The Monkeyhugs Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2010 by Sydney. Unique plush toy monkeys have been created by Sydney to be sold on-line by and in retail stores across the country. 100% of the profits, after tax, from the sale of these monkeys is donated to the Monkeyhugs Foundation. This foundation provides grants to various organizations, which help to bring a better quality of life to those in need.

The first beneficiary of the foundation is a Boston, MA based organization called Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled. This organization trains capuchin monkeys to assist quadriplegic and other people with severe spinal cord injuries or mobility-impairments and to bring a sense of companionship and independence into their lives.

Monkeyhugs Foundation is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation that is a tax-exempt Section 501(c)(3) charity and a private foundation. Donations to the foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.