What are the Rachael Ray No-Kill Excellence Grants?
When the Rachael Ray Foundation (RRF) launched the Rachael Ray Save Them All Grant program in 2016, Best Friends Animal Society posed a simple question to applicants: How can you reduce the number of cats and dogs killed in shelters?
Nationally, more than 4,300 no-kill communities have asked themselves that question. And together, we are reshaping the conversation around no-kill to save the lives of more pets than ever before.
Yet, even as support for the no-kill movement grows, Best Friends’ network partners reaching the save rate threshold of 90% face new challenges to sustaining these lifesaving numbers. That’s why we are excited to partner with the Rachael Ray Foundation to create a Rachael Ray No-Kill Excellence Grant fund that celebrates and helps sustain organizations in no-kill communities.
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
- Innovating animal shelter operations with new concepts
Our hope is that no-kill excellence grants will fund scalable programs that support positive outcomes for animals in other network partner cities and emerging no-kill communities.
Network partners that have reached a 90% Save Rate can apply for a grant of up to $60,000.
Our grant cycle is now closed and we are no longer accepting applications.