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The Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation (SHF) is a public benefit non-profit California corporation started by people dedicated to telling the story of Seabiscuit and his era through preserving the Northern California ranch where the champion racehorse lived out his life.
Word of mouth is the best way of contacting people of similar interests. If you know of someone who may be able to help or you think would be interested in one of our many projects please pass along our name and website.
SHF gratefully accepts donations to support on going tours of the ranch, restoration of historic buildings, protection of the historic ranch setting, and establishing new programs. We are a small organization undertaking a large, very complex project, saving Seabiscuit's home. We appreciate your help.
If you would like to support us in insuring that the legend of Seabiscuit will be available to future generations through the preservation and conservation of Ridgewood Ranch, send a donation to the SHF.
Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit public benefit organization. All donations are tax deductible. If you require a donation receipt SHF will gladly provide one. Please write receipt requested in the memo section of your check. Please mail checks to:
Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation
16200 Hwy 101
Willits CA 95490
For more information call Toll free: (877)459-5992 or (707)459-5992 or contact us.
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Become a regular Member of the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation:
With your tax-deductible annual membership of $100 - Receive four passes for seasonal walking tours of Ridgewood Ranch plus a commemorative Seabiscuit T-Shirt.
With your tax-deductible annual membership of $500 - Receive benefits listed above, plus a Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation jacket, plus invitations to an annual Seabiscuit Festival or other special by invitation only events.
With your tax-deductible annual membership of $1,000 - Receive all benefits listed above plus an original, Seabiscuit head mini-bronze mounted on Redwood siding from the restoration of Seabiscuit's historic stallion barn.
With your tax-deductible annual membership of $5,000 or more - Receive all benefits listed above plus a plaque with you name, business name, or to memorialize another individual, on a restored historic structure.
*Regular Memberships consist of non-voting parties as outlined in section 3.2 in the Bylaws of the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation.
Other ways to give:
Gift Planning and Endowment
Make a charitable gift of estate assets to one of our two endowments to help ensure the long-term future of Ridgewood Ranch.
Giving appreciated stock to SHF can mean tax benefits for you. (Consult your tax advisor for details.)
Foundation and Government Support
Private, family, corporate and community foundation and government entities support SHF through grants, which can be specified for projects, programs or general operations.
Memorials and Tributes
SHF welcomes gifts and pledges In Memoriam.
You can help SHF in numerous ways by volunteering your time.
Find out if your employer provides a "matching gift" to contributions you make to SHF.
€ Seabiscuit Heritage District
The primary threat to historic Ridgewood Ranch is deterioration of sites due to weather and aging, combined with inadequate finances for maintenance and rehabilitation. Urgent attention is necessary to preserve these priceless historic structures. Addressing these needs, the SHF in conjunction with the National Trust for Historic Preservation is completing a Core Historic Structures Report with a architectural historian. This Report will further assess and identify the Seabiscuit Heritage District and priorities for restoration and preservation. In addition, we are negotiating a long-term lease of the Seabiscuit Heritage District with the ranch owners. With these in place, we can then work with the ranch owner to have the Seabiscuit Heritage District placed on the National Historic Register and receive permanent preservation status. In order to support the implementation of these restoration and preservation goals, we are establishing a permanently restricted Seabiscuit Heritage District Endowment Fund to create a long term guaranteed funding base to support SHF for the ongoing operational needs of the Seabiscuit Heritage District. Your contributions to this endowment fund would be greatly appreciated.
€ Conservation Easement
The 5,000-acre Ridgewood Ranch has a beautiful natural setting that surrounds the Seabiscuit Heritage District. There are two permanent conservation easements that strictly limit development on the ranch. However, these easements protect just half of the ranch. We are working with the ranch’s owners to place additional permanent conservation easements to protect the remaining half of the ranch. Saving Seabiscuit's historic home for the public to enjoy and permanently protecting the Ranch's natural environment of fish streams, wildlife habitat, oak woodlands, redwood groves, productive forests, and farm land is one of the main goals of SHF.
€ Public Access
A permanently restricted Public Access Endowment Fund has been established by SHF from a generous donation of the ranch owners that benefits public access to the conserved areas of the ranch. If you wish to further contribute to this endowment fund, that would be greatly appreciated.
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