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Sunset Field Getting a Tomato Bonus

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The Ironwood Pig Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and any donation is tax-deductable. It just takes a few minutes to make a secure donation by PayPal using your credit card. Click the donate button to make a donation. You do not need a PayPal account.

1) Select the amount of your donation and how you want to pay either by means of your PayPal account or your Credit Card then go to the next page.

2) If you want to make a donation in the name of another person, for a special reason like a birthday or anniversary or for a special purchase such as a 2017 calendar just describe what you want on the PayPal form by clicking on the "Add Special Instructions to the Seller" and describe what you want with names and addresses if needed.

We have a few remaining calendars at $18 each including postage.

3) If you want to sponsor a pig or make a monthly sustainer donation please go to one of the SUBSCRIBE buttons below.

4) You can easily make your donation to the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary go even further if you work for a matching gift company. Many employers will double and sometimes triple their employees’ or retirees’ charitable contributions. You can also use a donation that you have made recently. See the bottom of this page for many of the Matching Gift Companies.

Sponsor a Pig

Our Pigs Love to Have Sponsors!

Izzy the pig

The sponsor program at Ironwood represents a huge part of the support system for the pigs. Become a part of our family of sponsors by choosing one of these piggies in need. In return for a $30 monthly donation to provide your pig’s share of sanctuary expenses, you will receive pictures and updates of your special pig. Please help us continue to meet our goal of providing a nurturing environment for pot bellied pigs in need!

For a list of pigs needing a Sponsor refer to our latest newsletter on the HOME page. Visit the Center Fold of the newsletter for pigs needing a sponsor or select your pig from those below.

The following pigs need a sponsor. Place your cursor on a picture for the pig's name and their story.

Daisy Clark Carlton Sapphire Eleanor Puppy Jade Henry 8-9-christmas

Once you have selected a pig to sponsor either send us an e-mail or a letter letting us know the pig you selected and how you want to pay each month (by check, credit or debit card, or PayPal). For monthly checks we will send you a years supply of remit envelopes. For a credit or debit card please send us your card number and expiration date and we will charge your credit card each month.

For PayPal you can select one of the buttons below for 6 months, 1 year or until further notice. Name your selected pig when you sign up through PayPal. To end your sponsorship you can select the Unsubscribe button. Thank you for your support.


Name of Your Sponsored Pig


Name of Your Sponsored Pig


Name of Your Sponsored Pig


Become A Sanctuary Sustainer

Louis the pig

By joining as a sanctuary sustainer, a monthly donation will be charged to your credit card. The amount, which is determined by you, will be there each month to care for our sweet pigs. To sign up just select the amount and click the Subscribe button below.

Select Your Monthly Sustainer Donation


If you would like to donate a different amount please fill out the form on the reply envelope included with your newsletter and indicate your monthly contribution. If you have not received a newsletter please e-mail us to add you to our mailing list and to send you an envelope for you to sign up as a sustainer .

Thank You for your support!

Why not organize your class, office, or friends and sponsor one of our pigs. Receive periodic letters and pictures keeping you informed of how your pig is doing and what is happening in his or her life.

Please keep us in mind if you are considering a bequest. The Ironwood Pig Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and any donation would be tax deductible to your estate.

If you would like to help the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary, call Ben or Mary for volunteer opportunities or send in your tax-deductible donation.

Remember the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary In Your Will


Creating a will is an essential part of securing your legacy and your family’s future. Without a will or trust, state laws will determine how your estate is distributed and your wishes may not be fulfilled as you intend. By thoughtfully constructing an estate plan, you can ensure that your family and your legacy are protected as you desire.

A gift by will, also known as a bequest, is an easy and flexible way to make a meaningful contribution to the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary. Let your legacy reflect your heart. If your heart is in the animal rescue and care work of the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary, a bequest will ensure that future generations of needy pigs will receive vital support. Thank you for considering the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary in your estate plans.

The Mary C Schanz Foundation is doing business as (dba) Ironwood Pig Sanctuary. For your Will it is recommended that you use both names (although it is okay if you’ve already used only the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary name), the post office address from the back cover and this tax identification number for the Foundation: 86-0999483. Your support makes it possible for us to give a loving home to the almost 600 Pot-Bellied Pigs in our care and is very much appreciated.

Visit the Sanctuary Store for T-Shirts, Hats and Other Items

Please allow up to 8 weeks for your order to arrive. So plan ahead for birthday and Christmas gifts. Because there are so many different items, colors, and sizes it is not practical to have them in stock. When you order a t-shirt for example, Elaine has to order the blank t-shirt then silk screen the Ironwood name and logo and then ship to you. Depending on how many orders we receive Elaine might wait up to a month to group orders before ordering the blank items in order to be more efficient. Elaine volunteers her time which we appreciate very much so our costs are low.

Click on the image below to go to the store.


Donate by Shopping!

Raising Funds Through eBay Giving Works

You can list items on eBay Giving Works and donate some (or all) of your proceeds to the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary. Check them out at

Donate With Your Company’s Matching Gift Program

Double or Triple Your Gift

You can easily make your donation to the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary go even further if you work for a matching gift company. Many employers will double and sometimes triple their employees’ or retirees’ charitable contributions. For example AIG will double the amount of your donation as a matching gift.

Simply request a matching gift form from your employer, fill it out and mail it to the address below. Your gift, with your employers match will go further toward taking care of the 600 pot-bellied pigs at the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary.

We have a sponsor who chose to pay her $30 a month sponsor donation this year with a $360 check for the entire year. She included a matching gift form from her employer and doubled her gift to $720!!

Another supporter either works for or is retired from AIG and her donation was matched TWO for ONE resulting in triple her donation!!

Harold makes occasional $50 donations and includes a copy of his employer’s matching gift form every time to double his gift to $100!

Some of our other supporters, like Harold, copy their employer’s matching gift form and use it every time they make a donation.

Please review the following list, or check with your human resources or personnel department to see if you work for a matching gift company.

Please include your company’s matching gift form along with your donation or mention your past donation and send to the following address:

Ironwood Pig Sanctuary PO Box 35490 Tucson, AZ 85740-5490

Thank you for your support!

The Following Companies Have a Matching Gift Program

3M Foundation
Abbott Laboratories
Accenture Foundation, Inc.
Advanced Micro Devices
AEGON Transamerica Foundation
Aetna Life & Casualty
Agilent Technologies
AKZO Nobel
Albertson's Inc.
Alcoa Foundation
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.
Alliant Techsystems Inc
Allied Tube & Conduit
Allmerica Financial Charitable
Allstate Foundation
Altria Group, Inc.
Alyeska Pipeline
American Electric Power Service Corp
American Express Foundation
American International Group Inc.
American Standard Foundation
Amgen Foundation
Amsouth Bank
Analog Devices, Inc.
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Aon Foundation
Arizona Public Service Foundation
Arizona Raft Adventures, Inc.
Arkema Inc.
Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation
AT&T Foundation
Atk Alliant Systems
Automatic Data Processing Fdn.
Avaya Communications
Aventis Pharmaceuticals
Avery Dennison Corp.
Avon Foundation
AXA Foundation
Ball Corporation
Bank of America Foundation
Bank One Corp.
Barclays Global Investors, N.A.
BASF Corp.
Baxter International Foundation
Bechtel Group, Inc.
Beckman Coulter
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Blue Mountain Diagnostic Imag
Borg Warner
BP Foundation
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
Bucyrus International
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
C.M.P. Media
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Candle Foundation
Cardinal Health
Carnegie Foundation
Caterpillar, Inc.
Choice Hotels International
CIGNA Foundation
Citigroup Inc.
Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation
CNA Insurance
Coca-Cola Company
Commercial Federal Bank
Computer Associates Intn'l
Conner Homes Company
Constellation Energy Group
Consumers Energy Foundation
Costco Wholesale Corp
Countrywide Insurance Company
Crane Foundation
Cuno Incorporated
DaimlerChrysler Corporation
Dannon Company Inc
Deloitte Foundation
Delphi Automotive Systems
Delta Airlines Foundation
Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
DTE Energy
Duke Energy Foundation
E & J Gallo Winery
Eaton Corporation
Ecolab Foundation
Edison International
Eli Lilly & Co.
Entergy Services Corporation
Enviromental Sciences Assoc.
Ernst & Young Foundation
Exelon Corporation
Exxon Mobil Foundation
Farm Bureau Financial Services
Federated Department Stores
Fidelity Foundation
Fifth Third Bank
First Data Corporation
First Hawaiian Bank
Ford Motor Company
Forest Laboratories, Inc.
Fox News Network L.L.C.
Freeport-Mcmoran Foundation
Gannett Foundation
Gap Foundation
Gartner Group, Inc.
Gencorp Foundation, Inc.
Genentech, Inc.
General Electric Company
General Mills
General Motors
George C. Dodge Foundation
Gill Foundation
Goldman Sachs & Company
Goodrich Corporation
Gould Inc. Foundation
Grant Thornton
Guardian Life Insurance Co.
Guidant Corporation
H.J. Heinz Company Foundation
Halliburton Co.
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hamstra Heating & Cooling Inc.
Harrah's Operating Company, Inc.
Harris Foundation
Hasbro Charitable Trust, Inc.
Haworth Inc.
Honeywell Foundation
Houghton Mifflin Company
HSBC - North America
IBM Corp.
IKON Office Solutions
FNG Foundation
Intel Foundation
International Paper
Intuit, Inc.
ITT Industries
J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation
James S Copley Foundation
Johns Manville Fund
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson Controls
Kennametal Inc
Kerr McGee Corporation
Kimberly-Clark Foundation
KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation
Lam Research Corporation
Levi Strauss & Co.
Lincoln National Life Ins
Lockheed Martin Corp
Los Angeles Times
Lucent Technologies
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
Mass Mutual Financial Group
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance
MasterCard International
May Stores Foundation
Mc Elvain Oil and Gas Prop., Inc
MCCLATCHY Newspapers, Inc.
McDonald's Corp
Mentor Graphics Foundation
Merck Company Foundation
Meredith Corporation
Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
Michael Baker Jr. Corp.
Microsoft Giving Campaign
Moody's Investor Service
Morgan Stanley Matching Gifts
Mortgage Guaranty Insurance
Motorola Inc. Foundation
MTS Systems Corp
National Semiconductor Corp.
NCR Corporation
Neiman Marcus
Nestle Purina
Nestle USA, Inc.
New York Life Insurance
Nissan Motor Corporation Nordson Corporation
Northeast Utilities
Northern Trust Company
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Occidental Petroleum
OneBeacon Insurance
Oracle Corporation
Parker Hannifin Foundation
PCS Inc.
Pearson Education
Pella Rolscreen Foundation
Pennzoil-Quaker State Company
Pfizer Foundation
PG&E Corporation
Pharmacia Foundation
Phelps Dodge Foundation
Philip Morris USA Inc.
Philips Electronics
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
PMI Mortgage Insurance Co
PNM Foundation
PPG Industries, Inc.
Praxaire Foundation
Primary Vortex Ltd
Principal Financial Group Foundation
Procter & Gamble
Professional Respiratory Care Services
R. R. Donnelley & Sons
Raytheon Company
RBC Dain Rauscher Foundation
Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals
Rockwell Collins
Rogers Corporation
Roth Capital Partners
Safeco Corporation
Sallie Mae Fund
Sartomer Company
SBC Foundation
SC Johnson Wax Fund
Schering-Plough Corp.
Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving
Scripps Howard Foundation
Shell Oil Co.
Sony Corp. of America
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Southwest Gas Corp. Foundation
Sprint Foundation
Square D Foundation
St. Paul Companies Inc Foundation
Star Financial Services
Starbucks Coffee Co
State Farm Companies Foundation
Subaru of America Foundation
Sun Microsystems Foundation
T.A. Caid Industries, Inc.
Tad Enterprises
Tandy Corporation
Tektronix Inc.
Telcordia Technologies
Temple-Inland Foundation
Tenet Healthcare Foundation
Tesoro Petroleum Corporation
Texas Instruments, Inc.
The Boc Group
The Boeing Company
The Capital Group Companies, Inc.
The Charles Schwab Foundation
The Clorox Company Foundations
The Dress Barn, Inc.
The Fluor Foundation
The Gillette Company
The Hartford
The Home Depot
The Intuit Foundation
The Medtronic Foundation
The Prudential Foundation
The Stocker Foundation
The Wachovia Foundation
Time Warner
Toyota Motor Sales
Trans Western Publishing
Turner Construction Company
Tyco Matching Gifts Program
U.S. Bancorp Foundation
UBS Securities LLC
Unilever United States
Union Bank of California
Union Pacific Foundation
United Parcel Service of America
United Space Alliance, LLC
United Student Aid Funds, Inc.
United Technologies
Unitrin Services Company
Universal Studios
Unocal Corp.
USG Foundation, Inc.
UST, Inc.
Vanguard Public Foundation
Varian, Inc.
Verizon Corp
Visa International
W W Grainger Inc
W R. Grace & Co.
Wachovia Bank & Trust Co.
Walt Disney Foundation
Washington Group Foundation
Washington Mutual Foundation
Washington Post Company
Wellington Management
Wells Fargo Community
Weyerhaeuser Co. Foundation
Whiteman Foundation
Williams Companies, Inc.
World Reach, Inc
Wrigley Company Foundation
Wyeth Laboratory
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Xcel Energy
Xerox Corporation
Xilinx, Inc.
Yahoo! Inc

pigs under tarp in summer