Athletes for Animals provides funding to animal welfare organizations that meet our criteria and are chosen through a semi-annual grant process. If your group is in need of support, please review the guidelines and complete the application below.

Grant Guidelines – Spring 2022 Cycle

  1. Must be a non-profit organization with proof of 501(c)3 status or a pending application for exemption with the IRS.
  2. Organization must be based in United States or Canada.
  3. Preference is given to organizations that do not euthanize adoptable animals.
  4. All adoptable animals must be spayed/neutered prior to adoption.
  5. We operate on a 18 month cycle. Organizations must wait two completed grant cycles before re-applying.
  6. Organization must provide a follow up report on grant usage and funded program results within one year.
  7. Being matched with an athlete ambassador does not guarantee funding.
  8. A4A does not fund organizations for start up costs, general operating expenses, fundraising campaigns, building expenses or extraordinary veterinary procedures.
  9. A4A does not fund individuals.
  10. Our grant funding is designated for adoptable companion animals (canines & felines) only.

Grant Cover Sheet (*updated 2020*)

Click here to download the application form.

Typical grant funding ranges between $500-$2,500.  Grant applications are considered semi-annually.  Applications must be received by March 15 (SPRING cycle) and September 15 (FALL cycle).  If an application is received after a submission deadline it will be held for the next funding cycle. Please note – do not send certified mail as this causes delays at our PO box and your application may be held after the received by date.  Completed grant applications should be mailed to:

Athletes for Animals
PO Box 50345
St. Louis, MO 63105

If you received a Grant from Athletes for Animals and your project is complete, please download and return the Grant Follow-up Form. This form is required and must be completed prior to applying for additional grant funding.

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