SAFER TOGETHER GRANT APPLICATION

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SAFER TOGETHER GRANT OVERVIEW


Thank you for your interest in applying for a Safer Together Grant from the Banfield Foundation. Through this grant, we support 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.

You may request up to $15,000 in funding, which can only be used for:

·        Veterinary Care (should be at least 50% of grant dollars requested): 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 grant dollars requested): 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 

Please be prepared to upload the following attachments with your application:

·        A narrative including the goals and activities of your program, geographic reach, budgetary concerns, and plan for evaluation of program success.

·        Program budget (adhering to budget criteria above).

·        Organizational budget.

·        Most recent financial statements. Please provide audited statements, if available.

·        IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter.


Safer Together Grant Cycles

First cycle opens March 1st with last day for submissions on March 31st, and awards announced in April. The second cycle opens September 1st with last day for submissions on September 30th, and awards announced in October.

 

 

Gap Year Rule

Organizations can only be approved for funding for two consecutive years for the Veterinary Assistance Grant, Medical Equipment Grant, and/or Safer Together Grant. If you have been funded by the Banfield Foundation for the last two years, you will not be considered for a third year of funding. After a gap year, you will, however, be able to apply for any of these grant programs again. Our gap year rule does not apply to organizations funded by our Disaster Relief Grant.

 

 

Contact Information

If you have any questions on whether your organization is eligible, or any questions related to grant applications, please don’t hesitate to email Lane at Lane.Murphy@Banfieldfoundation.org.  

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Organization Information


If you are a governmental organization and do not have an EIN, please email info@banfieldfoundation.org for instructions




 









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Narrative


Submit a narrative that describes in detail your organization and how your program will work. Please copy and paste the following questions and provide your answers directly underneath. (Maximum length: five pages).

 

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

-   Briefly describe your organization’s history and major accomplishments.

-   Describe your current programs and activities.

-   Who is your constituency? How do they benefit from this program and/or your organization?

B. Describe your program in detail, incorporating the following points:

-   Problem statement: What problems, needs, or issues does your program address?

-   How does this program provide a long-term solution to solve the problem?

-   How does the program keep pets with their families?

-   Describe the program’s goals and activities involved in this request.

-   How many pets and families will be helped by your program this year?

-   What is the geographic reach of your program? (Please list counties and states covered)

-   Indicate other funding sources for this program.

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

-   How will you measure the success of the program? 

-   How will you track results?

-   What questions will be addressed?

-   Who will be involved in evaluating this work?

-   How will the evaluation results be used?

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


You may request up to $15,000 in funding, which can only be used for:

·        Veterinary Care (should be at least 50% of grant dollars requested): 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 grant dollars requested): 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 

 

Please attach:

1.    Budget for the program for which you are requesting funding. If you are requesting funds for temporary shelter, please provide the average cost per pet per day 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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All files attached to this application must total less than 20 MB. Please compress your files at a free resource such as smallpdf.com
 
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.

4.    Include your organization’s Whistleblower policy and Conflict of Interest policy, if available.

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


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

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