Funding

Grants Program

Thank you for your interest in our grants program!

The 2022 application period will open May 1. All applications must be received by June 1. Our average grant award is in the range of $250-$500.


We have identified the following fields of interest for funding in 2022:

1) Rescue and shelter services–with an emphasis on programs that offer pet owner assistance in light of COVID-19

  • 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:

  • Be an Ohio-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in good standing. We do not provide funding to individuals.
  • Submit a completed application. Click the link below to download a copy of the grant application (PDF file).

 

Process and Timeline 

Applications will be accepted beginning May 1, 2022 and must be received by Ohio Animal Foundation by June 1, 2022. 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, 2022. A short grant report will be required when grant funds are spent, or by January 31, 2024.

 

Congratulations to our 2021 Grant Recipients:

 

Brukner Nature Center
Troy, Ohio

Songbird Rehabilitation

 

Fairfield County 2-1-1
Lancaster, Ohio

Emergency Pet Boarding Fees

 

Herps Alive Foundation
South Euclid, Ohio

Microscope and Supplies 

 

Humane Society of Summit County
Twinsburg, Ohio

Free Spay/Neuter Program