CW Fund
    The CW Fund, seeding innovation in healthcare and education, led by its principals Mary Caldwell and Steve Weiss, have funded the development and implementation of the Canine Companions Therapy Dog Program inspired by their Canine Companions therapy dog, Glee, who worked with special needs children in the La Quinta, CA schools for over 10 years.
  • The DMARLOU Foundation
    The DMARLOU Foundation made possible the purchase of a new ultrasound machine for Canine Companions’ veterinary clinic at our Northwest training center and Headquarters in Santa Rosa. The DMARLOU Foundation has also contributed to the purchase of several vehicles used during professional training.
  • National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation
    The NADCF and Canine Companions for Independence share a commitment to personal freedom of mobility. The Foundation has generously supported both the Veterans Initiative and Canine Companions’ ongoing placements with children with disabilities.
  • The Harriet E. Pfleger Foundation
    The Harriet E. Pfleger Foundation, a dedicated backer of services for children and adults with special needs, has consistently funded Team Training at the Southwest training center.
  • The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of California
    The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundations of Minnesota, Colorado and California preserve their founders’ legacy of support for individuals and communities that have the least access to resources. Their California foundation is a longtime supporter of Canine Companions’ work at our Northwest and Southwest training centers.
  • The Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation
    The Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation, a Maryland-based philanthropy supporting the moral, mental, intellectual and physical development of the country’s youth, has funded Canine Companions’ facility dog placements and follow-up graduate services work at our Northeast training center.
  • Wounded Warrior Project®
    Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers – helping them achieve their highest ambition. Their grant helps support post-9/11 veterans receive life-changing assistance dogs from Canine Companions.