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The Rachael Ray Save Them All and No-Kill Excellence Grants

Grants to USA Animal Shelters and Welfare Groups
to Save the Lives of Homeless Pets and Support Shelters

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Best Friends Animal Society - The Rachael Ray Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/04/19 5:00 PM MT


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Grants of up to $50,000 and grants of up to $60,000 to USA public charity animal welfare groups and shelters to directly reduce shelter deaths and address the needs of animal shelters. Funding is intended for projects related to adoption initiatives, targeted spay/neuter, intake prevention programs, Trap-Neuter-Return or Return to Field projects for community cats, and other projects that will directly reduce shelter deaths in the community. In addition, the Rachael Ray No-Kill Excellence Grant helps sustain organizations in no-kill communities.

For the Rachael Ray Save Them All grant, proposed projects must demonstrate, with statistics, a direct impact on saving lives and/or lead to a reduction in shelter deaths. Projects can be focused on just one event or program or can be more open to include multiple events or programs.

The society has identified the types of projects that are of highest priority and will have the largest impact on lifesaving in each region.  Please review the regional grant priorities to ensure that your proposed project is in alignment:

For the Rachael Ray N-Kill Excellence Grant, it is anticipated 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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 136334

Estimated Size of Grant:

Save Them All grants: Organizations can apply for a grant of up to $50,000, with the amount requested not exceeding 10% of their operating budget.

No-Kill Excellence grants: Network partners that have reached a 90% Save Rate can apply for a grant of up to $60,000.

Term of Contract:

Awarded grant funds must be spent within a one-year period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must be approved Best Friends Network partner organizations as of September 16, 2019.

Click here to see if your organization is already a network partner:

If not, here's where you can learn how to become one:

Grants are not open to NKUT Coalition members. If you are a partner in UT and are interested in applying for a grant, please contact Tracy Kelley.

Members of the NKLA Coalition are not eligible for grants relating to LA Animal Services work. For network partners in NKLA interested in applying for NKLA focused grant, please contact Vania Campos

Programs must be within the United States (all 50 states).

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Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, October 4 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain time. Applications should be submitted through the grant management platform.

For Save Them All grants, applicants must access the gap analysis tool, save the final page, and include with the application:

For No-Kill Excellence grants, access the community livesaving dashboard:

Then download stats and coalition verification from Shelter Animals Count:

How to Apply for Save Them All grants:

How to Apply for No-Kill Excellence Grants:

Grant requirements:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Grant administrators:

Tracy Kelley:

Vania Campos:

Best Friends Animal Society
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, Utah 84741-5000
Phone: 435-644-2001

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming