From coast to coast, $150,000 in new funding is available to charities and animal welfare organizations helping pets in need or bringing people and pets together.
In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, PetSmart Charities of Canada is inviting registered charities and animal welfare groups from coast to coast to apply for $150,000 in new funding. Ten grants of $15,000 each are available, one for each province across the country.
Grant applications can be for any project aligned with PetSmart Charities of Canada’s expanded mission: to find lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how the funding will enable their organization to foster innovation and collaboration while helping people and pets in their local community, region, or province.
Applications are currently being accepted online, but don’t delay as the application window will only remain open until May 9, 2017. Grantees of the Canada 150 Commemorative Grants will be notified in mid-June, in advance of Canada Day. These grants are part of the estimated $2 million PetSmart Charities of Canada will contribute in 2017.
PetSmart Charities of Canada has a long history of helping pets in need across the country. Since 1999, the organization has granted nearly $12 million to: fund adoption events that help to end pet homelessness; subsidize spay and neuter procedures to prevent unplanned litters and help control pet over-population; provide emergency relief for pets and pet parents during natural disasters like the Fort McMurray wildfires; support animal-assisted therapy programs at local hospitals and so much more.