The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ® (ASPCA) is inviting proposals for funding for capacity-building and preparedness for future natural disasters from authorized disaster response organization(s) providing direct support to companion animals, equines, and their pet parents in communities at high risk for catastrophic natural disasters. Up to $400K in total is available for these grants.
Grants will range generally from $25,000 - $100,000.
Grant seekers must meet the following criteria:
- Must be an established nonprofit or governmental entity located within the United States and territories
- Must be an authorized disaster response organization integrated into a jurisdiction’s emergency disaster response through an existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), by being written into the jurisdiction’s disaster plan, by way of a formal request on official letterhead from an agency having jurisdiction, or by similar means that verify the organization’s official and ongoing role
- If a past ASPCA® grant recipient, must be current on all reporting requirements
- If a nonprofit organization:
- Must be an incorporated or organized legal entity in good standing with the Secretary of State in the state where the organization is incorporated or organized
- Must have a board of at least 4 members with a majority of independent members with neither board chair nor treasurer receiving compensation from the organization
- Charitable registration must be current/active in the state of the Grantee’s primary location (for grants >=$25,000)
This grant opportunity is available to all organizations meeting the above criteria. Priority will be given to groups with a history of disaster response working within a jurisdiction’s official emergency disaster response structure as well as a demonstrated commitment to disaster preparedness.
Note: The ASPCA® was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment by humans. Acting effectively on that belief requires a commitment to fostering a collaborative and compassionate culture and to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome and encourage diverse candidates to apply for our grant opportunities in the interest of working together to improve the lives of animals in need.