About the Funding Collaborative: 
Assisting Animals in Disasters/Emergencies

A funding collaborative to assist animals in disasters/emergencies has formed to streamline the grant application process for U.S.-based animal welfare organizations seeking disaster recovery support. For specific disasters in which this collaborative is active, applicants have the option to request support from multiple funders in one place – here -- rather than approaching participating funders individually. This system is designed to conserve resources among both grantmakers and grantseekers in times of crisis so that assistance can be dispatched with maximum efficiency. 

Particular disasters for which this application portal is available will be determined on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the individual organizations participating in this funding collaboration. Eligible disasters/emergencies must, at minimum, be significant enough to warrant a statewide State of Emergency declaration by the governor of one or more affected U.S. states. (Please note that disaster preparedness efforts, animal cruelty cases, and international requests are NOT eligible for support from the collaborative.) Disaster-specific Requests for Proposals (RFPs) will be issued to solicit applications for support.

Grants will be made to qualified animal welfare organizations and government agencies whose communities are suffering the impact of the given disaster. Grants will also be considered for organizations that have not been directly impacted by the disaster but are helping another organization in need -- for example, assisting with the intake of animals from an impacted area. Applicants that are providing assistance in disasters must have received a request from an Agency Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Applications from organizations that self-deploy will not be considered.

Please visit our Grant Opportunities periodically for updates.

INVITATION TO FUNDERS: In addition to our current participants, we invite other grantmakers (including private and community foundations) to join this collaborative effort at a regional or national level. Along with animal welfare funders, we also welcome the participation of grantmakers whose giving focus lies outside of animal welfare. To learn more, contact us. Please also see the Center for Disaster Philanthropy's information on the interdependence between human and animal welfare in disasters.