Our grant application period is currently closed.

Thank you for your interest in our grants program! Applications for the 2020 grant cycle will be accepted from June 1-30, 2020. 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:

  • Be an Ohio-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in good standing. We do not provide funding to individuals.
  • Submit a completed application. Click the link below to download a copy of the grant application (PDF file).

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 2019 Grant Recipients:


Brukner Nature Center
Troy, Ohio

Living with Bats


Herps Alive Foundation  South Euclid, Ohio

Aquatic Turtle Expansion


Ohio Bird Sanctuary  Mansfield, Ohio

Apollo’s Hideaway Field Classroom Supplies


Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay/Neuter Clinic Cincinnati, Ohio

Barn Cat Program