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  • 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 pet-accessible housing, 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 is focused primarily on assisting individuals and organizations seeking to take those initial steps that are critical to achieving a significant benefit or advancement toward protecting animals and their habitats.
  • 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 and in the Great Lakes region (IL, IN, MI, WI, Western PA, Upstate NY, and Northeastern MN).
  • 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.
  • National Dog Abuse Investigation and Prosecution Program provides prosecutors with the resources to ensure that canine cruelty and dogfighting cases are thoroughly investigated and properly adjudicated by addressing some of the financial barriers that exist for law enforcement and prosecutors.
  • 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. supports nonprofits, municipalities, and animal welfare organizations whose companion animal programs help enrich lives through the human-animal bond.
  • The Summerlee Foundation focuses primarily on cats in the U.S. and Canada, dogs primarily in Latin America, wildlife, marine life, sanctuary for captive animals, wildlife rehabilitation 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 provides funding to domestic and international 501(c)(3) organizations for project grants.

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