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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us at 360-784-7886.
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
Medications, vaccines, and/or anesthetic drugs
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
You are providing veterinary services to shelter
and/or owned pets
You have no more than five months available in
· You have not been awarded a COVID-19 Respond Grant
Please be prepared to upload the following attachments with
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.
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.
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.
If you have any questions regarding
eligibility, or questions related to grant applications, please don’t hesitate
to email us at email@example.com.