We invest directly in organizations and programs that support the elimination of discriminatory policies and, instead, work toward the equal treatment of “pit bull” dogs. If your 501c3 organization is working towards similar goals, with programs and initiatives that treat all dogs equally, we encourage you to apply for our grants.

Play Yard Construction Grant

Organizations implementing permanent playgroup programs for the enrichment and socialization of their dogs may be eligible for up to $10,000 to expand, repair or newly construct play yards.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A dog’s suitability for playgroup participation cannot be based on suspected breed or mix. You must treat all dogs individually.
  • Applicants must be an authorized member of the organization.
  • We require two separate construction/building quotes.
  • The property must be owned by the applying agency.
  • Additional requirements may apply.

Apply for a Play Yard Construction Grant

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Your Programs, Your Ideas Grant

Our Your Programs, Your Ideas grant funds initiatives for community outreach, enrichment, socialization, adoption, research, and education. Submissions should support our mission to secure equal treatment and opportunity for “pit bull” dogs by viewing all dogs as individuals.

We will not consider funding requests for spay/neuter programs, capital campaigns, or paid employee positions. We do not fund programs that are exclusive to “pit bull” dogs (such as breed-specific spay/neuter). We like to think of the big picture and fund programs that benefit all of the animals or dogs in a shelter.

Apply for a Your Programs, Your Ideas Grant

DOES MY ORGANIZATION NEED TO BE A 501(C)(3) NOT-FOR-PROFIT TO APPLY?

Yes. Your organization will need to enter your tax ID number and upload a copy of the letter of determination from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that provides proof of 501(c)(3) status. Animal Farm Foundation is required to validate nonprofit status with the IRS or Guidestar.

WHAT ARE YOUR OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR GRANTEES?

Animal Farm Foundation requires that grantees have no discriminatory policies or practices and that all dogs are treated as individuals. We will not provide funding to organizations that have special policies, applications, requirements, or rules for “pit bull” dogs. Similarly, we expect that all proposals will be inclusive of “pit bull” dogs without singling them out or creating exclusive programs. Programs of interest think big picture and can benefit all the animals or dogs in the shelter.

WHAT IS AN LOI?

An LOI is a Letter of Inquiry. It is the first step in the granting process and is an abbreviated version of a full grant request that includes an introduction, a description of the organization, and a statement of need. For our purposes at Animal Farm Foundation, the LOI form asks some basic questions about your organization and allows you to introduce your request.

You will receive an email upon approval of your LOI, within two to four weeks of submitting it online, directing you to begin the Grant Application process.

You will complete the details in the grant application, once the LOI is approved. 

HOW LONG DOES THE ENTIRE GRANT PROCESS TAKE?

The standard time frame, from submitting your LOI to being approved or denied a grant, will be between eight and twelve weeks. During this time, Animal Farm Foundation may contact you with additional questions. Each grant submission is unique, and it is our goal to respond to all inquiries and submissions in the order they are received and as quickly possible.

HOW OFTEN CAN I APPLY FOR A GRANT?

You may apply for each grant once per calendar year. We have a variety of funding opportunities available and recommend that you review them all thoroughly and choose the one that will be the most successful for your organization and most beneficial to your dogs and your community.

WHAT WON'T ANIMAL FARM FOUNDATION FUND?

We will not fund capital campaigns, staff positions/employment, or programs that underwrite breed specific legislation (BSL) of any kind.

Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, Ohio

Play Yard Construction Grant recipient

Greenbrier Humane Society, West Virginia

Play Yard Construction Grant recipient

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Sacramento SPCA, California

Play Yard Construction Grant recipient

Animal Care Center of NYC

Your Programs, Your Ideas grant recipient for a pet food bank program

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Dogs Playing for Life

Your Programs, Your Ideas Grant recipient for bringing play group instruction to open-admission animal shelters across the country

HeARTs Speak

Your Programs, Your Ideas grant recipient for providing marketing mentorships to shelters and rescues for adoption purposes.

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Pit Sisters, Florida

Your Programs, Your Ideas Grant recipient for their Teaching Animals and Inmates Life Skills (T.A.I.L.S.) program

Apply for a Grant or Manage Your Grant

We accept applications on a rolling basis. You can apply for a new grant by creating an account or manage your existing account via our grantee interface.