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: