Our generous sponsors and granting foundations make it possible for Safe Haven to grow.
We are grateful for their continued support and belief in our mission.

Intern Bunkhouse Project Grantors

$10,000 or More
Newmont Mining Corporation ($20000 for 2016 & 2017)
Barrick Gold of North America ($20000 for 2016 & 2017)
The John Ben Snow Memorial trust

NV Energy

Less than $5,000
The Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation

Support for the New Black Bear Enclosure & Other Projects


DJ & T Foundation

July 2016 The DJ & T Foundation awarded a grant of $50,000 toward the construction of a black bear habitat for rescued black bears. The new habitat will include a large multi-level shade and climbing platform, a 31 x 50 in-ground pool, dens and an enrichment post that will allow us to
hang suspended enrichment items. This wonderful gift has allowed us to quickly move forward on this project that we plan to finish in spring.

The DJ & T Foundation has long supported animal rescue organizations with emphasis on spay and neuter programs. The Foundation also supports sanctuary projects including major international rescue efforts.

Monroe-Schuler Foundation

The Reno based Monroe-Schuler Foundation has graciously donated $10,000 to Safe Haven and our mission to support education and forever care for big cats. Their support is vital to our mission and we greatly appreciate their contribution.

Marta Heflin Foundation

October 2016 – Safe Haven received a $6,000 grant from the Marta Heflin Foundation toward the care of recently rescued African lioness Mona. In 2017, we were awarded $6,000 toward the food expenses for our residents.

Lioness Mona was placed with Safe Haven last November when a Colorado facility was closing.  In preparation for her arrival, we constructed a large shift area attached to African lion Ifaw who had lost his enclosure mate several years ago.  Once assured the two were becoming fast friends, we allowed them access into each other’s areas and they have done very well until Ifaw’s passing in late 2017. The Marta Heflin Foundation supports organizations with interests in the performing arts, animal welfare and environmental conservation.  The Marta Heflin Foundation’s gift helps support the veterinary care and other related expenses for Mona. We are grateful they chose Safe Haven for this very generous gift.

Newmont Mining Corporation

In 2018, Newmont Mining donated $10,000 towards Safe Haven’s efforts to get a badly needed phone land line installed on the property. This is a necessity for the safety and well-being of the animals and staff.

Patagonia Foundation

November 2016 – Patagonia awarded Safe Haven a generous grant of $2,500 toward the construction of the new black bear enclosure to house rescued bears. Safe Haven provides lifelong care to non-releasable wildlife and interim care for those eligible for reintroduction.

Barrick Gold Of North America

March 2017 – Barrick Gold of North America granted an additional $10,000 grant to Safe Haven for the Intern Bunkhouse project.  We would like to thank Barrick for their continuing support of Safe Haven and our projects.

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