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Preserving Families: Keeping Pets and People Together

Grants to USA and Canada Animal Welfare Organizations, and Government
and Social Service Agencies for Interventions that Help Pets and Owners

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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PetSmart Charities

Deadline Date:

04/24/19 5:00 PM EST


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Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit animal welfare organizations, government units, and social service agencies for pet and owner interventions. Funding is intended for activities that will take place at a point of crisis or transition for the human, that will risk the connection between human and animal. The interventions should have an identifiable time frame, such as short-term sheltering, should be co-located with a pet or human service agency, and should provide a temporary service.

Applicants should include one or more of the following:
- Time frame: Pet sheltering for short-term/identifiable time frame
- Urgency: Housing for moments of acute crises
- Partnerships and collaboration: Programs that involve collaborative partnerships between social services, animal welfare and/or for profit organizations
- Leveraged infrastructure: Co-housing that supports shelter for people and their pets or re-purposed space in an animal shelter
- Data collection: Programs that are unique and innovative that have strong data collection and can build an example for other organizations

Pivotal points of interventions include:
- Domestic abuse
- Deployment
- Incarceration
- Hospitalization/medical treatment/hospice care
- Housing crisis/housing transition/emergency homelessness sheltering

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185752

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Application are accepted from animal welfare organizations, government entities, or human social service agencies.

PetSmart Charities can award grants to the following entities operating within the United States, its territories, and Canada:
United States and its territories: 501(c)(3) public charities and municipalities (City, County, State, Tribal)
Canada: registered charities and municipalities (City, County, State, Tribal, First Nations, Metis or Inuit entity).

PetSmart Charities is unable to fund individuals, private foundations, for-profit organizations, or organizations or programs that operate outside the U.S. and Canada.

The following cannot be funded:
- Food insecurity programs
- Medical interventions/access to affordable care (unless necessary as part of emergency sheltering - e.g. vaccinations or S/N)
- Transitional or long-term housing which would fall under systematic programs
- Angel Funds

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications will close at 5pm EST on April 24, 2019.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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If you have any questions or experience difficulties in the submission process, please contact:

Pet Smart Charities
9601 N 27th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85027

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