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How to apply for a Rachael Ray No-Kill Excellence Grant

Please review the following instructions and information carefully because we’ve made some significant changes to the process.  

1. Save a community level snapshot. 

2. Download your stats and coalition verification from Shelter Animals Count (SAC).

3. Apply via our new grant management platform.

  • This is a new system and it is not connected to our Network partner list, so if you did not submit a full application during our grant last cycle, you will need to create a new account.. If you need help, you can access our instructions, which include tutorial videos on registering and navigating the platform.
  • Note: You can save your progress and do not have to complete your application in one sitting.
  • When you are ready to submit, you must click “submit application.” Failure to do so will keep your application in “draft” status without being considered for funding.

Our grant cycle is now closed and we are no longer accepting applications. 

If you have questions not included in the instructions above or on other grant pages, please email us at

Please note that during an open grant cycle, our response time to emails and voicemails is significantly delayed. We ask that you take the time to ensure you meet all requirements and plan for those items you want us to check on. Since we are unable to fast track applications for partnership or respond to urgent requests during this time, we appreciate your understanding.