Grants

Requirements for applying for a grant

Requirements for applying for a grant

Please note that during an open grant cycle, our response time to emails and voicemails is significantly delayed. We ask that you make sure you meet all requirements and plan ahead for those items you need us to check on. We appreciate your cooperation. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Save Them All grants are open only to Best Friends Network partners. All applicants must be approved partners as of Friday, October 13, 2017. You can check our Network partner list to see if you are listed as a current partner. To learn more about our Network partner program and how to apply, please click here.

  • Grants are not open to NKUT Coalition members. If you are a partner in UT and are interested in applying for a grant, please contact Tracy Kelley at tracyk@bestfriends.org

  • If you have an open Save Them All, Rachael Ray Save Them All, or large grant in progress with Best Friends, you are not eligible to apply for a new one.

  • Programs must be within the United States (all 50 states).

Data Reporting Requirements

  • Applicants must be up to date with reporting in Shelter Animals Count through August 2017- if you are unsure of your data status, please log in to Shelter Animals Count. Click here to determine if your group is required to report in Shelter Animals Count.

  • Please note, all partners are required to have submitted stats, so please read the above information carefully to determine how to report stats if you have not yet done so.

Requirements for Grant Recipients

  • Awarded grant funds must be spent within a one-year period. 
  • Organizations receiving grants must agree to track and report the following: 

    • Detailed documentation of how the funds were spent, and if requested copies of receipts, adoption contracts, and other documentation to support your outcomes.

    • For adoption and spay/neuter projects- data and details on the following (depending on project type) will be submitted monthly:

      • Dog adoptions

      • Cat adoptions

      • Dog spay/neuter

      • Cat spay/neuter

    • For intake prevention projects- we will ask monthly for main program statistics, depending on your project, such as:

      • Number of families served

      • Intake reduction at your local municipal shelter

      • Number of animals trained

    • For all projects, the following statistics for the municipal shelter serving your target area will be submitted quarterly for a baseline year and your grant period:

      • Dog intakes

      • Dog live outcomes

      • Dog euthanasia

      • Cat intakes

      • Cat live outcomes

      • Cat euthanasia

    • Please note, failure to submit timely and accurate reports on the progress of your project can impact your ability to receive future funding.