Spring into action with these new funding opps

New Requests for Proposals have been issued for the following initiatives:

  • The ASPCA is accepting applications for its fall Mega Match-a-thon, a weekend of high-volume community adoption events to take place simultaneously across the U.S. October 18-20, 2013. Grants of up to $10,000 each will underwrite these events. Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate how a significant increase in adoptions will be achieved through collaboration and community involvement. The application deadline is May 15, 2013.

  • The ASPCA’s Rescuing Racers initiative is awarding a combined grant total of up to $250,000 to 501(c)(3) equine rescues and sanctuaries in the U.S. who provide rescue, rehabilitation, and/or a permanent home for horses cast out from the breeding/racing industry. These grants are intended for direct care of individual horses and are not meant for general operations or feed programs. To be eligible, organizations must participate in the rehabilitation and placement of 12 or more retired race horses (of any breed) or offer sanctuary to 25 or more retirees annually. The application deadline is May 27, 2013.

  • The Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation has issued a request for pre-proposals for grants of about $30,000 each to fund high-quality research studies that focus on the health effects of animals on humans with the following conditions: autism, cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementia/Alzheimer’s, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or childhood allergies and immunity. The deadline for submitting pre-proposals is June 28, 2013. Full proposal submissions will be invited from selected applicants.

  • The Pedigree Foundation Is accepting applications from nonprofit, tax-exempt animal shelters and dog rescue groups for its Innovation and Operation Grants to help more dogs find loving homes. Innovation Grants range from $10,000 to $25,000 and are awarded to qualifying organizations based on demonstrated use of creative programs aimed at increasing dog adoptions. Operation Grants of $1,000 each are intended to help fund operational needs for shelters and rescues who are actively promoting pet adoption. The application deadline is June 30, 2013

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