Rachael Ray Save Them All Grants

Best Friends Animal Society


Grant amount: Up to US $50,000

Anticipated deadline: Mar 1, 2019 4:00pm PST

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

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

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

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

Rachael Ray Save Them All Grants

Anyone in animal rescue knows there's a lot of work to do. So Best Friends Animal Society wants to make life saving a little easier for our Best Friends Network partners with the Rachael Ray Save Them All grants.

We are interested in funding projects that will reduce shelter deaths in your community. Proposed projects MUST demonstrate, with statistics, a direct impact on saving lives and/or lead to a reduction in shelter deaths.

Projects can be related to:

  • Targeted spay/neuter
  • Adoption initiatives
  • Trap-Neuter-Return or Return to Field projects for community cats
  • Intake prevention programs
  • Programs aimed at saving the lives of big dogs

Network partners can apply for a grant of up to $50,000, with the amount requested not exceeding 10% of their operating budget.

Projects can be focused on just one event or program, or can be more open to include multiple events or programs. These grants are intended to help your organization take lifesaving to the next level, so let us know how you would use a grant to accomplish that.

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

Eligibility:

  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Save Them All grants are open only to Best Friends Network partners.
      • All applicants must be approved partners as of Thursday, February 22, 2018
    • Programs must be within the United States (all 50 states).

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Save Them All grants are open only to Best Friends Network partners.

Preferences:

  • We have identified the types of projects that will have the largest impact on lifesaving in each region. Grants aimed at directly reducing shelter deaths will be given top priority.
  • These are the focus programs in each region:
    • Pacific Region – AK, CA, OR, WA, HI
      • Grants aimed at directly reducing shelter deaths will be given top priority. With 10 percent of the country's known shelter deaths coming from Southern California alone, the current priority is to reduce the number of lives lost as quickly as possible. We welcome all grant applications, but please be aware that programs not centered on reducing shelter deaths are less likely to be funded.
    • Mountain West Region – ID, MT, WY, NV, CO, AZ, NM
      • We are prioritizing funding projects from municipal shelters, private shelters with contracts, or rescue groups and clinics that directly support their municipal shelters and clearly help reduce shelter deaths.
      • We strongly encourage network partners within Arizona, the Las Vegas area, New Mexico, and Idaho to consider applying. Projects with a shelter/neuter/return component, those that focus on big dogs, and positive outcomes for cats are of special interest. Shelter intervention and coalition projects are also encouraged, provided that impact is clearly demonstrated.
    • Great Plains Region – ND, MN, SD, IA, NE, KS, MO
      • Projects that increase live shelter outcomes or directly decrease shelter intake. Programs that reduce shelter intake would be programs such as targeted spay/neuter programs or owner surrender intervention programs. Increasing live shelter outcomes could include:
        • Increased adoptions
        • Increased animals pulled from the municipal shelter
        • Shelter transport programs
        • Animals transported in from other communities
        • Shelter/neuter/release programs for community cats that reside in the city shelter or similar programs
    • South Central Region – TX, OK, AR, LA
      • We are looking for programs that most directly relate to lifesaving either through increasing live shelter outcomes or by directly decreasing shelter intake. Programs that reduce shelter intake would be programs such as targeted spay/neuter programs or owner surrender intervention programs. Increasing live shelter outcomes could include:
        • Increased adoptions
        • Increased animals pulled from the municipal shelter
        • Shelter transport programs
        • Shelter/neuter/release programs for community cats that reside in the city shelter or similar programs
    • Midwest Region – WI, IL, IN, MI, OH, WV
      • Programs that enable the increase of live outcome for pets in municipal shelters such as:
        • Return to owner
        • Microchipping
        • Targeted spay/neuter of at risk pets
        • Diversion before impoundment
        • Counseling to keep pets with their families, foster programs
        • Robust adoption campaigns partnering with multiple local rescues and entities
      • We are also interested in programs that are targeted at live outcome for medium and large dogs (foster, behavior, adoption promotion, diversion) and programs designed to save cats in the community to include cats in the municipal shelter (community cats, TNR, SNR, barn cats).
    • Northeast Region – ME, VT, NH, NY, PA, MA, RI, CT, NY, DE
      • Programs that:
        • Increase live shelter outcomes (adoption, transfer out of shelter, rescue group pulls)
        • Create community-cat/return-to-field programming with measurable reduction of shelter death
        • Create collaborative programs to directly reduce shelter death
    • Mid-Atlantic Region – KY, TN, NC, VA, DC, MD
      • Programs that:
        • Increase live shelter outcomes.
        • Support return-to-field/community cat programming.
        • Measurably reduce shelter intake.
        • Focus on collaboration between organizations to strategically reduce shelter deaths.
    • Southeast Region – MS, AL, GA, SC, FL
      • Programs that:
        • Increase live shelter outcomes.
        • Support return-to-field/community cat programming.
        • Measurably reduce shelter intake.
        • Focus on collaboration between organizations to strategically reduce shelter deaths.

Ineligibility:

  • Grants are not open to NKUT Coalition members. If you are a partner in UT and are interested in applying for a grant, please contact Tracy Kelley
  • If you have an open Save Them All, Rachael Ray Save Them All, or large grant in progress with Best Friends, you are not eligible to apply for a new one.
  • If you have an open grant in progress with Best Friends, you are not eligible to apply for a new one. Email your network specialist if you have any questions on eligibility.