IFAW Disaster Response Grant

International Fund for Animal Welfare

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is helping animals when they need it most during disasters through our IFAW Disaster Response Grant Project. IFAW’s Disaster Response Grants are possible through generous support from The Walt Disney Company and IFAW supporters around the world.

What situations are eligible to submit an IFAW Disaster Response proposal?

Any man-made or natural disaster impacting animals where physical or financial assistance is needed to support local response and recovery.

Examples of man-made disasters (but not limited to):

  • political conflict,
  • financial crisis,
  • large scale cruelty case. 

Examples of natural disasters (but not limited to):

  • extreme weather event,
  • earthquake,
  • wildfire,
  • flood.

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


  • A successful application should be submitted by a registered nonprofit organization or verified agency and must:
    • Briefly explain the background of the disaster to include the impact on residents and the local infrastructure.
      • For example: potential levee breach in a city and 250,000 residents are under mandatory evacuation orders; impacted area accessible only via boat with permission granted by local emergency management agency.
    • Describe how animals are impacted by the disaster.
    • Clearly describe your organization’s capacity and capabilities to support a response.
      • For example: one local evacuation team of 6 trained responders and two horse trailers for transport.
    • Propose a clear and efficient response plan and budget.
    • Address how your response impact can be monitored and evaluated.