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Banfield Foundation has launched a COVID-19 Respond and Rebuild Grant program, providing immediate support to organizations helping owned and shelter pets receive care during these unprecedented times. Please see eligibility requirements and the application below.

Questions? Contact info@banfieldfoundation.org.

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Learn more about Banfield Foundation grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations.

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Banfield Foundation Grant Programs

Through our grant programs, the Banfield Foundation is committed to supporting nonprofit organizations that provide veterinary assistance to pet owners and work to keep pets in homes with their families.

All applicants must be nonprofit organizations with proof of 501(c)(3) status and running programs that deliver assistance to pets and their owners living in the United States. If you have questions or want more information, please e-mail info@banfieldfoundation.org or call 360-784-7866.

Announcement for Current Grant Recipients

If we have awarded your organization a grant in the past twelve months, please note:

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 Rebuild Grant.

We are allowing extensions up to six months on all final reports due this year. Please email Lane.Murphy@banfieldfoundation.org with questions, or for your grant’s final report form.

If you have grant funding we awarded to your organization that you were not able to use toward the program for which we approved your grant, we kindly request that you return funds to the Banfield Foundation so we may redirect toward immediate COVID-19 Respond and Rebuild Grants. Please contact Lane.Murphy@banfieldfoundation.org to arrange the return of your unused funding, or to make an appeal for using funds toward your organization’s pressing needs. Per our grant Terms and Conditions, we will need to approve any use of funds which were not outlined in your approved grant application. We appreciate your understanding.

COVID-19 Respond and Rebuild Grants

COVID-19 Respond and Rebuild Grants provide financial support to nonprofit animal organizations, local/state government agencies, and veterinary schools impacted by COVID-19. Grant opportunities will be offered in two phases: (1) immediate support through COVID-19 Respond Grants for organizations working to provide veterinary care to owned pets, and (2) COVID-19 Rebuild Grants, available beginning June 1, 2020 to assist organizations as they rebuild their capacity to care for pets and resume medical operations.

PLEASE NOTE: 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 Rebuild Grant.

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Disaster Relief Grants

Disaster Relief Grants provide financial support to nonprofit animal organizations and local/state government agencies whose communities have suffered the impact of natural or other disasters. Grants are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

PLEASE NOTE: Disaster Relief Grants do not fund COVID-19 requests for support in order to remain available to assist those impacted by natural or other disasters. We realize there are many organizations impacted by COVID-19, and we are committed to helping those who need it most. Please review the COVID-19 Respond and Rebuild Grant program for more information.

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Safer Together Grants

Our Safer Together Grant provides funding to pet-friendly domestic violence shelters, animal shelters, boarding facilities or foster care systems in order to help with veterinary care, temporary boarding, behavior training and funding of dedicated animal care positions in support of pets of domestic violence victims. 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.

We strongly encourage nonprofit organization leaders to contact us to discuss eligibility requirements before applying.

Safer Together Grant application deadlines are March 31 and September 30. Applications should arrive on or before the deadline date to be considered for funding for that cycle.

PLEASE NOTE: If required materials are not included, your application will not be considered for funding.

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Care Knows No Boundaries Grants

Our Care Knows No Boundaries (CKNB) grants enable veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians to remove the barriers that keep pets from receiving much-needed care.

Any veterinarian or certified veterinary technician within any Mars business segment in the United States is eligible to apply for funding to assist with travel expenses in the form of a CKNB grant. This grant enables global volunteer work that supports Mars Petcare’s purpose of A Better World for Pets.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended the Care Knows No Boundaries program until July 1, pending further developments.

HOPE Funds

HOPE Funds program offers financial assistance for income-qualified pet owners whose pet is suffering from an immediately life- threatening condition. You do not need to be an existing Banfield Pet Hospital to apply for HOPE Funds, but treatment will need to be done at a Banfield Pet Hospital. Due to the high demand for assistance, not everyone who applies for HOPE Funds will be approved, and the entire cost of your pet’s treatment will not be covered. All applications submitted must be reviewed for both medical and financial eligibility.

Please contact your local Banfield Pet Hospital for more information and eligibility. Visit Banfield.com for locations near you.

Veterinary Medical Equipment Grants

Our Veterinary Medical Equipment Grants provide financial support to nonprofit animal organizations and local/state government agencies to purchase veterinary medical equipment for on-site animal shelter veterinary clinics, low-cost veterinary practices, mobile veterinary units, disaster relief vehicles, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: We are not accepting Medical Equipment Grant applications at this time. We realize there are many organizations impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, and we are committed to helping those who need it most. If your organization is in immediate need of equipment or supplies to serve owned and/or shelter pets or will need medical equipment, supplies or assistance from additional medical teams to rebuild your capacity to care for pets, please consider applying for a COVID-19 Rebuild Grant available June 1, 2020.

Veterinary Assistance Grants

Veterinary Assistance Grants provide financial support to nonprofit animal organizations and local/state government agencies to fund veterinary care programs for pet owners who meet established financial qualifications.

PLEASE NOTE: We are not accepting Veterinary Assistance Grant applications at this time. We realize there are many organizations impacted by COVID-19, and we are committed to helping those who need it most. If your organization provides veterinary care to owned pets, please consider applying for a COVID-19 Respond and Rebuild Grant.

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