The following is a press release from the Community Foundation of Mendocino County:
In November, the Community Foundation of Mendocino County awarded $208,000 in local grants to support animal welfare through its non-competitive Animal Welfare Grant Program.
The Animal Welfare Grant Program provides financial support for organizations that care for pets and wildlife in our community. We are pleased to announce that $208,000 was awarded to organizations throughout the county, ranging from $2,500 to 80,000 based on the scope of the organization and its operational capacity.
County shelters, private veterinary clinics, nonprofit organizations, and state wildlife offices comprise the animal welfare sector in Mendocino County. Each of these organizations plays a vital role in the health, safety, and protection of domestic animals and wildlife. However, the large volunteer-run nonprofit organizations face unique financial and programmatic ripple effects from the pandemic. In addition to the supply chain shortages, staffing challenges, and lost revenue from canceled fundraisers that many other organizations have experienced, animal welfare organizations are also experiencing a dramatic increase in animals overall due to delayed spaying and neutering during the pandemic. These grants will help mitigate some of the difficulties faced by local organizations and allow them to increase capacity to help meet need.
The Animal Welfare Grant Program is made possible thanks to the Fund for Animal Welfare and the Jacob-Woods Animal Care Fund. In its 29-year history, the Community Foundation has granted $28.4 million in grants. We appreciate the continued generosity of the donors who give back and help make a difference throughout Mendocino County.
For additional information about the Animal Welfare Fund and to learn more about how you can make a gift, visit www.communityfound.org.
Animal Welfare Fund 2022 Grantees
- BONES Pet Rescue
- Coast Cat Project
- Eileen Hawthorne Fund Inc.
- Felines of Philo Inc.
- Humane Society for Inland Mendocino
- Mendocino Coast Humane Society
- Mendocino Wildlife Association
- Mendo Shelter Pets Rescue
- Milo Foundation
- Plowshares Peace and Justice Center
- Redwood Coast Humane Society
- Regional Food Banks
- Second Chance Pet Rescue