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Grants/Financial Aid for Shelters

  • Grant Writers Online
    A Guide to Easy and Effective Grant Writing.
  • Common Grants.Com
    The invention enables any nonprofit organization to identify funding opportunities and then actually submit LOIs or proposals to over 400 U.S. foundations using one single application.
  • Humane Society of the Unites States (HSUS)
    Foreclosure Pet Grant Program and links to other grants for animal welfare groups.
  • Veterinary-Emergency Funding-Mission
    "No pet owner should be forced to choose inadequate treatment or euthanasia for their animal because of inability to pay for emergency care." - Lucy L. Pinkston Schroth DVM, President and Co-Founder of The Veterinary Emergency Funding Mission.
  • Itsy's Fund
    Has various grants for rescues/shelters and animal welfare groups.
  • American Humane
    Various grants to help with foreclosure and renovation to shelters, etc.
  • PetSmart Charities
    PetSmart Charities' grants typically are awarded for programs that reduce the homeless population of animals through methods other than euthanasia.
  • PETCO Foundation
    The PETCO Foundation dedicates its programs to serving the 4 R's - Reduce, Rescue, Rehabilitate, Rejoice.
  • Animal Miracle Foundation
    Assists with grants for many areas of animal welfare as well as answering the call of animal shelters/rescue wishlists.
  • Funds Net Services
    Fundraising information directory.
  • Ryan Newman Foundation
    Gives special consideration to groups with a No-kill policy in rural areas.
  • Ferret Depot/Rabbit Stop Rescue Grant
    Grants for Rabbit and Ferret rescues/shelters!!!
  • Planet Dog Philanthropy
    The Planet Dog Foundation (PDF) strives to support worthy organizations through a grant-making program designed to financially support 501(c)(3) not-for-profit partners nationwide. Funding is allocated nationwide to promote and financially support service-oriented canine programs.
  • The William and Charlotte Foundation for Animal Welfare
    Organizations may receive funds for capital projects, for general operating expenses, or for specific projects.
  • In Memory of Magic (IMOM)
    Assistance: 5 funds (blind dogs fund, diabetic pets fund, chronic renal failure fund, general emergency fund, general fund sponsor). Procedures and guidelines online.
  • Maddie's Fund
    Various grants to animal rescue/welfare groups that have a No-Kill policy.
  • Red Rover
    The LifeLine Grant Program provides funding to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers, non-profit organizations and pet owners to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations.
  • RI Veterinary Medical Association
    The Foundation is seeking to raise sufficient funds to offer annual grants-in-aid to veterinarians across the State of RI.
  • AAHA Helping Pets Fund
    Helping Pets Fund helps those in need access quality veterinary care for their sick or injured pets.
  • Pets D.C.
    Residents of DC who have HIV/AIDS. Provides public health education, exercise, pet foods, veterinary care, grooming, fostering and adoption services.
  • Help-A-Pet
    Program for the elderly, the disabled and the working poor with incomes below $20,000 for an individual and $40,000 for a family.
  • Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program
    Available to cat owners whose cats need veterinary care for a life-threatening injury or illness requiring immediate veterinary care with a good prognosis.
  • Special Needs Dobermans
    Available to people who own Dobermans with special medical needs who are financially constrained.
  • LABMED, Inc.
    LABMED, where helping rescued Labradors in need of medical attention is our mission.
  • Pit Bull Rescue Central
    Whether you are a rescuer, foster home, shelter or Pit Bull owner, we may be able to help.
  • WestieMed
    WestieMed, Inc., is an all-volunteer, IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation created to distribute financial aid to injured or ill rescue Westies.
  • Animal Health Foundation
    The foundation donates funds to major researchers in the field of laminitis. AHF also offers information to help horse owners prevent their horses from becoming victims of the painful, crippling disease.
  • Build a Bear Community Involvement
    Bearemy's Kennel Pals, grants to support domestic pets are awarded four times a year for specific programs with measurable outcomes. Range: Generally from $2,500 to $10,000.
  • The Bernice Barbour Foundation
    The Bernice Barbour Foundation is a private charity established by the late Bernice Wall Barbour. It is a trust to be used for preservation, care, and prevention of cruelty to animals in the United States. Final determination of grant applicant funding is the sole discretion of the Foundation Trustees. Grants for Spay/Neuter, Facility Upgrades, Individual Projects, Organizational Grants for on-going projects.
  • Leith Petwerks Grant for Rabbits
    Just add a link to Leith Petwerks, let them know about it at the address below, and you'll be entered to win a grant on behalf of the rabbit rescue group of your choice.
  • Cats in Crisis
    Cats in Crisis Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and humane organizations care for cats with chronic or emergency medical conditions through financial and fundraising assistance.
  • Shakespeare Animal Fund (SAF)
    People in the Northern Nevada / Lake Tahoe area can apply for funds, but we offer assistance primarily to those on fixed incomes or with annual incomes below $35,000. It is always a one-time grant. *If you are interested in starting a branch of Shakespeare Animal Fund in your area, please let them know by visiting their Contact section of their website.
  • Second Chance Fund
    The Second Chance Fund is one way American Humane works to support member organizations in their vital work. By providing financial assistance, in select cases, to animal welfare organizations responsible for the temporary care of animals as they are prepared for adoption into permanent, loving homes, the program provides animal victims of abuse or neglect with a second chance at life.

At this time, we are in the process of gaining our official 501(c)3 status as a non-profit organization. We will provide updates as they occur. -
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