Application for Veterinary Medical Equipment Grant

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Banfield Foundation
Application Instructions

This grant program is for nonprofit animal welfare organizations and/or local or state governments with an animal welfare mission, to provide funding for the purchase of veterinary medical equipment for on-site animal shelter veterinary clinics, low-cost veterinary practices, mobile veterinary units, disaster relief vehicles, etc.  

Grant funding can be used to purchase a variety of medical equipment such as dental equipment, digital x-ray imaging systems and accessories, ultrasounds, autoclaves and sterilizers, centrifuges, veterinary tables and surgical lighting, etc.  Funding can be used to cover the total purchase price of equipment up to $15,000.00 or can be used toward the purchase price of higher priced items.

Please be prepared to provide the following attachments:

  • A narrative including general information about your organization and programs, where and when equipment will be used, your plan for evaluating impact of new equipment, and all collaborating organizations and other funding sources.
  • Detailed program budget.
  • Photos of clinic/vehicle where equipment will be used, or diagram of proposed construction.
  • IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter.
  • Final reports from any previous funding from the Banfield Foundation or the Banfield Charitable Trust.
  • OPTIONAL: Organization budget.
  • OPTIONAL: References from organizations with whom you collaborate or have firsthand knowledge of your organization.
We strongly encourage you to compress all attached files in zip folders or at a free online resource such as You may save this application at any time to complete later. 

Organizations can only be approved for funding once a year, and for a total of two consecutive years for the Veterinary Assistance, Veterinary Medical Equipment and/or Pet Advocacy Grant programs.  If you have been funded by the Banfield Foundation and/or Banfield Charitable Trust for the last two years for these programs, you will not be considered for a third year of funding.   After a gap year, you will, however, be able to apply for these grant program again.  This rule does not apply to our Disaster Relief and Flea and Tick Grant programs.  If you have any questions on whether your organization is eligible, or any questions related to grant applications, please don’t hesitate to email Darlene at 

Please note, due to the volume of requests for this program, we have initiated a new grant review process.  All applications will be kept in the review pipeline for 90 days from the submission date.  If the application is not funded at the end of 90 days, it will expire and automatically be denied. Unless your program does not meet our eligibility guidelines, the denial is not a reflection of your organization, your program or the quality of your application as it is a reflection of the competitive nature of our program and the volume of applications received.  If your program meets eligibility guidelines and is not awarded a grant, we encourage you to apply again. Please reach out with any questions or if you need clarification on our grant review process. 
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Organization Information

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Program Information

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Funding History with Banfield Foundation
List the date and grant amount your organization has received from Banfield Foundation or Banfield Charitable Trust. If there is more than one response please select the 'Add Another Response' button. 

All files attached to this application must total less than 20 MB. Please compress your files at a free resource such as

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Briefly describe your organization and need for equipment. Please be sure to incorporate the following:
  1. General information about your organization, your various programs and the need for this medical equipment.
  2. Estimate the number of pets this equipment will impact and the geographic reach of your program.
  3. Where and when will this equipment be used, if you are in the process of building or remodeling a clinic, please provide details including construction timeline, estimated completion date, etc.
  4. Please provide information on how the equipment will be utilized and who will be using it, i.e. staff veterinaries, certified veterinary technicians, volunteer veterinarians, etc. Will a licensed veterinarian order the equipment?
  5. Describe your plan for evaluating the impact of this equipment for your organization, staff, community, number of pets helped by your organization, etc.
  6. Will you be collaborating with other organizations? If so please list.
  7. List all funders for which you have received or requested funding for this project, including amounts.
  8. In your last full year of operation, what percentage of the funds you raised went directly to support programs?
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Program Budget
Please attach a detailed program budget, including type of equipment, model numbers, manufacturer, purchase price, etc. If you have a purchase order or quote for the equipment, please include.
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Photos or diagrams
Please attach photos of clinic or vehicle where equipment will be used. If part of a larger project such as a surgical suite or area under construction, please include a diagram of the project.
All files attached to this application must total less than 20 MB. Please compress your files or attach in a zip folder.
IRS 501(c)(3) Determination Letter
If you are a governmental organization and not a 501(c)(3) please email for instructions.
Other Attachments
If you have any other attachments that you would like to add (e.g. full organizational budget, references from organizations with whom you collaborate, news and PR, or photos) please attach them below. If you have more than one file to attach please select 'Add another response.'
All files attached to this application must total less than 20 MB. Please compress your files at a free resource such as