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Explore grant opportunities for municipal agencies and nonprofit organizations.

  • Albert Schweitzer Animal Welfare Fund provides funding to U.S. based 501(c)(3) organizations that promote humane education, humane sheltering, solutions to overpopulation and animal protection.
  • American Humane administers the Meacham grant to 501(c)(3) organizations and the Second Chance Fund to both public and private shelters or rescues.
  • Animal Farm Foundation offers grants for adoption, enrichment and other programs for 501(c)(3) organizations focused on supporting pit bull type dogs by providing equal opportunities and treatment.
  • ASPCA Grants program provides support to a variety of U.S.-based nonprofit animal welfare organizations through cash grants, sponsorships, and training.
  • Banfield Foundation funds U.S. programs designed to keep pets and owners together. Various opportunities exist for 501(c)(3) organizations.
  • The Binky Foundation prioritizes seed funding for new programs or equipment purchases promoting animal protection and habitat preservation, and also considers funding for long-term or ongoing projects. 501(c)(3) not required.
  • Bissell Pet Foundation provides financial support to programs of municipal and 501(c)(3) organizations focused on adoption, spay/neuter, microchipping, foster care, and safety nets. Funding also considered for emergency relief in addition to hoarding and puppy mill rescue efforts.
  • The Grey Muzzle Organization provides grants and special programs for 501(c)(3) organizations whose activities include helping senior dogs.
  • The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust invites proposals from active 501(c)(3) humane organizations based in the USA for projects designed to enhance the well-being of animals in Ohio, elsewhere in the Great Lakes region(IL, IN, MI, WI, Western PA, Upstate NY, and Northeastern MN), or in the Nation as a whole.
  • Laura J. Niles Foundation funds 501(c)(3) organizations, primarily in the Northeastern U.S., with initiatives that support people and animals simultaneously. Areas of concentration include canine health research, animal protection & adoption, search & rescue training, human assistance and similar fields of interest.
  • Maddie's Fund offers a variety of grants and opportunities designed to help build and sustain a no-kill nation so shelter dogs and cats can be guaranteed a loving home.
  • The Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design awards matching grants to municipal and 501(c)(3) organizations in the United States to help fund needs assessments and schematic architectural drawings for new buildings or remodeling projects.
  • Oxbow Animal Rescue Grant supports operating and programs for rescue organizations caring for specific species of reptiles, small animals, and wildlife, and cats.
  • The Pedigree Foundation offers grants to 501(c)(3) organizations for programs that enhance dog adoptions.
  • The PETCO Foundation offers disaster assistance and pet food bank support to municipal and private organizations.
  • Petfinder Foundation offers support for disaster preparation and recovery, enrichment, pet sponsorship and vaccinations to Petfinder members. Municipal and private agencies are eligible.
  • PetSmart Charities, Inc. funds adoption, spay/neuter, and emergency relief programs for eligible 501(c)(3) public charities in the U.S., registered charities in Canada, cities or counties with animal care and control budgets, nonprofit educational institutions, and tribal authorities.
  • PetSmart Charities, Inc. offers grants in two categories to reduce free-roaming cat populations and lower shelter intake and euthanasia including Free-Roaming Cat Spay/Neuter and Community Cats grants.
  • The Summerlee Foundation funds 501(c)(3) organizations according to specific program criteria, including a US focus on cats, wildlife rehabilitation and sanctuaries, and emergency funding.
  • The USDA Rural Development Housing and Community Facilities Program offers loans and grants for essential community facilities, including municipal and private animal shelters, in communities with populations under 20,000.
  • The William and Charlotte Parks Foundation for Animal Welfare and Protection provides funding to 501(c)(3) organizations for capital grants, project grants, and general operating funds.

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