Petfinder- Disaster Grants

Petfinder Foundation

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Grant amount: US $500 - US $10,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Canada, United States

Location of residency: Canada, United States

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About Us

The Petfinder Foundation is a public charity that works to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets by assisting animal shelters and rescue groups across North America. Founded in 2003, the Petfinder Foundation has given more than $20 million in cash and product grants to help organizations save the lives of pets in need.  

Our grant programs are designed to make homeless pets more adoptable by keeping them happy and healthy, to make shelter operations more sustainable, and to aid adoption groups during times of natural or man-made disaster. Our grant recipients include more than 13,000 organizations, caring for more than 300,000 homeless pets at any given time, throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Disaster Grant

Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods, earthquakes and other events can devastate animal shelters and rescue groups. Our Disaster Grants provide help when a natural or man-made disaster hits a community.

The Petfinder Foundation disaster-relief program is intended to assist Petfinder members who have been struck by a natural disaster. 

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


  • If your organization is a member, you can apply for a grant. 
    • Membership on Petfinder is limited to currently active adoption organizations that are NOT operating for the purpose of making a profit. 
    • Your organization can be: 
      • a municipally owned and run shelter/animal control facility
      • a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit or Canada charitable organization
      • a veterinary hospital or clinic
      • an organization without official non-profit status

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member.


  • Grants for disaster preparedness are not provided at this time.