The Community Foundation of Broward has issued a call for applications for Animal Welfare grants of up to $100,000 each. The Community Foundation is looking for strategic approaches to reduce animal overpopulation, increase adoptions, create healthy environments and eliminate animal suffering in Broward.
Proposals should demonstrate measurable outcomes such as an increase in animals spayed or neutered, an increase in animal adoptions, and strategies to provide medical treatment, rehabilitation and safe environments for animals in need. Grants are available to help both wild and domesticated animals in Broward.
Grant applications should be based on the Foundation's 2019 Animal Welfare Request for Proposals, available at www.cfbroward.org. Applications are due no later than Nov. 22 at 11:59 p.m. Grants will be awarded in March 2020.
The Foundation’s Request for Proposals describes a troubling outlook for Broward’s animals:
- More than 30,000 domesticated animals become homeless in Broward each year.
- 12,000 native wild animals need care each year.
- Broward County Animal Control reports more than 1,300 stray cats and dogs are admitted monthly; only half are adopted.
- The growing release of animals into the streets leaves most in a state of deprivation and facing death.
The character of our community is reflected in the way we treat our animals, Foundation President/CEO Linda B. Carter said.
“Sick, injured and homeless animals deserve proper treatment, protection and care,” Carter said. “We want to create an environment where our domesticated and wild animals can live free from harm, abuse and neglect.”
To be eligible for grants, applicants must be 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations providing services for Broward County residents and animals. City and county agencies are also eligible, if their projects demonstrate charitable intent. Individuals are not eligible.