Grants Program

Thank you for your interest in our grant program!

The 2024 grant application period will open May 1. The typical grant range is $250-$500.

We have identified the following fields of interest for funding:

1) Rescue and Shelter Services

  • Includes services for domestic/companion/farm animals
  • Includes programs for feral/community cats

2) Wildlife Protection, Education and Rehabilitation Programs


To be considered for a grant from Ohio Animal Foundation an organization must:


Process and Timeline 

Applications will be accepted beginning May 1, 2024 and must be received by Ohio Animal Foundation by June 1, 2024. All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by our Grants Committee. The Grants Committee will then make funding recommendations to the full Ohio Animal Foundation Board of Directors at our August board meeting.

Grant applicants will be notified of their application status via email following the August board meeting. Grant funds will be issued by October 31, 2024. A short grant report will be required when grant funds are spent, or by December 31, 2025 for the 2024 grant cycle.


Congratulations to our 2023 Grant Recipients:


Brukner Nature Center
Troy, Ohio

Funds to purchase a squeeze cage to quickly and efficiently conduct exams and administer medications on hard to handle wild species.


Columbus Dog Connection
Columbus, Ohio

Funds to support Trap-Neuter-Return efforts in a local trailer park community.


Humane Society of Summit County
Twinsburg, Ohio

Funds to provide free vaccination vouchers to low-income pet-owning residents of Summit County through the MABEL Mobile Veterinary Clinic.


Northeast Ohio SPCA
Parma, Ohio

Funds toward the purchase of an SP02 Monitor (oxygen monitor) for the shelter clinic.