Sunday, April 03, 2011

Grants for American Animal Welfare Nonprofits Helping Keep Pets and Families Together

From The Foundation Center...

[NOTE: If you are interested in more information on this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post]. 

Deadline: June 30, 2011

Banfield Charitable Trust Accepting Grant Applications for Programs to Help Keep Pets and Families Together

The Portland, Oregon-based Banfield Charitable Trust is accepting applications from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations for its next grant funding cycle.

Twice annually, the Banfield Charitable Trust offers grants to nonprofit organizations whose programs help provide a direct solution to avoid surrender or separation of companion pets from families.

The trust’s funding priorities include basic veterinary care for financially challenged companion pet owners and families; programs that help the homeless, seriously ill, home-bound, or disabled care for or keep their pets; companion pet food banks; education programs that directly relate to keeping companion pets and their people together; behavior modification programs to correct inappropriate companion pet behaviors so that pets may remain in the home; and disaster preparedness and response.

The trust does not fund spay and neuter or adoption programs, general operating expenses or fundraising events, grants to individuals, or international programs.

The trust does not fund more than 50 percent of an entire project and expects to be one of many funding sources. Grants made by the foundation in 2010 ranged from $3,000 to $30,000.

Complete grant guidelines, the application packet, and information on previously funded grants are available at the Banfield Charitable Trust Web site.

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