Charitable Fund Grant Information

Three Questions the FBDCA CF Asks:

  • Is the request pertinent to the FBDCA CF purposes?
  • Is the group creditable (giving evidence of outside financial support, best accounting and operating practices, successful with its mission, longevity, references, etc.?)
  • Does the FBDCA CF have the money?

Things to Consider:



  • Philanthropy that does not have demonstrable outside support becomes welfare or paternalism.
  • Large grants often work best if they grow out of relationships that are established by small grants.

What the FBDCA CF does fund (but is not limited to)

  • Jump starting well defined, fund raising projects for education, health or rescue
  • Public education projects with a specific focus
  • Expansion plans that increase a group’s effectiveness
  • Emergency funds for natural disaster events and puppy mill closings (1-5 day response time)
  • Peer reviewed canine medical research studies
  • Extraordinary medical expenses for rescued dogs up to $2000

What the FBDCA CF does NOT fund:



  • General operating expenses for any group or individual
  • Debt reduction
  • Wages or other financial enrichment of individuals or groups (except medical research studies)
  • Endowment funds
  • Grant requests from groups or individuals that show little or no other funding sources
    besides the FBDCA CF
  • Purchases at puppy mill auctions other than mill closings.

What the FBDCA CF requires:

  • Completed FBDCA CF application form;
  • Grant money be used for the stipulated purposes;
  • Report/s on the use of the grant, its effectiveness for the group and any other pertinent information. Specific reporting requirements will be set for each grant.  There will always be a final report.  Interim reports may be required.
  • Acknowledgment of the FBDCA CF’s grant in appropriate grantee publicity.

If you would like to submit a grant application
Please note that all the applications are pdf files and you will need Acrobat Reader



Click on the appropriate grant type below: