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Gary and Mary West Foundation

The Gary and Mary West Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private, non-operating foundation founded in 2006 by successful entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Gary and Mary West.

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Gary and Mary West Foundation

We are singularly focused on nonprofit partnerships that value a high degree of accountability for outcomes, and we achieve that by building relationships that are transparent and collaborative.

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Gary and Mary West Foundation

We value the sustainability of good work being done by our grantees. That means leveraging volunteers, prioritizing good governance, enhancing fundraising capability, strengthening financial capacity, encouraging strategic planning and collaborating with other nonprofits.

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Gary and Mary West Foundation

The Gary and Mary West Foundation funds nonprofit organizations in San Diego, California and Omaha, Nebraska that are aligned with the mission of the Foundation and have a track record of achieving measurable and meaningful results.

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Gary and Mary West Foundation

The Gary and Mary West Foundation develops high impact partnerships with its nonprofit partners and accepts grant applications by invitation only.

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Lowering the Cost of Healthcare

Lowering the Cost of Healthcare

The Foundation strives to lower the cost of healthcare by encouraging innovative, patient-centered solutions, which deliver the right care at the right place at the right time and by supporting medical and scientific research and development, policy studies, education and advocacy.

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Senior Wellness

Senior Wellness

The Foundation strives to significantly improve the lives of low-income seniors in San Diego and Omaha by supporting programs that address their needs, enabling them to age independently and maintain their health and wellness for as long as possible.

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Service Canines

Service Canines

The Foundation strives to support the training and deployment of service canines to people in need, especially seniors and disabled veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States.

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Our Mission Statement

The Gary and Mary West Foundation seeks to lower the cost of healthcare in our country, significantly improve the quality of life for low-income seniors and deploy professionally trained service dogs in our community through purposeful philanthropic investment.
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