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Animal Welfare Grants that Celebrate No-Kill: The Rachael Ray No-Kill Excellence Grants

Best Friends’ Network partners that have already reached a 90% Save Rate face new challenges as they strive to sustain their lifesaving numbers. As leaders in the field, no-kill organizations are critical to our collective goal of making the entire country no-kill by 2025.  

The Rachael Ray No-Kill Excellence Grants fund projects that help no-kill organizations maintain their lifesaving while also assisting other organizations in their community reach the 90% threshold. These grants celebrate groups that are leading the movement through innovative partnerships, mentorships, and progressive collaborations within their community.  

We anticipate that funded projects will be related, but not exclusive, to: 

  • Helping hard-to-place animals 
  • Meeting critical staffing and medical needs 
  • Impacting regional growth 
  • Community mentorship programs  
  • Innovative animal shelter operations 

No-Kill Excellence Grants will fund scalable programs that support positive outcomes for animals in other network partner cities and emerging no-kill communities. 

Your organization can apply for a grant of up to $60,000

Applications will need to include 2019 data demonstrating that your organization reached and sustained a 90% save rate for at least one year.

Our Fall 2020 Cycle is now closed and we are no longer accepting applications. 

Check back for updates on our next grant cycle. In the meantime, check out some of our fundraising resources: