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Inspired by the comforting power of animals, Jasper Ridge Farm provides a special experience for children in need.

Jasper Ridge Farm is a non-profit California 501(c)(3) corporation
Tax Id # 27-2304675

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What's New at Jasper Ridge Farm

Celebrate our 5th Anniversary with a Special Benefit Dinner!

A fabulous evening to support an amazing organization!

Saturday May 17th, 2014
5:30 - 9:30pm

Quadrus Conference Center
2400 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

San Mateo County Supervisor, Don Horsley, will guide us through this special evening beginning with cocktails and time to mingle.

Next, we will enjoy a delicious dinner and dessert, followed by a short presentation by Co-Founder & Executive Director, Wendy Mattes. A very special surprise guest will also be joining us!

We will finish the evening with a live Fund-A-Need Auction to raise funds in support of our important programs.

Attire is casual evening & parking is free of charge.

To sponsor this event or to purchase tickets, contact Wendy Mattes at or by phone: 650-703-5199.


Why We Are Making Changes....

With your help over the last four years, Jasper Ridge Farm has flourished! We have grown from serving 110 children per month to our all time high of 375 children per month this Spring. Requests for our programs have grown so much that we need more animals and more space in order to meet the current needs. NCEFT kindly allowed us to lease our existing space to get our organization launched, and we are very grateful for having such a lovely place to incubate our programs. Thank you NCEFT! But now we find we need more space than they have available for us, and so we will be moving in order to serve more children and now, adults as well.

Where We Are Moving....

Webb Ranch has invited us to move onto their property on Alpine Road, and has offered us a lovely two-acre site, rent free! They are allowing us to build a new barn and a covered arena which will enable us to grow and operate our programs year-round. With the help of Webb Ranch, we have been running all of our "overflow" programs there for two years already, and we are proud and appreciative of the collaboration.

How We Plan to Pay for Things....

It will cost us $400,000 to build the barn, arena and infrastructure. Our Board voted to conduct a capital campaign and has organized a Capital Campaign Leadership Team. To date, we have received commitments of just over $212,000 to the campaign! We are currently soliciting large sponsorships and commitments while we wrap up final plans for the campaign, and will be sending out information to everyone in October, including how much we still need to raise.

What Is Happening in the Meantime....

Our current lease in Woodside expired at the end of August this year, and we are not ready to build and move to Webb Ranch just yet. In the meantime, we have found an ideal temporary home in Gilroy to house our family of animals. We will continue to operate our regular offsite programs at facilities such as Ronald McDonald House, and will increase the number of programs we are currently running at Webb Ranch.

A Name Change....

With all the changes taking place, Riley's parents have asked us to change the name of the organization. So we have been discussing the importance of "rebranding", looking at a new name. logo, tagline, etc. in order to truly reflect who we are and our vision for the future where we connect many more children and adults to the amazing presence of our animals! Though our name will be changing, our vision and mission to help those who need it the most, will remain constant!

How You Can Help....

We are on the cusp of helping so many more children and provide a better home for our animals...we couldn't do it without all the love and support from each and every volunteer and donor. Volunteers, while we are in our temporary Gilroy home, we will still need help with our Program Visits. Animal Care volunteers and Youth Volunteers, because our temporary home is quite a distance, we hope you will hang in there and join us again when we are at Webb Ranch.

Donors, we need help with our ongoing monthly operational and program costs, as well as donations towards our Capital Campaign so that we can expedite our move to Webb Ranch!

Jasper Ridge Farm is featured in the March issue of Gentry Magazine - click here to read the article

A Testimonial...
"Jasper Ridge Farm takes animal therapy to a whole new level. They have been great partners to Ronald McDonald House bringing joy to the children who stay with us!"

Bri CarpaƱo-Seoane
Director of Family Services
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford

Jasper Ridge Farm Thanks our Sponsors and Donors!
Peninsula Humane Society Webb Ranch Rotary Club of Redwood City

Nayar Painting Company
Shipshewana Harness Company
Gary Pollock Construction &Excavating
Kelly Moore Paint, Redwood City
The Bottini Family
The Galen Family
The Olander Family Foundation
Schott Roofing
Allen Drywall
Just Equus
Davey Tree

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Kriens Family Fund
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Hamilton Family Fund
Rosati Family Winery Clay Pony
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