Foundations and Organizations that Fund Animal Welfare Grants
ASPCA National Shelter Outreach
AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT
FUND ANIMAL WELFARE GRANTS
345 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110-2704
Primarily gives to the San Jose/Silicon Valley area, and the Seattle/King County area. Supports nonprofit organizations that focus on K-12 education and/or issues directly related to homelessness/hunger. Does not fund requests from private foundations, individuals, political organizations, churches, temples, or seminaries.
B6, 82 Devonshire St.
Boston, MA 02109-3614
Phone: (617) 227-1681, Fax: (617) 227-3794
Favors shelters with small budgets. Average grant is between $2000-$5000. Deadlines are 5/1 and 8/1. Send one page concept letter, as grant applications are no longer sent upon request. The letter should be brief and concise, stating: when your organization was founded, the organization's purpose, why the grant is being requested, and the amount of the request. If you are requesting funds for a spay/neuter program, describe in detail your policies concerning post-surgical care for females and males. If your organization meets Ahimsa's criteria, you will be sent a grant application form.
Erik Taylor, Executive Director
455 Sherman Street, Ste 462
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 744-8396
Primarily gives grants within the state of Colorado. Deadlines are March 29th and September 28th. They request an initial contact to their office before applying for grant.
Care Equipment & Services (ACES) Foundation
P.O. Box 3275
Crestline, CA 93325
Phone: 909-338-1791 FAX: 909-338-2799
Designed to award small grants to aid in the formation of statewide associations of animal control agencies or of animal welfare organizations. In helping to organize a state association, the grant would typically be awarded to a local agency willing to invest the time and effort to do the organizing, but lacking the funds. In helping to improve or start a conference, the grant would be awarded to an association. In one page or less, simply outline your goals, how you propose meeting them, and a budget with a reasonable request.
Patterson Baker Trust Fund
c/o Ann Panoli--Putnam Trust Company
10 Mason St., 2nd Floor
Greenwich, CT 06830
FAX: (203) 869-7412
Offers grants four times a year for a wide variety of shelter needs, including prevention of cruelty, spay/neuter, shelter improvement and innovative new programs. Write or fax for an application.
c/o Eve Lloyd Thompson, Secretary
130 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601-7152
Phone: 561-791-0861, Fax: 561-753-9153, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Awards grants for hands-on animal care projects. Funds ONLY shelters with a mandatory spay/neuter policy before adoption. To be considered, the organization must have completed at least one year of hands-on animal care. Does not fund shelters for exotics, or species not indigenous to the U.S. Grants are made in the fall, with funds mailed in December. Application deadline is 8/10.
Raymond F. Simon, President
55 W. Wacker Drive, Ste 701
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 372-4417, Fax: (312) 372-0290
National, with emphasis on Illinois. Grants given in areas designed to defend and advance the interests of animals, youth, the disabled, the poor, and otherwise disadvantaged persons-- as well as to support religious, charitable, and educational activities; varies from $5000-$100,000. Does not make grants to individuals; applicants must supply proof of tax exemption; does not give grants for political purposes, outside of the U.S., or for start-ups. Grants given do not exceed 10% of the budget of the organization applying.
Day Animal League
227 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-546-1761, Fax: 202-546-2193, Email: email@example.com
Applications reviewed monthly for various types of animal issues. Gives grants between $500-$1000. Send on company letterhead, an outline of the group's activities, any programs in place, and any budget information available.
& T Foundation
c/o William Prappas
9201 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 204
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 278-1160, Fax: (310) 275-6202, WillPrappas@msn.com
For low-cost and mobile spay/neuter clinics. The Foundation does not underwrite voucher programs or other fees.
R. Dodge Foundation, Inc.
The Welfare of Animals Program
David Grant, Executive Director
163 Madison Ave., 6th Floor P.O. Box 1239
Morristown, NJ 07962-1239
Phone: (973) 540-8442, Fax: (973) 540-1211, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Webpage: www.grdodge.org
Directed towards projects with national implications that encourage more humane ethics for how we treat and view animals. Does not provide grants for capital projects, equipment purchases, endowment funds, deficit financing, or scholarships. The foundation also funds an Animal Shelter Assistance Program in New Jersey.
Doelger Charitable Trust
Edward M. King, Trustee
950 John Daly Boulevard, Ste 300
Daly City, CA 94015
Phone: (650) 755-2333
California, with a focus on the San Francisco Bay area. Must provide proof of tax exemption, budget for year grant is to be used, latest IRS return (if grant is to be significant to budget), description of purpose of grant, and amount desired (all of this is included in the grant application.)
Irene C. Evans Charity Trust
Attn: Sara C. McGaughy
10 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21203-0995
Awards grants for a variety of animal projects. Grants around $55,000 per year spread among about 10 animal groups. Deadline: 3/15.
J. Goode Residuary Trust
Ms. Donna Pease, Grants Administrator
700 Professional Dr.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Provides financial aid for the following types of animal protection programs: education, spay/neuter, promotion of adoption, new organizations setting up specific programs, or established organizations setting up specific programs which they are lacking. Write for information; phone calls discouraged.
Z. Hawkins Foundation
William H. Wallace, Chairman
One E. Liberty Street, Ste 509
Reno, NV 89501
Northern Nevada, with focus on Reno.
Fund Richard Avanzino, President
2233 Santa Clara Avenue, Suite B
Alameda, CA 94051
(510) 337-8989, Fax: (510) 337-8988, E-Mail: email@example.com, Website : www.maddiesfund.org
The fund has already had over 1,000 inquiries (as of Spring 1999) about their work. Please review the guidelines carefully before submitting a grant request. Proposals must set forth an immediate, direct, and measurable strategy to increase adoptions, spay/neuter surgeries, and reduce the death of dogs and cats-- in order to guarantee every adoptable shelter dog or cat a loving, responsible home within five years. Grants will not be awarded to government-funded animal control agencies or organizations that derive a substantial portion of their funding through government contracts. Range varies, based on the number of baseline adoptions and above baseline spay/neuter surgeries that will be achieved each year of the project. As a condition of a Maddie's Fund community grant, the participating no-kill organizations are expected to raise matching funds each year of the project equal to a percentage of the grant.
Foundation Memorial Grant
American Humane Association
63 Inverness Drive
East Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: 1-800-227-4645, FAX: (303) 792-5333, Webpage: www.sheltercentral.org/meacham.htm
Awards grants of up to $4,000 for construction, capital improvements, repairs, or equipment that directly affects the welfare of the animals in the shelter. May not be used for operating budget, reducing deficits, vehicles, or routine maintenance. Agencies must be a Supporting Agency member of AHA. Deadlines: every 2/28 and 8/31.
Bruce Esterline, Vice President
3003 Swiss Avenue Wilson Historic Block
Dallas, TX 75204-6090
Phone: (214) 826-7042, Fax: (214) 827-7042, firstname.lastname@example.org
George L. Ohrstrom, President
101 Park Ave. 35th Floor New York, NY 10178-0061
Phone: (212) 759-5380
Nationally, with focus on Virginia.
Scott Munkvold, CFP, CTFA
Northern Trust Company
62 Green Bay Rd.
Wimmetka, IL 60093
Primarily for organizations that advocate the comfort of birds and mammals.
and Charlotte Parks Foundation for Animal Welfare
700 Professional Dr.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Phone: (301) 548-7726, Webpage: www.parksfoundation.org
Provides grants for humane programs, including grassroots activities or academic studies in areas such as : humane laboratory practices for animals used in research, education, research on euthanasia methods, humane treatment and handling of food animals, issues concerning the use of animals in the fur industry, methods of population control for companion animals and of so-called pest animals (such as disease carriers), and international projects to improve conditions for animals. Awards may also be made for specific projects that benefit animals, for construction of shelters, or for general operating grants.
Paul Jolly, Director
37262 N. Rosemead Blvd.
San Gabriel, CA 91775
Phone: (626)-287-0952, Fax: (626) 287-9704, Email: Petcofoundation@petco.com, email@example.com
The PETCO Foundation has dedicated its programs to serving the following areas: Reduce (spay/neuter programs), Rescue (promoting adoptions in-store adoptions, mobile adoptions), Rehabilitate (promoting the human/animal bond, behavioral counseling), and Rejoice (healing power of animals, humane education programs or animal assisted therapy. ) Encourages applications for support from any 501 c (3) that fulfills one or more of the 4 R's. Organizations should be local and be able to enlist the support of their local PETCO store.
Joyce Briggs, Executive Director
19601 North 27th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85027
Phone: (602) 587-2832, Fax: (623) 580-6561,
PETsMART Charities provides limited financial assistance to fund new programs that will take an organization above and beyond what is currently being done within that organization to end euthanasia. PETsMART is especially interested in the development of programs in which partnerships among various organizations are developed. Write to PETsMART to request a grant application.
100 Commercial St., Ste. 209
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 772-6751 Fax: (207) 772-6572 Webpage: www.planetdogphilanthropy.org Planet Dog Philanthropy provides grants to organizations related to the environment, animal welfare, and education. The animal welfare grant program focuses on prevention of cruelty and neglect, education, rescue and rehabilitation, and preservation of rare and threatened species. Specific grant guideline and information on how to apply for funding can be found on Planet Dog's website. Ranges between $2500-$5000.
Rio Vista Products
520 S. Farnel Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
Phone: (800) 248-6428, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Webpage: www.riovistaproducts.com
The Rio Vista Fund provides grants to nonprofit rescue agencies for the benefit of abused or neglected dogs and horses. Grants are made regularly in response to applications filed by organizations on behalf of specific animals. Whenever anyone purchases grooming products or feed supplements produced by Rio Vista, a portion of the sale is set aside for the Fund. Additionally, every year the Rio Vista Fund recognizes an agency or individual for outstanding rescue accomplishments. For information on how to submit nominations, visit the companies webiste or call.
W. Sargeant Foundation
Lynda Labare, President
P.O. Box 1244 Danville, CA 94526
Phone/Fax: (925) 831-3716
They are not giving grants for 2002, but will be in 2003; please contact in January of 2003 for grants. Offers funding to nonprofit organizations that work to encourage kindness and understanding of human beings towards all animals; acquire unwanted domestic pets from any source and place them in suitable homes; build or otherwise acquire, maintain, and operate a shelter for dogs, cats and other domestic animals; and control the animal population through spaying and neutering. Range: $5000-15,000. Deadline: 9/1.
G. and Marie Selby Foundation
1800 Second St., Ste. 750
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 957-0442
Limited to Sarasota, Florida, and contiguous counties.
A. Scott Charitable Trust
Key Bank Nonprofit Asset Services
H. Richard Obermanns, Exec. Dir.
127 Public Square, 17th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114-1306
Phone: (216) 556-4062
The primary purpose of the Trust is to promote the humane treatment of companion animals. Research, education and current interventions are priorities. Projects outside of Ohio should be of national scope or significance.
Schweitzer Animal Welfare Fund
Barbara A. Cassidy, Director
1200 Fairchild Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Write or fax for application. Applications and attachments must be postmarked by January 1 to be considered for funding the following June. Awards small grants for animal welfare programs. Grants are awarded to foster humane education, enhance the humaneness and efficiency of animal shelter operations, and implement humane solutions to the problem of animal overpopulation. The range is $5,000 or less.
American Humane Association
63 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: (800) 227-4645
Awards of up to $500 for rehabilitation of animals who are the victims of criminal acts of violence. The grant must be matched by funds or in-kind donations.
5956 Sherry Lane, Ste. 610
Dallas, TX 75225
Phone: (214) 363-9000
Give grants in support of shelters, wildlife sanctuaries and emergency care. The foundation emphasizes companion animals, including cruelty investigations and rescue, feral cat issues, overpopulation, and euthanasia reduction. Priority given to shelters in low-income areas.
Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)
Member Society Grant Scheme (MGSG)
Melanie Payne, Member Society Coordinator
89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TP UK
Phone: 44 (0) 20 7787 5000, Fax: 44 (0) 20 7793 0208, email@example.com
WSPA Scotland Freepost SCO 2267 Tranent Scotland, EH33 O3R Grants of up to US $10,000 available to organizations that are members of WSPA for projects, public opinion campaigns, shelter construction and equipment, and humane education programs. Annual budget must be less than $1 million. In 2000, 14 grants distributed. Application required. Deadline: July 1.
Courtesy of the ASPCA National Shelter Outreach Department 424 E. 92nd St, New York, New York 10128 212-876-7700 Updated January, 2002. Subject to change.
424 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128-6804