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Domestic Violence Safe Housing On-Site Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofit Domestic Violence
Shelters to Offer On-Site Pet Housing

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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RedRover and Sheltering Animals and Families Together (SAF-T) - RedRover Relief Program

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Grants of up to $20,000 to USA nonprofit organizations that provide emergency shelter to domestic violence victims to offer pet housing to beneficiaries. This grant seeks to fill critical funding gaps to enable domestic violence shelters to provide co-sheltering options for survivors and their pets.

Grants may be used to pay for building materials and supplies to create co-sheltering for pets at a domestic violence shelter.

Especially encouraged are proposals from shelters Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and West Virginia, as there are currently no pet-friendly domestic violence shelters in these states.


Often, victims stay in abusive homes for fear of subjecting their animals to continued abuse if left behind. Animals left behind often face abuse, torture or death.
- 52 percent of victims in shelters leave pets with their batterers.
- Up to 65 percent of domestic violence victims are unable to escape their abusers because they are concerned about what will happen to their pets when they leave.
- In a study of 57 families being treated for incidents of child abuse, 88 percent also had records of animal abuse.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182244

Number of Grants:

Approximately ten to twelve grants are available each calendar year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $20,000

Term of Contract:

Applicants must be ready to start the project within 12 months or less.

Grants are made on a one-time basis.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organization eligibility:
-Applicants must be recognized by the IRS as 501(c)(3) organizations.
-Applicants must be agencies with a primary mission of sheltering victims of domestic violence.

Ineligible expenditures: RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing grants will not be awarded for off-site boarding or housing, real estate acquisition, general operating costs, or salaries.

Pre-Application Information:

Before applying for the grant, organizations/agencies should:
-Obtain a written Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a local animal shelter.
-Identify a veterinary clinic or veterinarian partner.
-Ensure that the project meets all relevant animal ordinances and laws.

Applications for 2018 are due on May 15, 2018 and October 15, 2018. Funding decisions will be made within 30 days of the application deadline.


Contact Information:

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

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Program Email:

PO Box 188890
Sacramento, CA 95818

(916) 429-2457

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