Banfield Charitable Trust provides grants to nonprofit organizations and nonprofit hospices to support their efforts to keep pets and people together.
Pet food distribution program grants and companion horse feeding grants provide financial support to both nonprofit organizations and Meals on Wheels America (MOWA) members to fund expenses associated with starting or maintaining a pet food distribution program for clients. Email Darlene Schwartz or call her at 503.922.5801 with questions. Grants are reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Veterinary assistance grants provide financial support to nonprofits to fund veterinary care programs for qualifying pet owners. Email Darlene Schwartz or call her at 503.922.5801 with questions. Grants are reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Pet advocacy grants support nonprofit organization programs that are designed to keep pets with their families. Email Darlene Schwartz or call her at 503.922.5801 with questions. We strongly encourage nonprofits to contact us to discuss eligibility requirements before applying. Grant deadlines are April 30 and October 31.
Pet Peace of Mind® grants provide funding, program materials and training for non-profit hospices interested in providing pet food, veterinary care and grooming services to support patients and their pets. The program uses new and existing hospice volunteers to provide these services as well as in-home pet care services for patients with pets. Please review our Pet Peace of Mind Frequently Asked Questions. Grants are reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Grant Eligibility Requirements
Applicants for a pet advocacy grant, veterinary assistance grant, or a pet food distribution grant must meet the following criteria to be considered for a grant:
- A nonprofit organization with proof of 501(c)3 status
- Programs must be delivered to pets and pet owners living in the U.S.
- Must be seeking funding for a program that is keeping pets in their current homes
Applicants for a Pet Peace of Mind program grant must be nonprofit hospices. For-profit hospices and for-profit hospices with non-profit foundations are not eligible for the program.
Programs we do NOT fund
- Spay, neuter or adoption programs
- General humane education programs
- Behavioral modification programs for pets awaiting adoption
- General operating expenses
- Deficit reduction or general overhead expenses
- Fundraising campaigns including special events
- Grants to individuals or to support business enterprises
- International programs
- Construction costs for new buildings or remodels
Programs we do fund
- Programs that provide a direct solution to avoid surrender or separation of companion pets from families.
- Basic veterinary care for financially-challenged companion pet owners and families.
- Programs that help the homeless, seriously ill, homebound, or disabled care for or keep their pets.
- Education programs that directly relate to keeping companion pets and their people together.
- Behavior modification programs to correct inappropriate companion pet behaviors so that pets may remain in the home.
- Disaster preparedness and response (See special requirements in section F of the application)
- Programs that provide pet food as part of an overall assistance program (including horses).
Before you begin the application process, be sure you have carefully read information about the grant program you are applying for and clearly understand the eligibility requirements.
Download Pet Food Distribution Program Application for non-MOWA nonprofit organizations. MOWA members should download the pet food distribution program grant application through their My MOWA login on Meals on Wheels America’s site during an open grant cycle.
The Pet Peace of Mind grant application is not available for download. Please email us to obtain an overview of the program and additional information about becoming a hospice partner.
Funding decisions for pet advocacy grants are made two times each year. Pet advocacy grant applications must arrive at our office via postal mail — NO EMAILS OR FAXES WILL BE ACCEPTED — on or before:
- April 30 (for funding decisions made in June)
- October 31 (for funding decisions made in December)
Pet food distribution program grant applications and veterinary assistance grant applications are reviewed on an on-going basis. Pet food grant and veterinary assistance grant applications must arrive at our office via postal mail — NO EMAILS OR FAXES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
MOWA member pet food distribution grant applications and deadlines are announced by MOWA when funding is available. If you have questions, please call Darlene Schwartz at 503-922-5801.
Pet Peace of Mind grant applications are reviewed on an on-going basis.