Here is a listing of several grant opportunities for animal welfare agencies. One of them may be just what you need. Contact the individual organizations for deadlines and more details on the grant.
Funding for training initiatives at the state or regional level (individuals and shelters are not eligible).
Range: Generally $250. Deadline: N/A (year-round).
Provides grants for a variety of innovative animal welfare programs including humane education, enhancing humane shelter operation, wildlife protection or implementing solutions to animal overpopulation. Write or fax for an application packet. Range: varies up to $5000. Filing deadline: postmarked by 1/1.
Bernice Barbour Foundation
Provides grants for hands on animal care projects for the prevention of cruelty. Strongly favors shelters with a mandatory spay/neuter policy before application. Write for an application packet. Range: varies, up to $5,000 Deadline: N/A (year-round)
Focus is on low cost and/or mobile spay/neuter clinics. Range: varies. Deadline: N/A (year-round).
Applications are reviewed monthly for all types of animal issues. No application. Mail proposals. Range: averages $2,000.
Aids educational and spay/neuter programs, effective promotion of adoptions, and new organizations setting up specific programs or to establish programs which they lack funding for. Requires a thorough evaluation of the results of projects for which grants are awarded. Write for more information. No phone calls please.
Elinor Patterson Baker Trust Fund
Offers grants four times a year for a wide variety of shelter needs, including prevention of cruelty, spay/neuter, shelter improvements, and innovative new programs. Write or fax for an application packet.
Gladys W. Sargent Foundation
Funding to non-profits agencies that work to encourage kindness and understanding of human beings toward all animals.
Range: $5.000 - $15,000. Deadline: 9/1
International Fund for Animal Welfare
Focus is on small no- kill shelters.
Irene C. Evans Charity Trust
The trust awards grants once a year for all kinds of animal projects. Range about $40,000 year spread among about 10 animal groups. Write for grant application. Deadline 3/15.
Instructions, a current Application Form, and a series of Frequently Asked Questions are available at the website. Hard copies can be requested by phone, fax or email. Maddie's Fund will support animal welfare groups operating within the United States that are classified by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt organizations. Groups seeking funding must be no-kill organizations that provide comprehensive medical treatment and behavior rehabilitation for all animals under their management. Projects must be community-based with the cooperation of various other agencies and animal care professionals. Successful projects are expected to place more shelter pets, to reduce total deaths of shelter cats and dogs and to undertake aggressive spay/neuter programs in order to reduce the deaths of adoptable shelter cats and dogs to zero in five years or less. Maddie's Fund will not provide money for shelter construction, humane education programs, or emergency funding nor do they fund government-funded animal control agencies.Amount: varies depending on request. There is no deadline for submission.
Funds capital campaigns, building repairs, and innovative programs that directly affect the welfare of animals in shelters. Grants awarded twice a year. Grants may be up to $4,000. Must be a supporting member of the American Humane Association. Call or write for an application. Deadlines: 2/28 and 8/31.
Pajeau Wildlife Foundation
Aid to organizations including humane societies that advocate the comfort of birds and animals. No deadline.
Up to $500 for rehabilitation of animal victims of criminal acts of violence. The grant must be matched by funds or in-kind donations. Requests for funds must include a letter explaining the case, the amount of monies needed, a veterinarianâ€™s statement of the animals condition, and photos of the animal. Applications accepted year round.
Grants for alleviation of fear, pain, and suffering among animals through support of shelters, wildlife sanctuaries, and animal rescue. Priority given to shelters in low-income areas. Organizations must have 501(c)3 status. For more information contact the program director. Range: varies. Deadline: 6/1.
Priority is given to programs that help companion animals such as low cost spay/neuter, adoptions, cruelty investigations, and rescue. Submit a proposal letter, the amount requested, and a current financial statement. No new projects. Money to be used for emergency or ongoing care of companion animals. No administrative expenses. Range: $1,000-$5,000.
Grants that impact animal welfare, general operating funds, and capital grants. Grants not normally for spay/neuter, wildlife rehabilitation, or for organizations with annual income above one million. Deadline May. Call or write for application forms. Range: varies, up to $5,000. Deadline: 5/1.
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