The ASPCA is providing grant funding to qualified non-profit brick-and-mortar shelters and/or spay/neuter clinics, tribal authorities and government agencies in Alaska, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin that care for homeless animals and advance animal welfare in those states.
Grants will be distributed to those groups with demonstrated need, capacity to effectively absorb funding, and commitment and capability to complete the proposed projects.
Applicants must be established 501(c)(3) non-profit brick-and-mortar animal shelters or spay neuter clinics, tribal authorities or governmental organizations in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service
Organization must be in good standing with the ASPCA, including no overdue requirements from previous grants
Organization must be located in one of the following seven states: Alaska, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin
Organization must report monthly statistics to Shelter Animals Count
Priority may be given to organizations with an annual operating budget of under $1 million
Proposals will be considered to support capacity-building activities that increase and enhance a group’s effectiveness in carrying out its animal welfare mission. These may include, but are not limited to:
1. Increase shelter or clinic capacity to provide high quality animal care
Equipment for humane animal housing
Building capacity to improve standard operating protocols: prevention of disease, decreased length of stay, and spay/neuter before adoption
Technology enhancements: shelter software, computer equipment, and internet access
Salary support for new program positions (applicants must explain how the position will be sustained after the grant term ends)
Board development, business and strategic planning
2. Community Programs
Community services may include, but are not limited to:
Lost and found programs
Return to owner in the field
Pet retention programs
Priority will be given to projects resulting in long-term, systemic, and sustainable improvements at the organization.
Grants will range between $5,000 and $20,000
A site visit may be required as part of the review process or as a condition of receiving grant funds
Shelter or clinic consultation services may be required as part of a grant package
Grants will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis until grant funds are fully expended.
Applicants should have the following information available for the application:
Your organization’s Federal Tax ID/Employer Identification Number (EIN)