Banfield Foundation

Giving back to the shelter & rescue community

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.

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.

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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 applications are accepted throughout March and September, with a deadline of March 31 and September 30 respectively.

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 further notice.

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, opens in new tab 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. We will resume funding for this program and begin accepting applications in January, 2021.

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. We will resume funding for this program and begin accepting applications in January, 2021.

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Additional Resources

If you are a nonprofit professional looking for funding for programs that fall outside our areas, we encourage you to check out these resources:

University of Wisconsin database of pet resources, opens in new tab Animal Shelter Tips: an online resource for pet owners and pet advocates, opens in new tab The Humane Society of the United States, opens in new tab Michigan State University Libraries, opens in new tab PetSmart Charities, opens in new tab ASPCA, opens in new tab Petco Foundation, opens in new tab Pedigree Foundation, opens in new tab Petfinder Foundation, opens in new tab Fundsnet Services, opens in new tab Foundation Center, opens in new tab Animal Grantmakers, opens in new tab American Humane Association, opens in new tab Maddie's Fund, opens in new tab The Miccio Foundation, opens in new tab The Patterson Foundation, opens in new tab Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, opens in new tab After the Finish Line (equine programs), opens in new tab Animal Disaster Funding Collaborative, opens in new tab Animal Welfare Trust (equine), opens in new tab The Binky Foundation (equine), opens in new tab Brennan Equine Welfare Fund, opens in new tab Equus Foundataion (equine), opens in new tab National Equine Resource Network, opens in new tab Thoroughbred Charities of America (equine), opens in new tab Bissell Pet Foundation, opens in new tab Albert Schweitzer Animal Welfare Fund, opens in new tab Animal Assistance Fund (Colorado only), opens in new tab Glaser Progress Foundation (Pacific Northwest only), opens in new tab The Summerlee Foundation, opens in new tab Build-A-Bear Foundation, opens in new tab DJ&T Foundation (Spay/Neuter only), opens in new tab Hugs and Kisses Animal Fund, opens in new tab Paws for Love Foundation, opens in new tab The Grey Muzzle Organization, opens in new tab AKC Humane Fund, opens in new tab ASPCA Grants, opens in new tab Society for Nonprofits, opens in new tab DogsTrust Worldwide, opens in new tab Laura J. Niles Foundation, Inc., opens in new tab The Jackson Galaxy Project/GreaterGood.org , opens in new tab(Domestic Violence pet programs only)