At the Banfield
Foundation, we believe all pets deserve access to veterinary care, shelter and
disaster relief. During these uncertain times, we remain committed to
supporting pets and the people who love them by providing grant funds to those
who need it most. To best support nonprofit, local/state government organizations,
and veterinary schools impacted by COVID-19, our COVID-19 Respond and Rebuild
Grant program will assist in two phases:
COVID-19 Respond Grants:
Effective immediately, we are accepting applications to support organizations
as they work to keep pets and their families together. Please review eligibility
requirements and application below.
COVID-19 Rebuild Grants: Once immediate COVID-19 impact has subsided, COVID-19 Rebuild Grants
will become available beginning June 1, 2020 to assist impacted organizations
as they recover and resume normal operations in caring for owned and/or shelter
pets. This grant can be used to fund medications, supplies, equipment, or
provide support for additional medical teams.
As ever, we are here
for you. With any grant-related questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call us at 360-784-7866.
COVID-19 Respond Grant
Thank you for your
interest in applying for a COVID-19 Respond Grant from the Banfield Foundation.
This grant supports programs of non-profit
organizations, local/state governmental organizations, and veterinary
schools that assist vulnerable community members with veterinary care for their
pets. By enabling access to veterinary care, your program is helping to keep pets
and families together.
Organizations with a
veterinary team and on-site veterinary clinic are eligible to apply for up to $10,000
in funding, which can be used for any type of veterinary care in support of low-income
or financially strained families. We prioritize our funding for programs that assist
income-qualified pet owners, have a maximum award per pet and/or per family,
and help companion animals (we do not fund equine/livestock assistance programs).
You are eligible to
You are a 501©3
nonprofit organization, local/state government agency, or veterinary school
Your organization has
a veterinary team and on-site veterinary clinic
You are providing
veterinary services to owned pets
You are verifying that
pet owners qualify financially for your assistance
Please be prepared to
upload the following attachments with your application:
A narrative explaining
the impact your organization has sustained due to the COVID-19 pandemic, goals
and activities of your veterinary assistance program, geographic reach, and
plan for evaluation of program success
outlining amount of funding you have in reserves.
Screening criteria and
expense tracking plan.
determination letter or Letter 4076C for local/state government agencies.
Gap Year Rule
We are suspending our usual
gap year rule. Even if we have funded your organization for the past two
consecutive years, you are eligible to apply for our COVID-19 Respond and
We are accepting and
awarding applications for the COVID-19 Respond Grant on an ongoing basis, and
you can expect to hear back from us about a decision within two weeks. We
cannot, unfortunately, support every organization that needs our help. If we
are unable to approve your COVID-19 Respond Grant application, we encourage you
to apply again at a later date, or check back for our COVID-19 Rebuild Grant
which will be available beginning June 1, 2020.
If you have any questions
regarding eligibility, or questions related to grant applications, please don’t
hesitate to email us at: email@example.com.