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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.

ACES Foundation
P.O. Box 3275
Crestline, CA 92325
800-338-ACES (2237)

Funding for training initiatives at the state or regional level (individuals and shelters are not eligible).

Range: Generally $250. Deadline: N/A (year-round).

Albert Schweitzer Animal Welfare Fund
1200 Fairchild Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Fax 336-744-5289 

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
c/o Eve Lloyd Thompson
130 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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)

DJ & T Foundation
Bob Barker
9201 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 204
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Focus is on low cost and/or mobile spay/neuter clinics. Range: varies. Deadline: N/A (year-round).

Doris Day Animal League
227 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20002

Applications are reviewed monthly for all types of animal issues. No application. Mail proposals. Range: averages $2,000.

The Edith Goode Foundation
William F. Harvey
Riggs National Bank
PO Box 96202
Washington, DC 20090

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
c/o Ann Panoli
Putnam Trust Company
10 Mason Street, 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 improvements, and innovative new programs. Write or fax for an application packet.

Gladys W. Sargent Foundation
P.O. Box 1244
Danville, CA 94526

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
Kristina Heminway
PO Box 193
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675

Focus is on small no- kill shelters.

Irene C. Evans Charity Trust
c/o Jast Sohi, Trustee
Nations Bank
1501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington DC 20005

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.

Maddies Fund
The Pet Rescue Foundation
2223 Santa Clara Ave. #B
Alameda, California 94501-4416
Phone 510-337-8989
Fax 510-337-8988

[email protected]

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.
American Humane Association
63 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112

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
Michael Hauser
Northern Trust Company
50 South LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60675

Aid to organizations including humane societies that advocate the comfort of birds and animals. No deadline.

American Humane Association
63 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112

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 veterinarian’s statement of the animals condition, and photos of the animal. Applications accepted year round.

The Summerlee Foundation
Melanie Lambert
Sherry Lane Place Suite 1414
5956 Sherry Lane
Dallas, TX 75225

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.

The Company of Animals Fund
c/o Michael Rosen
1623 Clifton Avenue
Columbus, OH 43203

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.

William and Charlotte Parks Foundation
Ms. Donna Peas
Grants Administration
700 Professional Dr.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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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