Albert Schweitzer Animal Welfare Fund Grant

Albert Schweitzer Animal Welfare Fund

Grant amount: Up to US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: The foundation's guidelines are currently under review. Stay tuned for revised guidelines. 

The Albert Schweitzer Animal Welfare Fund, established in 1981, was named for the famed scientist and humanitarian in recognition of his philosophy of Reverence for Life. Our fund supports the following types of projects:

  • Seeking and implementing humane solutions to the problem of companion animal overpopulation
  • Humane education
  • Enhancing the humaneness and efficiency of animal shelter operations, sanctuaries and rescue centers
  • Protecting large animals and wild animals
  • Discovering ways to eliminate pain and suffering of animals used in biomedical research and testing, through reduction of numbers, improved protocols or by use of non-sentient substitutes.

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


  • We have recently revised our funding guidelines to focus exclusively on community spay/neuter programs and to support sanctuaries that are accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). 
  • Must be 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations based in the United States of America.
  • Applicants must have been granted IRS tax-exempt status at least three (3) years prior to applying for funding.