1Fur1 Foundation Grant

1Fur1 Foundation

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Grant amount: US $500 - US $7,500

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



Mission Statement:

U.S.A Based charities selected must engage in animal assisted programs that are aligned with our mission and purposes as outlined in the Foundation’s Mission Statement:

  • Animal Assisted Therapy programs: These include programs related to animal-assisted therapies designed to promote improvement in human physical, social, emotional, or cognitive function. Animal-assisted therapy is provided in a variety of settings, and may be group-based or individual in nature. The process is documented and evaluated and the animal is an integral part of the treatment process. Programs applying for a therapy grant MUST require membership of their volunteer teams by the Pet Partners, Therapy Dogs International, Alliance Therapy Dogs, PATH International or another nationally recognized certification program.
  • Animal Assisted Activity programs: These include programs related to motivational, educational, or recreational animal-assisted activities. Animal-assisted activities are delivered in a variety of environments by specially trained professionals, paraprofessionals, or volunteers in association with animals that meet specific criteria. Animal-assisted activities are basically the casual “meet and greet” activities that involve animals and people. The same activity can be repeated with many people, unlike a therapy program that is tailored to a particular person or medical condition.
  • Service Dog programs: These include programs related to service dogs, guide dogs, hearing dogs and medical alert dogs. Applicants for a service/assistance dog grant MUST be an accredited member of Assistance Dogs International.

Grant Amounts

While we generally do not place a ceiling on grant amounts, most grants range between $500 and $7,500 and are dispersed in increments based on completion of program milestones. For example:

Program Grants $500 – $1,999 are to be executed within 6 months and funding may be distributed 1-3 times during the time of implementation.

Program Grants $2,000 – $4,999 are to be executed within 18 months and funding may be distributed 3-4 times during the time of implementation.

Program Grants $5,000 – $7,500 are to be executed within 24 months and funding may be distributed 4-5 times during the time of implementation.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Must be a  501(c) (3) public charities based in the United States
  • The list below is our guide to each and every decision we make about programs and partnerships we join:
    • Fund organizations which help strengthen the bond between animals and humans
    • Unveil the positive bond gained through animal-assisted activities (AAA)
    • Raise public consciousness about animal-assisted therapy (AAT)
    • Support the training and placement of service animals for Americans with Disabilities
    • Respond to emergency situations that impact humans and animals as they arise
    • Reinforce our grantees’ efforts and amplify the impact of their program
  • Must engage in or support service dog programs, animal assisted therapy programs, or animal assisted activity programs as outlined in the Mission Statement (see "Overview")


  • Individual grant requests are not accepted.
  • WE DO NOT fund any programs engaged in animal cruelty or testing.
  • The Foundation will not make grants to for-profit businesses.
  • Requests to fund the following are likely to be denied:
    • Equipment of any kind; Computers, software, printers, office furniture etc.
    • Marketing materials of any kind; brochures, videos, ads etc.
    • Programs spending more than 35% of expenses on administrative costs
    • Dinners, balls, or other fundraising events
    • Political lobbying activities, or other political purposes
    • Religious Groups (or groups with any religious affiliation)
    • Local, state or federal governments
    • Gifts to individuals
    • Purposes outside of the 1 FUR 1 Foundation’s mission and goals