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COVID-19 RESPOND AND REBUILD GRANT OVERVIEW

     

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: In April and May, we supported organizations as they immediately worked to keep pets and their families together by providing affordable and accessible veterinary care. This phase of our COVID-19 Grant is no longer accepting applications.

 

COVID-19 Rebuild Grants: Effective immediately, we are now accepting applications for our COVID-19 Rebuild Grants to assist impacted organizations as they recover and resume normal operations in caring for owned and/or shelter pets. Please review eligibility requirements and application below.

 

As ever, we are here for you. With any grant-related questions, please email info@banfieldfoundation.org or call us at 360-784-7886. 

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COVID-19 Rebuild Grant Overview

Thank you for your interest in applying for a COVID-19 Rebuild Grant from the Banfield Foundation. This grant supports non-profit organizations, local/state governmental organizations, and veterinary schools that are now resuming and rebuilding their capacity to provide care to shelter and/or owned pets through their on-site facility. This grant is not intended to help organizations expand, but rather to resume and rebuild capacity to care for pets and adapt to a new way of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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:

·        Medications, vaccines, and/or anesthetic drugs

·        Equipment

·        Pay for additional or overtime staffing needs

·        Other needs directly related to the operation of your on-site veterinary clinic

 

We prioritize our funding for organizations with no more than five months available in reserves and that serve shelter and/or owned companion animals (we do not fund equine/livestock/wildlife programs). This grant is not intended to fund pet food, general overhead, administrative, fundraising, or marketing expenses.

 

You are eligible to apply if:

·        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 shelter and/or owned pets

·        You have no more than five months available in reserves

·        You have not been awarded a COVID-19 Respond Grant

 

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, need for the funding for which you are applying, and plan for resuming or rebuilding capacity to care for shelter and/or owned pets.

·        Program budget.

·        Organization budget outlining amount of funding you have in reserves.

·        IRS 501(c)(3) 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 Rebuild Grant.

 

Review Timeline

We are accepting and awarding applications for the COVID-19 Rebuild Grant on an ongoing basis, and you can expect to hear back from us about a decision within three weeks. We cannot, unfortunately, support every organization that needs our help. If we are unable to approve your COVID-19 Rebuild Grant application, this certainly isn’t a reflection of how we feel about your organization, and we encourage you to apply for our Veterinary Assistance Grant and Medical Equipment Grant available again January, 2021.

 

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding eligibility, or questions related to grant applications, please don’t hesitate to email us at info@banfieldfoundation.org.  

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Narrative

Submit a narrative that describes in as much detail as possible your organization and need for this grant. Please copy and paste the following questions and provide your answers directly underneath. Please limit your narrative document to five pages at most.

 

  1. General information about your organization, various programs, and accomplishments.
  2. How has your organization been impacted, both financially and operationally, by COVID-19?
  3. How many shelter pets do you provide veterinary care for yearly? How many owned pets do you provide veterinary care for yearly?
  4. Estimate the number of pets that you expect to help with the requested funding amount.
  5. Describe your on-site veterinary clinic or mobile clinic, including the veterinary team who operates it.
  6. What is the geographic reach of your organization?
  7. Describe in as much detail as possible what you are requesting funds for, including:
  • What specifically are you requesting funding for?
  • How will these funds help your organization resume and rebuild capacity to care for pets?
  • What impact will this have on your organization?
  • What impact will this have on the pets you care for?

  1. Describe your organization’s plan for resuming and rebuilding capacity to care for owner and/or shelter pets. Assuming you’ve had to find new ways of working, how do you plan to shift operations going forward?
  2. In your last full year of operation, what percentage of the funds you raised went directly to support programs?
  3. What is your organization’s yearly operating budget, and what amount do you currently have in reserves?

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Program Budget

Please attach a budget for how you would use this grant award.

Note:

  • Funds from this grant can be used for medications/vaccines/drugs, equipment, staffing, or other.
  • We expect funding would be expended within six months.
  • This grant cannot fund pet food, general overhead, administrative, fundraising, marketing expenses, or treatment at other veterinary clinics.
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Organization Budget

Please attach:

  • Your organization’s operational budget for the year, including how much funding you currently have in reserves.
  • Your organization’s current year to date budget to actual financial report as of the last month ending.
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IRS 501(c)(3) Determination Letter (or Letter 4076C for government agencies)
If you are a governmental organization and not a 501(c)(3) please email info@banfieldfoundation.org for instructions.
Other Attachments

If you have any other attachments that you would like to add (e.g. program brochures, news and PR, other comments, or photos) please attach them below. If you have more than one, please select 'Add another response.'

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