We invest directly organizations and programs that work to end discriminatory policies for dogs and people all individuals.
Some of these programs help create better shelter environments for dogs and animal welfare workers, some provide free services to dog owners. Others, like our Police Detection Dog grant, revolutionize the way people view a dog’s potential.
We grant funds to Sector K9 for the training of former rescue “pit bull” dogs as police detection dogs. The dogs detect guns and drugs. Some are also tracking trained.
The trained K9s are matched with officers and join police departments across the country to keep communities safe, at no cost to the taxpayer.
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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.
- 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.
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Your Programs, Your Ideas Grant
Our Your Programs, Your Ideas grant funds initiatives that focus on sheltering smarter, not harder. This includes community outreach, socialization, and research. Applicants must view all dogs and people as individuals.
We will not consider funding requests for spay/neuter programs, marketing or adoption, capital campaigns, enrichment, 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.
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
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