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 been able to reach over 99,000 people in Ohio with our message of responsible pet ownership and appreciation for all animals. Over the past nine years Tackle Pet Hunger has provided over 37,000 pounds of cat and dog food to organizations dedicated to keeping pets in their homes and out of the shelter. Our grant funding program launched in 2018 and has awarded $4,750 in small grants to organizations in areas of low cost spay/neuter, feral cat programs, rescue and shelter services and wildlife protection.

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
Lori Williams, Treasurer
Jill Herbst, Executive Director (ex-officio)
Kara Denison
Geoff Pickard
Nicole Poupard
Michael Wessel

Contact Us

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

(614) 226-3068