THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
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USA: Alaska; Idaho; Minnesota; Montana; North Dakota; Washington; Wisconsin
Deadline: 09/30/23 5:00 PM ET (or until all funds have been allotted)
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Grants to Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin animal shelters, nonprofit veterinary clinics, and tribes to enhance the quality of life for dogs and cats. Funding is intended to support activities that improve shelter operations, keep pets and people together, increase access to veterinary care for Indigenous communities, and increase access to spay/neuter. Funds may be used for purposes that include, but are not limited to, animal housing, sanitation, and veterinary and shelter equipment.
Examples of grant funding include but are not limited to:
Salary support for new positions
Subsidized veterinary services*
Continuing education scholarships
*Subsidized veterinary services grants are only available for Northern Tier indigenous communities.
Consultation recommendations may be supported with NTSI grant funding.
The Northern Tier Shelter Initiative (NTSI) is an ASPCA program that provides grants, free consultations and training to brick-and-mortar shelters, non-profit veterinary clinics, and Indigenous communities in Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
- Shelters will make every effort to adhere to the Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters
- Shelters will follow or be willing to implement a vaccinate on intake policy in adherence to the Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters
- Shelters will report monthly data to the ASPCA Northern Tier Shelter Initiative coalition in Shelter Animal Count
- An onsite visit to your facility by a NTSI team member may be required
Grant applicants must meet ASPCA Grantee Organizational Standards:
- If a past ASPCA grant recipient, must be current on all reporting requirements
- If a nonprofit organization:
Must be an incorporated or organized legal entity in good standing with the Secretary of State in the state where the organization is incorporated or organized
- Must have a board of at least 4 members with a majority of independent members with neither board chair nor treasurer receiving compensation from the organization
- Charitable registration must be current/active in the state of the Grantee’s primary location (for grants >=$25,000)
Inquiries for 2023 grant funding will be accepted on a rolling basis, until Saturday, September 30th, at 5 p.m. ET or until all available funding is allotted, whichever comes first.
Inquiries received after September 30th will be considered for 2024 funding.
Grant seekers may be invited to complete a formal application as a next step.
Inquiries for consultations will be accepted ongoing.
A status update for all inquiries will be provided within 30 days of submission.
Estimated Size of Grant
Grants will generally range from $5,000 - $100,000.