About Us

Positive Impact

Dedicated to creating positive impact for animals in Ohio

Ohio Animal Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Columbus. Our mission is to create positive impact for animals in Ohio. We do this through a variety of programs, including our annual Tackle Pet Hunger campaign, education and outreach events, and our small grants funding program, which awards grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of animals.

Through these programs we have reached over 99,000 people in Ohio with our message of responsible pet ownership and appreciation for all animals. Our Tackle Pet Hunger campaign has provided over 44,000 pounds of cat and dog food to organizations dedicated to keeping pets in their homes and out of the shelter. We have invested more than $7,500 in grants to Ohio organizations in areas of low cost spay/neuter, feral cat programs, rescue and shelter services and wildlife protection. Our monthly Ohio Animal Connection newsletter highlights the great work being done on behalf of animals across our state and encourages all to take action for animals each and every day!

What We Value

  1. The importance of the human-animal bond.
  2. The inherent worth of all animals.
  3. Collaboration
  4. Integrity and Transparency
  5. Optimism
  6. Kindness and Respect

Guided By These Principles

We strive to keep companion animals in their homes. We promote appreciation for all animals and humane interaction with wildlife. We recognize that humans have a responsibility to act as advocates for animals because they cannot advocate for themselves. We collaborate with others because great things can be accomplished when we work together, but we also recognize the positive impact that one person can create.

Our Board

Erica Olivares-Vincent, President
Greg Smith, Vice President
April Tully, Secretary
Steven Sicilian, Treasurer
Jill Herbst, Executive Director (ex-officio)
Bethany Cady
Kara Denison
Jimmy Male
Alice Nee Henry
Geoff Pickard
Michael Wessel

Contact Us

Ohio Animal Foundation
P.O. Box 30661
Columbus, Ohio 43230

(614) 226-3068