Foundation / Corporation
Best Friends Animal Society - The Rachael Ray Foundation
09/03/21 5:00 PM Mountain Time
Grants of up to $50,000 and grants of up to $60,000 to USA animal welfare organizations, shelters, and rescue groups to save the lives of animals. Applicants must obtain membership in the funding source's network prior to applying. Funding is intended to reduce the number of cats and dogs killed in American shelters. In addition, funds may support innovative animal shelter operations and placement for hard-to-place pets.
The Rachael Ray Foundation and Best Friends Animal Society are committed to helping Best Friends Network Partners increase lifesaving in their communities through impactful, innovative, and inclusive programming. Every year, there are two types of Rachael Ray grants for which partners can apply. For a full list of priorities by region, see the link listed for each region in Additional Eligibility below.
Rachael Ray Save Them All Grants:
Rachael Ray Save Them All Grants fund projects to reduce the lifesaving gap* of cats and dogs in U.S. shelters. Project proposals are welcomed from public and private shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare organizations that enable lifesaving in a community. All projects must demonstrate, with statistics, a direct impact on saving animals’ lives.
*The Lifesaving gap (or no-kill gap/gap to 90%) is the number of cats and dogs who would have had to be saved last year in order to achieve the 90% save rate threshold. For save rate definitions and formulas for calculations, see https://bestfriends.org/map-methodology?_ga=2.253908680.1111449468.1626946632-283904322.1626946632.
For examples of previous funded Save Them All grants that reduced lifesaving gaps, see the URL for Full Text below.
The Rachael Ray No-Kill Excellence Grants
The Rachael Ray No-Kill Excellence Grants fund projects that help no-kill organizations maintain their lifesaving and/or assist other organizations in their community reach the 90% threshold. These grants celebrate groups that are leading the movement through innovative partnerships, mentorships, and progressive collaborations within their community.
No-Kill Excellence Grants may fund scalable programs that support positive outcomes for animals in other network partner cities and emerging no-kill communities.
Funded projects are anticipated to be related, but not exclusive, to:
For examples of previous funded projects for No Kill Excellence grants, see the URL for Full Text below.
GrantWatch ID#: 136334
- Rachael Ray Save Them All Grants: Organizations can apply for a grant of up to $50,000, with the amount requested not exceeding 10% of their operating budget. (The average grant awarded last year was just under $13,000.)
- Rachael Ray No-Kill Excellence Grants: Organizations can apply for a grant of up to $60,000. (The average grant awarded last year for projects was just under $40,000.)
Awarded grant funds must be spent within a one-year period.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=bfas
For questions, contact email@example.com.
For contact information per region, see the region-specific page in Additional Eligibility above.
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
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