The East Foundation is a nonprofit tax exempt organization, created through the generous gift of the East family upon the passing of Robert C. East on June 18, 2007.  Our charitable activities are operated as an integrated program of research, education and outreach in pursuit of our mission.  The Foundation’s board has adopted a mission that demonstrates a commitment to honor the intended purpose of the East family’s gift.

Our mission is to support wildlife conservation and other public benefits of ranching and private land stewardship. 

Our mission is achieved through research, education, and outreach and is reflected in our purpose:

  • Educate the general public on wildlife conservation and the relationship of wildlife with livestock and ranching.
  • Use scientific research to understand and improve the productivity of native rangelands for both wildlife conservation and livestock production
  • Manage our ranchlands as a working laboratory that includes cattle ranching as an integral part of the overall operations of the foundation