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A compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to animal welfare.


Web Sites

18 Federal Assistance Programs to Preserve Endangered Species
http://www.educationmoney.com/animal_conserv.html
The following programs are provided by the Department of Agriculture, the Department of the Interior and other agencies, and were created for the development of wildlife protection plans and conservation of various endangered animals. EducationMoney.com provides an interesting repackaging of information from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits : Environment.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

The Alternatives Research and Development Foundation (ARDF)
http://www.ardf-online.org/
As part of its continuing efforts to encourage the use of alternatives to traditional uses of laboratory animals in basic research, testing, and education, the ARDF is soliciting research proposals to develop such methods. Funding of up to $40,000 each is available to support individual projects at U.S. universities and institutions.
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American Humane Association
http://www.americanhumane.org/protecting-animals/shelter-professionals/grants/
Provides a list of grant opportunities available for animal welfare agencies, including the Second Chance Fund, Foreclosure Pet Grants, and the Meacham Foundation Memorial Grants.
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American Humane Association
Meacham Foundation Memorial Grants
http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/professional-resources/for-shelter-professionals/grant-programs/meacham-foundation.html
The Meacham Foundation Memorial Grant (administered by the American Humane Association) was established in 1969, in memory of Tressa Meacham, to provide financial assistance to agencies for shelter expansion or improvements. Grant money must be used to increase and/or improve the quality of care given to animals. The fund will not provide for vehicles, operating expenses, or general maintenance and upkeep. Recipients must be incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are current members of AHA at the Agency level. Grants may be awarded in any amount up to $4,000.
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American Humane Association
Red Star Emergency Grant
http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/professional-resources/for-shelter-professionals/grant-programs/red-star-emergency-grant.html
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American Humane Association
Second Chance Fund
http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/programs/shelter-services/second-chance-fund/
The Second Chance Fund is an exciting initiative that partners American Humane and Bayer Animal Health to help give animal victims of abuse or neglect a second chance at life. The cost to medically treat an abused stray can easily become overwhelming for any animal welfare organization. The Second Chance Fund was established through a generous donation by Bayer Animal Health makers of Advantage® flea control for cats and dogs and K9 Advantix™ mosquito, tick, and flea control for dogs to help offset the cost of treating homeless animal victims of abuse or neglect. Financial assistance is provided, in select cases, to animal welfare organizations responsible for the temporary care of animals as they are prepared for adoption into permanent, loving homes.
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American Kennel Club's Humane Fund
Disaster Relief Funding
http://www.akchumanefund.org
Offers grants to nonprofit organizations that serve pets and pet owners in the wake of natural disasters. The fund also awards grants to domestic abuse shelters that welcome victims of domestic violence along with their pets. Animal shelters may be eligible to apply. For more information contact Daphna Straus, American Kennel Club, at dxs@akc.org
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American Society for the Prevention of Cruely to Animals
Equine Fund
http://www.aspcapro.org/equine
The ASPCA Equine Fund provides generous grants to non-profit equine welfare organizations in the United States for the purpose of reducing the suffering of horses, mules and donkeys who have been abandoned or cruelly treated. Grants are typically given as cash awards, sponsorships, executive and technical assistance or training.
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Amie’s Place Foundation
http://www.amiesplacefoundation.org/html/apply.html
Provides grants for nonprofit organizations that provide direct services for critically and chronically ill children and adults, veterans, frail older adults, and women and children fleeing domestic violence who risk losing their pets because no one is there to help. For more information contact info@amiesplacefoundation.org
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Animal Assistance Foundation
http://www.aaf-fd.org/
Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations located in Colorado or directly benefiting Colorado pet owners. Grants for long-term funding, endowment funds, or retirement of debt will not be considered. AAF is interested in making grants that demonstrate new approaches to animal care and the understanding of the importance of animals. Priorities are to promote the welfare of animals regarding (1) accessibility to care, (2) quality of care, and (3) self-sufficiency of animal care organizations.
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Animal Behavior Society Grants Links
http://animalbehaviorsociety.org/grants-and-awards
Funding seems to be directed more to individuals rather than nonprofit activities.
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AnimalConcerns.org
Resources for Nonprofits
http://www.animalconcerns.org/categories.html?catid=15
The Animal Concerns Community is a project of the EnviroLink Network, a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental and animal rights/welfare resources since 1991. This community serves as a clearinghouse for information on the Internet related to animal rights and welfare.
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Animal Legal Defense Fund
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Grants
The SALDF Project Grant grants, a program of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, are designed to assist recognized chapters in fulfilling their mission “to provide a forum for education, advocacy, and scholarship aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system, and raising the profile of the field of animal law.” The maximum grant amount is $500 and each SALDF chapter is eligible for $500 in grants per semester ($1000 per fiscal year). Applications may be submitted at any time and will generally be considered within two weeks from the date ALDF receives a completed application. All applications must be signed by the group chair or leader as representative of the chapter. SALDF travel grants are also available to chapters for designated events such as ALDF sponsored conferences and NCAL’s National Animal Advocacy Competitions. For a copy of the grant application form or information about forming a SALDF chapter, please contact Liberty Mulkani at lmulkani@aldf.org or (707) 769-7771 x 18.
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AnimalSheltering.org's Financial Assistance Directory for Humane Societies
http://www.animalsheltering.org/resources/all-topics/fundraising.html
If your organization is looking for fund-raising opportunities beyond the traditional campaigns directed at members of the community, this list of national grant programs for humane groups is a good place to start. Where applicable, listings include the goals of the grant-making organization, funding ranges, application deadlines, and contact information. Many grant-making organizations at the state and regional levels are not included in this list, so be sure to research funding possibilities within your geographical area. Current possibilities include the DJ&T Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Inc., the Edith J. Goode Residuary Trust, Maddie's Fund, the Meacham Foundation Memorial Grant, the William and Charlotte Parks Foundation for Animal Welfare, PETsMART Charities, Planet Dog Philanthropy, the Rio Vista Fund, and the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Animal Welfare RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest
Posted by the Foundation Center RFP Bulletin

http://www.philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps?search=1&tags_interest[]=animal+welfare
Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.
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Animal Welfare Trust
http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/awt/
Devoted to promoting the well being of the animal community. Offers grants to organizations whose work helps reduce animal suffering and/or raises public consciousness toward related issues.
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Banfield Charitable Trust
http://www.banfieldcharitabletrust.org/grants/
Funding priorities are focused on programs that provide a direct solution to avoid surrender or separation of companion pets from families. We will consider equine programs as long as the program is designed to keep companion horses with their owners.
Some of the program types we fund are: • Basic veterinary care for financially-challenged companion pet owners and families.
• Programs that help the vulnerable population (homeless, seriouslyill, homebound, disabled, domestic abuse victims, etc.) care for or keep their pets.
• Companion pet food banks.
• Education programs that directly relate to keeping companion pets and their people together.
• Behavior modification programs to correct inappropriate companion pet behaviors so that pets may remain in the home.
• Disaster preparedness and response
The Banfield Charitable Trust does not fund:
• Spay and neuter or adoption programs.
• General humane education programs.
• Behavior modification programs for pets awaiting adoption.
• Indirect operating expenses, deficit reduction, or general administrative overhead expenses. Unrelated salary expenses will not be considered. • Fundraising campaigns, including special events.
• Grants to individuals, or to provide support for business enterprise.
• International programs.
• Programs that relate to or promote a specific political position.
• Construction costs for new buildings or remodeling proposals.
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(Bernice) Barbour Foundation
http://www.bernicebarbour.org/
Awards grants for hands-on animal care projects. Funds only shelters with a mandatory spay/neuter policy before adoption. To be considered, the organization must have completed at least one year of hands-on animal care. Does not fund shelters for exotics, or species not indigenous to the U.S. Grants are made in the fall, with funds mailed in December.
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Best Friends Animal Society
No More Homeless Pets
Animal Welfare Organization Resources
http://www.bestfriends.org/nomorehomelesspets/resourcelibrary/fororganizations.cfm
Look for the fundraising section for :

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DJ&T Foundation Online Center
http://www.djtfoundation.org/
The goal of the DJ&T Foundation, established by Bob Barker of the Price is Right, is to fund low-cost or free spay/neuter clinics and subsidize voucher programs as a way to help relieve animal overpopulation. Clinic Grants are awarded to organizations that operate, or are planning to open, low-cost spay/neuter clinics, including mobile clinics. Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) Grants are awarded to organizations with established public outreach programs for socialized companion animals with homes or organizations that are planning to establish such a program. The Foundation is most committed to making grants to deserving organizations at the grassroots level. Nonprofit organizations throughout the United States are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted year-round.
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Dogs Trust
https://dogstrustinternational.com/
The largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Our mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. Each year we care for around 16,000 dogs at our nationwide network of rehoming centres, and no healthy dog is ever destroyed. Dogs Trust also provides practical assistance to animal welfare organisations working outside the UK, who are striving to make meaningful and lasting improvements to dog welfare in their own communities. We have established an international grant programme to help not for profit, non-governmental animal welfare organisations run projects that will make lasting improvements to dog welfare within their own communities. Projects we tend to support include youth and adult education, stray dog population control, veterinary care and veterinary training. We do not have any geographical exclusions, other than the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland as we already fund these elsewhere. We can only provide funds for projects that enhance dog welfare; no grants may be used for helping other species. Applications are received all year round and grants will be considered on a rolling basis. We provide grants ranging from around $80 up to $80,000.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

(Geraldine R.) Dodge Foundation
http://www.grdodge.org/
Grant giving in the Welfare of Animals Program has a strong focus on companion animal needs in New Jersey through the foundation’s New Jersey Animal Assistance Program. Though funding is limited, New Jersey shelters may apply for capital improvement projects. The foundation offers grants: 1) to diminish the numbers of unwanted cats and dogs; 2) to improve the conditions under which surrendered animals are kept; and 3) to foster the humane treatment of animals.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Foundation Funding for Refinements in Animal Research
http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/newsletters/v11n1/11n1thom.htm
Text of a presentation by Eve Lloyd Thompson, Treasurer & Secretary of the Bernice Barbour Foundation, appearing in Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin, Summer 2000, Vol. 11 No. 1-2.
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(Regina Bauer) Frankenberg Foundation
http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/frankenberg/
The Foundation supports organizations and programs that promote the care, conservation, treatment, well being, and prevention of cruelty to animals. Grants fund animal welfare efforts that protect endangered and threatened species and reduce homelessness, mistreatment, and euthanasia of companion animals. Under the wild animal category, the Foundation funds national programs. Preference is given to programs and organizations serving New York City and neighboring counties in the companion animal category. Organizations receiving support must not engage in or supply animals for vivisection.
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The Fund for Animals
http://www.fundforanimals.org/
The Fund for Animals was founded in 1967 by prominent author and animal advocate Cleveland Amory, and has spearheaded some of the most historic and significant events in the history of the animal protection movement. With regional offices working around the country on hard-hitting animal advocacy campaigns, and animal care facilities such as the world-famous Black Beauty Ranch, The Fund is one of the largest and most active organizations working for the cause of animals throughout the world.
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FundsNet Animal and Wildlife Grants
http://www.fundsnetservices.com/searchresult/19/Animal-&-Wildlife-Grants.html
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Glaser Progress Foundation
http://www.glaserprogress.org/
As Mahatma Gandhi famously said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Helping to create a more compassionate society, the Foundation partners with focused, progressive, national animal protection organizations. With the twin goals of increasing legal rights for animals, while decreasing the amount of their suffering, we focus resources specifically on great apes and farmed animals -- the animals most like us, and the animals we like most to eat. Though frequently asked, the Foundation does not fund companion animal shelters or animal sanctuaries.
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Hal and Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation
http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/publications/pdfs/huntingwildlifehabitat/Landowners_Guide/Introduction/Glassen.htm
The Hall & Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. The Foundation was established in 1992 to receive and administer funds for these charitable and educational purposes:

The Foundation provides financial assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, match funds and other support to 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organizations whose mission statements are supportive of these objectives.
Also listed under Lansing Area and Michigan Grant Makers.
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Maddie's Fund: The Pet Rescue Foundation
http://www.maddies.org/
Maddie's Fund intends to help build a no-kill nation by assisting communities across the country in developing adoption guarantees for all adoptable shelter dogs and cats. We want to do this by financially supporting collaborations of no-kill animal welfare organizations working with local animal control shelters, traditional shelters and private veterinarians to reduce the deaths of adoptable shelter dogs and cats to zero in 5 years or less.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Michigan State University Veterinary Program
Irondog Fund
http://irondogfund.org/
Irondog is a charity that raises money for animals whose owners cannot afford their medical care. IRONDOG members raise pledges for completion of endurance athletic events. These funds will be used to support the medical and surgical management of dogs and cats hospitalized at Michigan State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. With the increasing cost of veterinary care and the current state of Michigan’s economy, many pet owners are forced to make difficult decisions based on financial constraints. In many of these cases, curative treatment options are available, yet not affordable. If we can help just one animal and its family then the vision of Irongdog will be fulfilled.
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Morris Animal Foundation
http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/
Morris Animal Foundation is a 57-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring a healthier tomorrow for companion animals and wildlife. Since its inception, the Foundation has funded more than 1,150 humane animal health studies with funds exceeding $36 million. One hundred percent of all annual, unrestricted contributions support animal health studies, not administration or the cost of fund raising. For more information, call (800) 243-2345.
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National Anti-Vivisection Society Sanctuary Fund
http://www.navs.org
An emergency assistance program created in 1998 designed to serve animals in dire situations where immediate intervention is necessary. Through the NAVS Sanctuary Fund, we are able to provide the money necessary to finance a rescue effort without having to go through the time and expense of sending out an appeal to our members. In every case, the fund's money is used to help ensure permanent, lifetime care for all the animals involved. NAVS Sanctuary Fund has awarded over a million dollars in grants that have helped rebuild shelters destroyed in hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters, rescued animals from abusive situations, conducted wildlife rehabilitation efforts, and supported innovative spay/neuter programs. For more information or to download an application, please visit www.navs.org .
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Parks Foundation for Animal Welfare
http://www.parksfoundation.org/
The William and Charlotte Parks Foundation for Animal Welfare provides grants for humane programs, including grassroots activities or academic studies in areas such as humane laboratory practices for animals used in research and education; research on euthanasia methods; humane treatment and handling of food animals; issues concerning the use of animals in fur ranching and the trapping of fur-bearing animals; methods of population control of companion animals and of so-called pest animals; and international projects to improve conditions for animals. Awards may also be made for specific projects that benefit animals, construction of shelters, or general operating costs. Grants will not normally be awarded to improve animal health, to assist local spay/neuter efforts, to save endangered species, to rehabilitate wildlife, or to support political candidates.
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PETCO Foundation
http://www.petco.com/Content/Content.aspx?PC=welfareapplication&Nav=384
The PETCO Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that supports other IRS designated non-profit, pet-related groups as well as municipal agencies and educational institutions involved in animal welfare causes. PETCO Foundation's direct mission is to: "Support community organizations and efforts that enhance the lives of companion animals while strengthening the bond between people and pets." We are funded by donations and several yearly fundraisers; currently there are over 4,000 organizations signed up with us as Charitable Partners. Entry submitted by Sharon Sayegh, Administrative Assistant, PETCO Foundation; Office: (626) 291-2093.
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PetSmart Charities
http://www.petsmartcharities.org/
Provides limited financial assistance to fund innovative programs, with measurable results, that help accomplish its mission. Nonprofit animal welfare organizations, municipal animal control facilities, and educational establishments are eligible to apply.
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Planet Dog Foundation
http://www.planetdogfoundation.org/
The Planet Dog Foundation strives to support worthy organizations through a grant-making program designed to financially support not-for-profit partners nationwide. The goals of our grant program are to fund new and proven initiatives that bring people and pets together for mutual benefit and support. Funding will be allocated nationwide to promote and financially support service-oriented canine activities, including service dogs; therapy dogs; animal-assisted therapy; search and rescue dogs; police, fire, and military dogs; and other innovative canine service programs.
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The Pollination Project Foundation
http://www.thepollinationproject.org
The Pollination Project makes seed grants of $1,000 each to social entrepreneurs with a practical vision for doing good in the world. The organizations will make one grant every day for a year for projects in the environment, justice, human rights, arts and culture, animal rights and welfare, and community health and wellness. Grants will not support established organizations or corporations; grantees' time or services; projects that have already raised over $10,000 since inception; scholarships and training fees; and projects where the primary benefit is to the grantee or to any one individual.
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RedRover Relief
http://www.redrover.org/grants
RedRover Relief provides financial assistance grants and additional resources so pet owners and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care. Visit the website for eligibility requirements and application information. RedRover also offers financial assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets.
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(Albert) Schweitzer Animal Welfare Fund
1200 Fairchild Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27105; Fax: ( 336) 744-5289
Provides grants for a variety of innovative animal welfare programs, including humane education, enhancing humane shelter operation, wildlife protection or implementing solutions to animal overpopulation. Write or fax for an application packet.

Scott Charitable Trust
KeyBank Nonprofit Asset Services
127 Public Sq., 17th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114-1306
The primary purpose of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust is to promote the humane treatment of companion animals. Proposals related to other species, including wildlife, may also be considered. Projects outside Ohio should be of national scope or significance. In carrying out the wishes of Mr. Scott, the trustees have made research, education, and current interventions the priorities. All recipients must be nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. For more information call 216-556-4062.
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Summerlee Foundation
http://www.summerlee.org
Since its inception, The Summerlee Foundation has promoted a new ethic towards our fellow beings through its international grantmaking program in support of rescue research, advocacy, and education. Grants have assisted a wide variety of projects, including companion animal issues, predator protection and research, sanctuary and refuge, and endangered species issues. Many of these projects have been controversial; all of them have been critically important. Priority is given to shelters in low-income areas.
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Top 50 FC 1000 Foundations Awarding Grants to Recipients in Michigan, for Environment and Animals, 2011
http://data.foundationcenter.org/#/fc1000/subject:environment/state:MI/top:foundations/list/2011
Source: Foundation Stats, 2013, courtesy of the Foundation Center.
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University of Wisconsin Madison
Grant Information Center
Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Funding Directory
http://grants.library.wisc.edu/organizations/animals.html
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Wildlife Without Borders
http://www.fws.gov/international/wildlife-without-borders/
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Division of International Conservation works with partners worldwide to conserve fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats, and maintain the integrity of ecological processes beyond our borders, for present and future generations.Check the grants tab for information about funding opportunities.
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William and Charlotte Parks Foundation
see Parks Foundation

The Winn Feline Foundation
http://www.winnfelinehealth.org/
The Winn Feline Foundation is a nonprofit organization affiliated with The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc., which supports research into medical problems affecting cats. The Winn Feline Foundation makes funds up to $15,000 available each year for such studies. Funded study areas include altering, analgesia, anesthesia, asthma, bacterial disease, diabetes, and many others. For more information, contact The Winn Feline Foundation, 1805 Atlantic Ave., PO Box 1005, Manasquan, NJ 08736-0805, tel: (732) 528-9797, fax: (732) 528-7391. Note: Take a look at the site map page within the the Cat Fanciers' Association Web Page to find out more about the Winn Feline Foundation.
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Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

NATIONAL GUIDE TO FUNDING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND ANIMAL WELFARE. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center TD169.6 .N37
Covers over 2,000 grantmakers that fund nonprofits involved in international conservation, ecological research, waste reduction, animal welfare, and much more. Most entries include representative grants indicating where a grantmaker's real interests lie. Entries provide data on the grantmaker's address and contact person, financial status, giving priorities, application information, and officers and directors. Keep latest three editions in Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center -- 2000, 2002, 2004.
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits : Environment

 

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