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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.
  • 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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