Guided by its vision - a world where no old dog dies alone and afraid - The Grey Muzzle Organization makes grants throughout the United States expressly for programs designed to improve the lives of at-risk senior dogs. We invite shelters, rescue groups, sanctuaries, and other non-profit organizations, whose activities include helping senior dogs, to apply for these grant funds. Since 2008, Grey Muzzle has provided over $350,000 in grants for senior dog programs to more than 45 non-profit organizations in over 25 states! Grants typically range from $500 to $3,000. These resources depend entirely on the generosity and support of the public and other donors. Thank you for helping old dogs, especially in these difficult economic times!
Here we introduce our grant application process and any priorities that may accompany certain funding periods. Sometimes, the Call for Grants may be more general; during other times, Grey Muzzle may announce specific geographic regions or types of organizations that are targeted for funding to strengthen our collective efforts to help senior dogs. Please visit our Grants Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more details.
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Call for Grants
The Grey Muzzle Organization currently has two funding periods per year: Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Grants for these periods are awarded in June and December, preceded by several months of application review.
The Grey Muzzle Organization is pleased to announce we are opening our Spring 2014 Grant Cycle to new organizations. We will be accepting Letters of Interest (LOI) from new organizations between now and March 15th 2014. If your organization has or is working to build a program specifically helping at-risk or homeless senior dogs and you need financial or other resources, please consider contacting us.
Your organization and program must meet our grant guidelines. Your LOI should include a brief description of your organization and your senior dog program, the amount of funding you are requesting, and a brief description of how you’ll use the grant, if received, to enhance your impact on senior dogs in your community. Please review our Grant Application process and use this LOI form.
Note - our grants typically range from $1,000 to $5,000.
We are especially interested in programs in the following funding priority areas for this cycle:
* Maintain geographic diversity of grant recipients
* Continue funding current grantees demonstrating high performance and achievement
* Identify and fund “best practice” programs in senior dog welfare
* Fund collaborative efforts between groups to share “best practices” and increase effectiveness of programs through knowledge and resource sharing
* Seniors for seniors adoption programs
* Pet owner assistance - programs to keep senior pets in homes
* Small to medium sized organizations (annual operating budget less than $1 million)
* Collaborative programs between groups or programs built based on tested ‘best practice’ models in senior dog welfare
* Organizations located in the Southwest, especially Arizona and New Mexico
Please don’t hesitate to contact Katie, our Grants Chair, with questions: Katie@greymuzzle.org
We look forward to hearing from you!
Here are some basic criteria you should know when considering whether to apply for a grant from the Grey Muzzle Organization:
To be eligible for a Grey Muzzle grant, you must be:
You need to apply for a grant for a specific program, which must: