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PEDIGREE Foundation

Deadline: April 30, 2019

The PEDIGREE Foundation awards funding to programs that support dog adoption. Specifically, grant awards are intended to: 1) help improve the quality of care of dogs while in care at the organization’s shelter or rescue; and 2) increase adoption rates within the organization through programs and new initiatives.

Grantmaking programs include:

  • Dogs Rule Grant: This is a two-year grant that will support a new, creative, and innovative initiative that could potentially serve as a best practice model for other shelters and rescues to help them increase their dog adoption rates. The project or program impact must be measureable and show adoption rate success attributable to grant funding. Applications will be judged based on the program’s innovation, ability to significantly impact dog adoption numbers, and sustainability past the two‐year grant period.
  • Program Development Grants: These grants support programs or projects that can use funds to support activities that expand the operational capability of an institution to improve dog adoption rates. This includes the expansion of existing programs or new programs that are important to the institution’s operation. The project or program impact must be measureable and show adoption rate success attributable to funding. Applications will be judged on the value and impact the award will make on expanding current operational capabilities to improve dog adoption rates.
  • Operation Grants: These grants may be used for general operating expenses including facility/structure renovation or upkeep, veterinary expense, transportation, or any other expense that helps to increase the organization’s dog adoption rate.

Amount: Dependent on grant type, as follows:

  • Dogs Rule Grant: One $100,000 grant will be awarded over a two-year period ($50,000 each year)
  • Program Development Grants: Grants rage from $5,000-$10,000
  • Operation Grants: Grants range up to $1,000

Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations. The use of a third-party fiscal agent is prohibited.

Link: https://www.pedigreefoundation.org/grant-program/

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