Application for Safer Together Grant

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Banfield Foundation
GUIDELINES FOR SAFER TOGETHER GRANT APPLICANTS

These grants supports programs that help the pets of domestic violence victims with temporary shelter on-site at domestic violence shelters, animal shelters, foster families, and/or boarding facilities.  Funding can be awarded to the domestic violence shelter or to a non-profit housing the pets which has a formal established relationship with at least one non-profit domestic violence shelter.


Please be prepared to provide the following attachments:

  • A narrative including the goals and activities of your program, geographic reach, budgetary concerns, and plan for evaluation of program success.
  • Program budget.
  • Screening criteria and expense tracking plan.
  • IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter.
  • Previously funded applicants by the Banfield Foundation or Banfield Charitable Trust must include their most recent final report and expense tracking or their application will be considered incomplete.

Funds can be used for:

  •        Veterinary Care (should be at least 50% of grant dollars requested/used): basic and preventive care, urgent/emergency care, including spay/neuter or to help fund certified veterinary technician or veterinarian on staff delivering regular care

  •        Animal Support Specialist (limited to 25% of total grant dollars): Staff person responsible for overall health and well-being of pets in the shelter, including providing care and cleaning of pets and pet area, foster family placement (if needed), intake, arranging vet care and transport to vet/groomers and purchasing pet supplies

  •        Temporary Boarding: this applies to programs with and without on-site pet shelters to have funds to cover the cost of immediate shelter when an on-site shelter is full as well as foster care expenses if the shelter does not have the ability to house pets on-site.

  •        Behavior Training 

Maximum Grant Award:  $15,000.00


Safer Together Grant Cycles:  Opens March 1st with last day for submissions on March 31st.  Second cycle opens September 1st and last day for submissions is September 30th.    March cycle awards will be announced in April.  September cycle awards will be announced in October.

 

2019 Safer Together Kick Off Grant application:  Please use this application as well to apply for funding for capital projects designed to enhance dedicated pet spaces (outdoor spaces, build fences, etc.) or elevate the well-being of pets on-site.  Maximum award will be $25,000.  Applications will be accepted starting in March until April 30th.  Please note that you are applying for the capital grant funding in your narrative and Program name section when prompted during your submission.

 

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Funding History with Banfield Foundation
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Narrative
A. Briefly describe the project or program for which you are requesting a grant from the Banfield Foundation.   If you are applying for the Safer Together Capital Kick Off Grant for 2019, please indicate that in your narrative.

B. Provide an introduction and background of your organization incorporating the following points:

  1. Briefly describe your organization’s history and major accomplishments.
  2. Describe your current programs and activities.
  3. Who is your constituency? How do they benefit from this program and/or your organization?

C. Describe your project in detail, incorporating the following points:

  1. Problem statement: what problems, needs, or issues does your project address?
  2. How does the program keep pets with their families?
  3. Describe the program’s goals and activities involved in this request.
  4. How many pets and families will be helped by your project?
  5. How does this program provide a long-term solution to solve the problem?
  6. What is the geographic reach of your program?  (Please list counties and states covered)
  7. Indicate other funding sources for this program.

D. Describe your plan for evaluating the success of the project incorporating the following points:

  1. How will you measure the success of the program? 
  2. How will you track the result?
  3. What questions will be addressed?
  4. Who will be involved in evaluating this work?
  5. How will the evaluation results be used?
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Finances
  1. Project budget for the program for which you are requesting funding.  If you are requesting funds for temporary shelter, please provide the average cost per day per pet for sheltering.  Any program expenses for veterinary care, supplies, behavior training, etc. should be separate from the daily cost for sheltering.
  2. Most recent, completed full year organizational financial statement - audited, if available.
  3. Organization’s current annual operating budget.
  4. List individually other funding sources for this request. Include amounts whether received, committed or projected/pending.
  5. Describe your plans for future fundraising.
  6. A copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter or W9 if state/county/municipality.
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Organizational Structure
  1. Briefly summarize the qualifications of key individuals involved in the project.
  2. Provide a list of your current board of directors.
  3. Include an organizational chart showing decision-making structure.
Include your organization’s Whistleblower policy and Conflict of Interest policy.  If your organization doesn’t have these policies, and you would like to incorporate them, please contact us and we can provide blank forms for your use.
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Reporting

All organizations awarded funding will be required to submit a mid-term report and a final report including expense tracking.  Please indicate how you will provide the expense tracking report.

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If you have any questions about the grant application, required materials, funding priorities, etc., please don’t hesitate to contact us.  Grant applications must be submitted on-line by visiting the Programs page of our website at www.banfieldfoundation.org