Animal & Wildlife Grants

Collection & Directory of Grants for Wildlife & Animals
Denise Elizabeth
Denise Elizabeth
Senior Financial Editor & Writer
Last Updated: February 25, 2021
Date Published: February 10, 2021

Animal Assistance Foundation – Colorado

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations located in Colorado or directly benefiting Colorado pet owners. Grants for long–term funding, endowment funds, or retirement of debt will not be considered. AAF is interested in making grants that demonstrate new approaches to animal care and the understanding of the importance of animals. Priorities are to promote the welfare of animals regarding (1) accessibility to care, (2) Quality of care, and (3) self&…

Animal Welfare Trust

The Animal Welfare Trust’s grant program seeks to assist organizations whose work can help alleviate animal suffering and/or raise public consciousness toward giving animals the respect they so need and deserve. Although general organizational funding will be considered, preference will be given to well–defined projects with clear goals and objectives. Capital projects Will not be considered. Areas of priority include farm animal welfare, vegeta…

Arcus Foundation

The Arcus Foundation lends special emphasis to programs and organizations which recognize that members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community deserve to be welcomed and celebrated. Located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Arcus Foundation devotes many of its philanthropic resources to improving the quality of life in Southwestern Michigan. The Arcus Great Apes Fund – The Arcus Great Apes Fund supports Conservation efforts that prom…

Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Foundation

The Foundation can award grants to organizations which provide for the care, benefit, support and preservation of seeing eye dogs or other animals trained to assist the sight impaired or otherwise handicapped individuals (or that facilitate the use of such animals by sight–impaired or otherwise handicapped individuals). We do not fund the therapeutic use of animals.

Banfield Charitable Trust

The Banfield Charitable Trust funds programs that help pets and their families stay together. Our Pet Advocacy Grants are awarded twice a year with application package deadlines on June 30 and November 30. Guidelines and application can be downloaded from our website.

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 and care of animals, and prevention of cruelty to animals in the United States. The Foundation primarily supports programs of IRS 501(c)(3) organizations whose purpose is to benefit animals. Organizations must have completed one year of actual hands–on animal care. The Foundation does not fund lobbying, or Indire…

Brigitte Bardot Foundation - International

The Brigitte Bardot Foundation fight against all forms of animal suffering in France and abroad. She participates in projects of reintroduction to the wild and the creation of sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers for wildlife as well as in the development of laws protecting animals and implements awareness campaigns among the general public.

Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation

The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation presents Lindbergh Grants to individuals whose proposed research or education projects will make important contributions toward improving the quality of life by balancing technological advancements and the preservation of our environment. Awarded in amounts up to $10,580 each (a symbolic figure representing the cost of the “Spirit of St. Louis” in 1927), the Grants are made in numerous areas of special in…

DJ & T Foundation

A Non–Profit Foundation Devoted to The Support of Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics and Voucher Programs Throughout the 50 United States and the District Of Columbia.

Donate Your Car For Animals

Your vehicle donation will make a much needed difference in the life of those that cannot speak. By donating your car you will be supporting the ongoing effort to reduce animal suffering and cruelty as well as to create meaningful Social change for animals.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, wildlife conservation, medical research and the prevention of child maltreatment, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke’s properties.

Farm's Sabina Fund

The Sabina Fund provides grants of $500–1,000 to small grassroots projects, primarily in developing countries, promoting a vegan diet and publicizing the devastating impacts of animal agriculture. The Fund honors the memory of FARM President Alex Hershaft’s mother, Sabina, who passed away on February 14, 1996.

FishAmerica Foundation

The FishAmerica Foundation, the American Sportfishing Association’s conservation and research arm, provides funding to nonprofit organizations such as sporting clubs, civic associations, conservation groups, and state agencies in the United States and Canada for projects designed to enhance fish populations, restore fish habitat, improve water quality, and advance fisheries research, thereby increasing the opportunity for sportfishing success. The Fis…

Foundation for Protection of Animals

The Mission of the Foundation for Protection of Animals is to promote responsible human interaction with animals for their protection and welfare.

Foundation for the Protection of Animals - CO, AZ, NM

The mission of the Foundation for the Protection of Animals is to promote responsible human interaction with animals for their protection and welfare. The Foundation strongly believes that encouraging proactive, responsible pet ownership is the key to ending the suffering of homeless animals. Currently the Foundation is working to further its mission through the funding of spay/neuter Programs and participation in animal rescue operations during national o…

Frank Stanley Beveridge Foundation - Massachusetts

The Frank Stanley Beveridge Foundation, Inc. welcomes the opportunity to consider grant proposals from the following Institutional/Program Activity Areas: Animal Related, Arts, Culture, and Humanities, Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy, Education, Employment/Jobs, Environmental Quality, Protection & Beautification, Food, Nutrition, Agriculture, Health – General & Rehabilitative Services, Health – Multipurpose Associations/Services A…

Fund for Animals - National Focus

The Fund for Animals was founded in 1967 by prominent author and animal advocate Cleveland Amory, and has spearheaded some of the most historic and significant events in the history of the animal protection movement. With regional offices working around the country on hard–hitting animal advocacy campaigns, and animal care facilities such as the world–famous Black Beauty Ranch, The Fund is one of the largest and most active organizations workin…

Gabriel Foundation

The Gabriel Foundation is pleased to support responsible and ethical breeders who implement the very best standards of care for the needs of the psittacine and parrot–like birds raised and housed in their aviaries. They are dedicated to the environmental and psychological nurturance and enrichment of these birds�™ lives, pursuing continuing education in the fields of aviculture, Husbandry, behavior and veterinary care.

Glaser Progress Foundation

The Glaser Progress Foundation focuses on four program areas: Measuring Progress, Animal Advocacy, Independent Media, Global HIV/AIDS. The Foundation does not accept grant proposals or solicitations for the Global HIV/AIDS program area. Though frequently asked, the Foundation does not fund companion animal shelters or animal sanctuaries.

Grants Fundraising.com

Grants Fundraising.com’s purpose is to help spread the word about grants programs initiatives and fundraising opportunities from foundations, 501c3 non�“profits organizations and private sector sources by posting those initiatives on our site. If your organization, foundation or fundraising company has grants opportunities and you are looking to spread the word about it we Invite you to contact us about it so we may be able to post your grant i…

Greg Biffle Foundation

The Greg Biffle Foundation was founded in 2005 by Greg and Nicole Biffle to create awareness and serve as an advocate to improve the well–being of animals by engaging the power and passion of the motor sports industry. The Foundation offers animal welfare groups nationwide the opportunity to Apply for grant funding from us on an annual basis.

Greygates Foundation

The Greygates Foundation was created in 2001 by J. Ronald Gibbs to provide grants to organizations that serve the needs of children, the elderly, the disabled, or the disadvantaged, and to organizations that promote animal welfare or wildlife preservation. The Foundation makes grants to organizations that are recognized as registered charities by the Canada Revenue Agency, to support projects worldwide. The grant award limit is $3,000. Grants are Paid in C…

Gus Hawthorne Foundation for Animals

The Gus Hawthorne Foundation GHF was established to financially assist non–profit organizations with the mission of providing care for abused, abandoned, feral, at–risk domestic or exotic animals or care and release of injured or orphaned wildlife within the USA. The applicant must have their IRS 501–c–3 status prior to applying.

Handsel Foundation

The Handsel Foundation gives grants to organizations in California, Oregon, and Washington State working to end companion animal cruelty and neglect. Priority is given to organizations with targeted spay/neuter programs, effective adoption programs, and education programs that address animal cruelty and neglect. The foundation focuses on giving grants to organizations that do not receive wide public support. Further, the foundation is particularly Interest…

Laura J. Niles Foundation

The Laura J. Niles Foundation encourages and supports efforts that offer learning and economic growth opportunities for the motivated poor, initiatives that foster life enrichment through canine and other types of animal companionship and programs that alleviate unhealthy dependencies. The foundation has a particular interest in education, economic self–sufficiency and programs that alleviate unhealthy dependencies. With regard to animals, most notab…

Lennon Family Foundation

The Lennon Family Foundation is a collection of donor–advised funds in operation since 2000 that can provide support to IRS–recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. In keeping with the spirit of the Lennon Family interests, there are currently four focus areas for the Foundation. They are: Conservation (habitat and species), Education (outdoor, arts, sciences), Health (medical and scientific research), Humanitarian (economic development/reli…

Lindbergh Foundation

Grants are made in numerous areas of special interest to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, including aviation/aerospace, agriculture, arts and humanities, biomedical research and adaptive technology, conservation of natural resources, education, exploration, health and population sciences, intercultural communication, oceanography, waste disposal management, water resource Management, and wildlife preservation.

Maddie's Fund

Maddie’s Fund will support animal welfare groups and veterinary medical associations that operate within the United States and are classified by the Internal Revenue Service as tax–exempt organizations.

Miccio Foundation - Iowa

The Miccio Foundation’s focus is to support organizations and individuals involved in animal welfare. Examples include, but are not limited to, private and governmental animal shelters, humane societies, rescue groups, volunteer foster organizations, local animal control agencies, and veterinarians. We will not support activities inconsistent with federal, state or local laws and ordinances, and we reserve the right to a phone interview or a request f…

Morris Animal Foundation

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) answers a critical and unique need in promoting and protecting animal health and welfare and advancing veterinary medicine.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation conserves healthy populations of fish, wildlife and plants, on land and in the sea, through creative and respectful Partnerships, sustainable solutions, and better education.

NAVS Sanctuary Fund - National Focus

The Sanctuary Fund has been created to serve animals who are in emergency situations, where immediate intervention is necessary; enabling groups to receive the money they need to act quickly and ensure safe and loving lifetime care for all the animals involved. The Sanctuary Fund is national in scope, and although NAVS�™ primary focus is on laboratory animals, the Fund considers Emergency requests for all animals, not just those used in research.

Nevada Community Foundation

The Nevada Community Foundation has some areas of interest to which specific pools of our competitive granting dollars are allocated. Following is a guide to these areas: Capacity Building, Education, Animals, Wildlife & Conservation.

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust - Vermont

The Trust awards grants for program projects and capital needs, and provides application opportunities three times during the calendar year. We prefer to disperse funds as a one–year grant, but will consider projects of up to three years. Areas of funding interest: Helping people in need; Protecting animals & nature and Enriching community life.

Onaway Trust

The Onaway Trust was established in 1974 with the overall objective to relieve poverty and suffering. This is expressed in many areas and includes the protection of the environment, the support of children and adults with learning difficulties, the assistance of smaller charities whose aim is to safeguard sick, injured, threatened or abandoned animals and emergency relief for victims of disaster. Remaining central, however, since Onaway’s inception is…

Oxbow Cares Rescue Rewards Program

Oxbow can support your rescue organization with substantial product discounts and educational resources to help meet the needs of your rescue program. The Oxbow Cares Rescue Rewards Program enhances Oxbow�™s ability to provide genuine care for non–traditional animals and their caregivers By partnering with animal shelters and rescue organizations.

Pegasus Foundation

The Pegasus Foundation improves animal welfare through effective grant making and education in the United States, the Caribbean, Native American lands and Kenya. The Foundation focuses its support of companion animal programs on spay–neuter services and humane education in several regions, including Cape Cod, Massachusetts; Southeast Florida; Native American lands in The southwestern United States; and the islands of the Caribbean.

Pet Care trust

The Pet Care Trust in a nonprofit, charitable, public foundation. Incorporated in 1990, its purpose is to help promote public understanding regarding the value of and right to enjoy companion animals, to enhance knowledge about companion animals through research and education, to promote professionalism among members of the companion animal community, and to provide educational materials to teachers and schools, the media and the pet Industry on responsib…

Petco Foundation

The Petco Foundation�™s mission is to support community organizations and efforts that enhance the lives of companion animals while strengthening the bond between people and pets. The foundation was established in 1999 as a result of Petco�™s continued hands–on involvement with animal welfare agencies across the country. The foundation has raised and distributed more than $34 million through fund–raisers and donations. More than 2…

Petfinder.com Foundation

The Petfinder.com Foundation was created in 2003 to further assist adoption partners through problem solving, fundraising and providing relief in times of stress or disaster. Our mission is to ensure that no pet is euthanized for lack of

PetSmart Charities

Our effort, time and donations go toward one of the thousands of exciting and innovative programs we support. Currently, we’re working with more than 3,400 animal welfare organizations to help pets throughout the United States and Canada. Whether it’s pet overpopulation, adoption, spay/neuter, retention, emergency relief or any other unique program, you can bet we’re working Toward a solution.

Planet Dog Foundation

The mission of the Planet Dog Foundation is to promote and celebrate Programs in which dogs serve and support their best friends.

Planet Dog Philanthropy - National Focus

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 across the U.S. The goal of our grant program is to fund initiatives that bring people and pets together for mutual benefit and support. Funding is allocated nationwide to promote and financially support service–oriented canine programs such as assistance dogs, thera…

Regina B. Frankenberg Foundation

Regina Frankenberg directed that the remainder of her estate be used to establish a foundation to support organizations and programs that promote the care, conservation, treatment, well–being and prevention of cruelty to animals.

SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund works with hundreds of organizations, both big and small, around the world. All of these groups share a common goal �“ protecting animals, people and places. Aiming to achieve long–term conservation success, we support projects that are: 1. Science–based, 2.Solution–driven, 3. Community–oriented.

Second Chance Fund - Animal Welfare

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.

Summerlee Foundation

Grants for alleviation of fear, pain, and suffering among animals through support of shelters, wildlife sanctuaries, and animal rescue. Priority given to Shelters in low–income areas. Organizations must have 501(c)3 status.

Toby Wells Foundation

The Toby Wells Foundation welcomes funding requests from recognized 501 (c)(3) non–profit organizations operating programs within San Diego County for initiatives that support our work in enhancing the lives of youth, people with disabilities and animals.

Vancouver Foundation

Its mission is to improve the quality of life of all British Columbians through the growth and stewardship of funds that support volunteerism and the work of Charitable organizations in strengthening the communities they serve.

WildiZe Foundation

WildiZe Foundation is an organization dedicated to education, awareness, and sustainable development regarding conservation of African wildlife, habitat And cultures.

William and Charlotte Parks Foundation for Animal Welfare

The Foundation was established to improve the status of animals worldwide by studies of the science and philosophy of animal welfare/rights and to reduce the suffering and harm inflicted on animals by human beings. Grants will not normally be awarded to improve animal health, for local spay/neuter assistance, to save endangered species, to rehabilitate wildlife, or to support political candidates. Parks awards are small (up to $10,000) and will Not ordinar…