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Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF) Grant

Grants to USA Animal Rescue and Welfare
Organizations for Animal Care and Protection

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Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF)

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Grants of up to $5,000 to USA nonprofits for programs which benefit animals and their caregivers. A Letter of Introduction must be submitted by January 31, 2018. Funding is intended to provide support to organizations who work with animals to continue their work, help them offer additional services, or expand their reach to the animals who most critically need their help.

Generally, DDAF approves programs that are devoted more directly to the animals and that demonstrate the greatest or most urgent need. DDAF generally funds spay/neuter programs, special needs programs, senior care programs, medical expenses for senior animals, rescue and placement of senior animals, and pet food pantries.

On occasion, grants have been funded for therapy dogs in hospice situations, training of assistance dogs, wildlife rehabilitation, protective vests for police dogs, education programs, and even a scholarship in the field of veterinary medicine. Recently, the focus has been on assisting senior companion animals with their food, care, veterinary costs, or need for adoption.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177332

Estimated Size of Grant:

Very few of the grants exceed $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Difficulties in complying with Federal regulations prevent DDAF from making donations to individuals, non-U.S. charities, or for-profit organizations.

DDAF customarily does not fund capital projects.

Pre-Application Information:

The first step in applying for a grant is to send a letter of introduction on your group letterhead and with an original signature by an authorized representative. Letters of Introduction will be accepted only the first month of each quarter (January, April, July, and October). Immediately after that, they will be reviewed and possible grant recipients will receive grant applications for completion.

The LOI can be emailed as a PDF or image attachment. Email is the preferred method of communication, but LOIs can be mailed via USPS as well.

FAQs and guidelines:

Grant decisions are made each quarter with deadlines on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31. Letters will receive a response only if there is a possibility of a grant.

If everything is in order with your application, and depending upon the timing of your grant submission, the process can take anywhere from three to six months.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


Doris Day Animal Foundation
8033 Sunset Blvd, Ste 845
Los Angeles CA 90046

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