Grants for Animal Shelters, Animal Control, Non-Sheltering and Spay/Neuter
The ASPCA is focused on increasing live outcomes and decreasing intake at shelters. Due to high demand, there is currently no available funding for unsolicited applications for the programs below. Only applications that were formally invited by an ASPCA grant officer will be considered. Please visit this page in 2014 for further updates.
The ASPCA's funding priorities for 2013 include the following:
Adoption and Other Shelter Programs
- High volume adoption events
- Equipment that is part of a program implementation to reduce shelter intake (e.g. traps for a TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release) program, ID tagging machines and tags)
- Adoption, RTO (Return-to-Owner) or any live release marketing campaigns that are program-targeted and have identified impact and methodology
- Foster and foster-to-adoption programs for at-risk animals
- Training that supports efforts to increase Live Release Rates or increase capacity for lifesaving programs
- Safety net programs for at-risk animals (e.g. a pet food bank to keep animals in their homes)
For the programs above, use this application if your organization is an Animal Shelter, Rescue, or Animal Control Agency that handles animals:
- Application for Animal Shelters and Animal Control Agencies (by formal invitation only)
For the programs above, use this application if your organization is a university, research institute, humane education institution, or an organization that otherwise does not shelter or handle animals:
- Application for Non-Shelter/Other Animal Welfare Organizations (by formal invitation only)
- Targeted spay/neuter programs where there are efforts to sterilize dogs and/or cats by concentrating on an identified local need or problem, such as particular neighborhoods, TNR, pets in low-income families or specific types or breeds of pets within a targeted area
- Spay/neuter to increase capacity for live disposition of community animals, including spay/neuter for shelter animals
- Equipment that is part of a spay/neuter program
For Spay/Neuter programs, you must use this application:
- Application for Spay/Neuter Grants (by formal invitation only)
For Spay/Neuter programs targeting low-income populations in New York State, please visit the APCP page.
- Please limit your request to no more than $5,000 or 10% of your annual budget, whichever is lower. Please do not include more than one project request in an application.
- Lower priority may be given to organizations that have received a grant in the previous 6 months.
- Your application will not be considered if you choose the incorrect application.
- Equine organizations must submit their application on the Equine Fund page according to the guidelines posted there.
- Applicants interested in the Anti-Cruelty Grants Program should visit this page.
- Applicants interested in the National Spay/Neuter Project should visit that section of the website.
- Please refer to the ASPCA's general requirements for a list of documentation you should submit with your grant application.
To help you prepare prior to applying online, you can download a sample application for Animal Shelters/Animal Control Agencies, Non-Shelter/Other Animal Welfare Organizations, or Spay/Neuter Programs.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered.