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Doris Day Animal Foundation Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits for
Animal Care and Protection

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Foundation / Corporation

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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 October 31. 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. A special focus for DDAF is on programs that benefit senior pets and the people who love them, whether it be assisting with their food, care, veterinary costs, or need for adoption.

Eligible programs include:

- Special needs programs
- Senior care programs
- Spay/neuter programs
- Animal rescue and placement
- Pet food pantries
- Therapy dogs in hospice situations
- Training of assistance dogs
- Wildlife rehabilitation
- Protective vests for police dogs
- Education programs
- Scholarships in the field of veterinary medicine.

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 the Funding Source 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.

Grant decisions are made each quarter with deadlines on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31. After you receive our acknowledgement of your letter of introduction, you will hear from us only if your project is selected to submit a grant application.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to fund every project submitted, and each of you is thanked kindly for caring for the animals and for all the hard work of each and every volunteer out there!

Contact Information:

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

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.


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

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