The Animal Disaster Funding Collaborative – a collective of animal welfare groups across the U.S. – is making special grants available to local nonprofits and government agencies who are assisting animals and pet owners impacted by Hurricane Florence. Groups participating in the Collaborative include A Kinder World Foundation, the ASPCA, Petco Foundation, Petfinder Foundation, and PetSmart Charities.
Groups impacted by the disaster can submit one grant application through a centralized website — http://www.animaldisasterfunding.org/ — which will be reviewed jointly by the five granting organizations. The grants are open to animal shelters, rescues, sanctuaries, food banks, animal hospitals and government agencies that assist pet owners or animals. Applicants must have been directly affected by Hurricane Florence or have been officially requested to assist an impacted agency to be eligible for the grants. The specific needs of each applicant will determine the total amount of funding received.
Grant eligibility criteria and application guidelines can be found in the collaborative’s Hurricane Florence RFP.
The Animal Disaster Funding Collaborative was established to enable organizations to focus their efforts on helping animals in crisis by mitigating funding challenges. The review process for each grant application will be expedited so that urgent funding, once approved, will be provided immediately.