Thomas McGowan Fund for Animals Grant

The Cape Cod Foundation

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Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 1, 2020 8:59pm PST

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

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

Location of project: Counties in Massachusetts: Barnstable County, Dukes County, Nantucket County

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



The Cape Cod Foundation is a community foundation whose mission is to build permanent charitable resources for community betterment through informed grantmaking and civic leadership.

The Thomas C. McGowan Fund 

The Thomas C. McGowan Fund Fund for Animals was established through a gift from the late Thomas McGowan. Mr. McGowan had a passion for animals and wanted to ensure that funding would exist on Cape Cod and the Islands to support their welfare long after his death.

In establishing the fund, Mr. McGowan focused on animal protection and welfare with a preference for the following:

  • medical treatment;
  • “no-kill” shelters;
  • spaying/neutering of domestic animals;
  • prevention of cruelty to animals; and
  • education and awareness building of the public on issues affecting animals and their welfare.

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


  • Who is eligible to apply for a grant: 
    • 501(c)(3) public charities OR organizations serving a charitable purpose that are applying with a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3) public charity
    • Faith-based organization; however, proposals will only be considered if:
      • services benefit all, regardless of religion;
      • service provided is not religious in nature; and
      • there is no proselytizing associated with the service 
    • Civic organizations (proposals must be project-based and of a charitable nature, and the organization must have a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization)
    • Public and private schools, for projects that exceed the school’s budget funding (must have letter of support from the fiscal head of that school)
    • Other government agencies with project-based proposals (must have letter of support from the fiscal head of that agency)