Investing in Preservation

Preservation involves targeted conservation efforts which help to keep history alive for future generations. The Foundation's commitment in this area has meant providing support for certain museums as well as for nonprofits that are working to save California wildlife and habitats. Our focus on history and conservation help keep the spark of hope burning brightly.

Current Focus:

Sea Otters

The Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Elfenworks Foundation is investing in the ongoing efforts of The Monterey Bay Aquarium to save the endangered Southern Sea Otter. Since 1984 they rescue, treat and release injured otters, raise and release stranded pups, seek homes for sea otters that can't return to the wild and conduct scientific research.

 Otter Cam

San Bruno Elfin

Native Butterfly Species

Staff members have volunteered to help conserve the habitat of the endangered San Bruno Elfin Butterfly (Callophrys mossii bayensis) and other local endangered butterflies and birds.

 Learn More Here

Elfenworks Aviary

Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care

We have a named Elfenworks Foundation aviary at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care and you can watch the birds as they heal and grow strong. [About the Aviary]

 Aviary Cam

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum

The Carter Center

In addition to having provided funding to the Carter Center's various initiatives, we were one of the key donors to the Carter Presidential Library and Museum's first major retrofit in 2009. Originally established in 1986, the museum houses 40,000,000 pages, 1,000,000 photographs, 2,200,000 feet of film, and 2,500 hours of video. The major overhaul upgraded the visitor experience with interactive learning opportunities, high-tech energy-saving lighting and an emphasis on education for the 21st century. Scores of visitors continue to learn about a key time in history, and the accomplishments of our 39th President and First Lady, through this museum.