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Animal Welfare



7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters
nationwide every year.
In Broward, more than 30,000 domesticated animals become homeless and 12,000 native wild animals need care annually. 
Many of the Community Foundation of Broward's Fundholders are strongly committed to the welfare of animals and efforts to provide them with safe homes, opportunities for adoption, foster care and medical treatment.
To ignite efforts to increase the community's capacity to care for both wild and domesticated animals.

Projects we will support must demonstrate impact as follows:
  • Impact the physical and psychological well-being of animals in ways that help them live free from harm, abuse, and neglect in healthy and safe environments.
Download grant cycles and eligibility document. If you are considering multi-year funding, please email Angelica Rosas at for the multi-year budget bundle.

The eligibility criteria:
Eligible applicants include:
  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status that serve Broward County
  • City or County Agencies with projects that demonstrate charitable intent in Broward County
  • If applicable, organizations must have submitted required evaluation reports for all prior grants from the Foundation
  • Current grantees must be in compliance with the terms of those awards to be considered
Animal Welfare, Dignity in Aging, Economic Independence
Application Starts: September 22, 2016
Application Deadline: November 4, 2016
Grants Awarded: February 2017
Grant Range: Up to $100,000o

View Animal Welfare  |   Apply
View Dignity in Aging
View Economic Independence  Apply
Eligibility and Multi-year bundle
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At the Table: Issues that Matter 

What can your organization do to positively impact our wild and domesticated animals? Local nonprofit leaders and residents from the community engaged in lively discussions about Animal Welfare at the Community Foundation of Broward. Download topics discussed, the event presentation and view photos.

Click on the links below to download the following:
  • Topics we uncovered in group sessions  |  Download
  • Power Point presentation  |  Download

Animal Welfare #1 
Tuesday, January 12 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Animal Welfare #2 
Friday, January 15 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.
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