Grants Program

Thank you for your interest in our grants program!

Our application period for 2020 is now closed. The 2021 application period will open June 1, 2021. We are currently awarding small grants, with the average grant amount being $250.

We have identified the following fields of interest for funding in 2020:

1) Rescue and shelter services–with an emphasis on programs that offer pet owner assistance in light of COVID-19

  • Includes services for domestic/companion/farm animals
  • Includes programs for feral/community cats

2) Wildlife Protection, Education and Rehabilitation Programs


To be considered for a grant from Ohio Animal Foundation an organization must:

Process and Timeline 

In order to better address increased needs due to COVID-19, we are shortening our grant application and award period this year. Applications will be accepted beginning June 1, 2020 and must be received by Ohio Animal Foundation by June 30, 2020. All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by our Grants Committee. The Grants Committee will then make funding recommendations to the full Ohio Animal Foundation Board of Directors at our August board meeting. Grant recipients will be sent a grant award letter, which must be signed and returned by September 30, 2020. Grant funds will be issued by October 31, 2020. A short grant report will be required when grant funds are spent, or by January 31, 2022.


Congratulations to our 2020 Grant Recipients:


Brukner Nature Center
Troy, Ohio

Pre-Release Enclosure Supplies


Feral Mountain
Warsaw, Ohio

TNR Program


Humane Society of Greater Dayton 
Dayton, Ohio

Give a Dog a Bone Program


Ohio Animal Advocates Columbus, Ohio

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