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Pet Advocacy Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Enable
Companion Pets to Stay with Their Families

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Foundation / Corporation

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Banfield Foundation

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for programs that enable families and their pets to stay together. Priority is given to programs that offer solutions to avoid separation or surrender of companion pets from their homes. Some of the programs typically funded include:

-Basic veterinary care for financially-challenged companion pet owners and families.
-Programs that help the vulnerable population (homeless, seriously ill, homebound, disabled, domestic abuse victims, etc) care for or keep their pets.
-Education programs that directly relate to keeping companion pets and their people together.
-Behavior modification programs to correct inappropriate companion pet behaviors so that pets may remain in the home.
-Disaster preparedness focused on pets and pet owners.
-Special projects may be considered. Please contact staff prior to submitting a request that does not meet the above guidelines.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180600

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Banfield Foundation prefers grant applications from small and medium sized nonprofits. However, if your operating budget is greater than $5,000,000, the project budget for which you are seeking funding must be less than $250,000.

Term of Contract:

Organizations can only be approved for funding once a year, and for a total of two consecutive years.

If you have been funded by the Banfield Foundation and/or Banfield Charitable Trust for the last two years for these programs, you will not be considered for a third year of funding. After a gap year, you will, however, be able to apply for these grant program again.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must be nonprofit organizations with proof of 501(c)(3) status and running programs that deliver assistance to pets and their owners living in the United States.

The Banfield Foundation prefers grant applications from small and medium-sized nonprofits.

The Banfield Foundation does not fund:
-Spay and neuter or adoption programs.
-General humane education programs.
-Behavior modification programs for pets awaiting adoption.
-Indirect operating expenses, deficit reduction, or general administrative overhead expenses. Unrelated salary expenses will not be considered.
-Fundraising campaigns, including special events.
-Grants to individuals, or to provide support for business enterprise.
-International programs.
-Programs that relate to or promote a specific political position.
-Construction costs for new buildings or remodeling proposals.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to to contact program staff to discuss eligibility requirements before applying.

Pet Advocacy Grant application deadlines are October 31st and April 30th. Applications should arrive on or before the deadline date to be considered for funding for that cycle.

The next deadline for Pet Advocacy Grant applications is April 30, 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Application Form:

Darlene Schwartz, Program Manager

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Geographic Focus:

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