While a wide variety of beliefs and practices exist within the community of animal welfare professionals, most would probably agree on one thing: There never seems to be enough money available to meet the urgent—and ongoing—needs of all the creatures in their care.
The good news is that the ASPCA’s grant funding reaches far and wide. This year, as of August 31, we’ve awarded 1,000 grants totaling over $10.4 million to more than 700 organizations (about 25% of which had never received a grant from us before) in nearly every U.S. state. We recognize that the vital work many of you do every day helps to advance our mission, so by supporting you—monetarily and otherwise—we extend our positive impact on animals’ lives beyond what we’re able to achieve on our own. All of our current funding opportunities can be found on our Grant Opportunities page.
And there’s more good news… The ASPCA isn’t the only organization providing animal welfare grants! We’ve compiled a list of funders that award animal welfare grants, as well as a few recent Requests for Proposals (RFPs) below. If you’ve never applied for a grant before and aren’t sure where to start, check out our list of “Do’s and Don’ts for First-Time Grantseekers,” which is included among our resources for grantseekers.
So with that, we encourage you to settle into a comfy chair, hang out with us online for awhile as you explore the RFPs below, and if your project seems like a good fit, go ahead and apply!
- ASPCA Equine Fund – Hay Bale-Out – Responding to widespread drought conditions across the U.S., this initiative helps to defray the high costs of winter hay that equine welfare organizations must purchase for the rescues in their care or for the hay bank programs they operate for at-risk horses, mules, donkeys, ponies and minis in their communities. Application deadline: November 9, 2012.
- ASPCA Grants to Fight Animal Cruelty – This program supports efforts undertaken by U.S. nonprofit organizations and public agencies to help prevent and respond to acts of animal cruelty. Application deadline: Ongoing
- ASPCA Emergency and Disaster Response Grants – The emergency funding available through this program helps qualified animal welfare organizations and government agencies in the U.S. to provide essential services and resources to animals located in areas impacted by natural and other disasters. Application deadline: Ongoing
- ASPCA Animal Relocation Grants – These grants help U.S. nonprofit organizations and public agencies to safely, humanely and efficiently transfer animals from areas of oversupply to areas where few, if any, similar pets are available for adoption. Application deadline: Ongoing
- Nutro Company Room to RunTM Dog Park Appreciation Project Grants – This program supports existing nonprofit- or government-run public dog parks and off-leash areas serving local communities in the U.S. Application deadline: September 30, 2012.
- Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund Grants – Established in 2011 with an initial donation of $50,000 from Purina Veterinary Diets®, this fund underwrites veterinary expenses for pets in the care of animal shelters and rescue organizations. Application deadline: October 18, 2012.
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