The Summerlee Foundation’s Animal Protection Program: Promoting Animal Welfare across US

Deadline: Ongoing

The Summerlee Foundation is currently accepting proposals from eligible entities for its Animal Protection Program, supporting projects of animal rescue, research, rehabilitation and advocacy.

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This program has assisted a wide variety of programs including companion animal issues, carnivore protection, sanctuary and refuge, and endangered species throughout North America and overseas.


The Foundation makes grants for two specific purposes:

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  • to alleviate fear, pain and suffering of animals and to promote animal protection and the prevention of cruelty to animals, and
  • to research, promote and document all facets of Texas History.

Funding Priorities

  • Geographically:
    • The Americas and the British Isles, with special emphasis on those communities which are the most underserved and the most challenged.
  • Programmatically:
    • Cats only in the United States and Canada – The tragedy of cat overpopulation and homelessness in this country results in intense and immense suffering due to disease, starvation, and inhumane practices by some local communities and agencies. Funding emphasis is on sterilization and vaccination primarily in rural or underserved communities.
    • Dogs outside of United States, primarily in Latin America – Emphasis on sterilization, vaccination, and humane euthanasia.
    • Wildlife – Emphasis on mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, and black bears, funding only those programs which protect through advocacy and/or ethical-based research.
    • Marine Life – Emphasis on endangered species and anti-captivity projects addressing marine mammals (dolphins and orcas).
    • Sanctuary for Captive Animals – Captive animal sanctuaries have to be accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries before funding will be considered.
    • Wildlife Rehabilitation – Emphasis on hands-on animal care (emergency rescue, food, medications, housing improvements).
    • Emergency funding – May be awarded through the Annie Lee Roberts Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) fund

Grant Information

The cat grants average $5,000.  All other grants average $10,000.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • The 501(c)(3) organization within US are eligible to apply.
  • International grant applicants must show proof of charitable status from the country in which they are registered.
  • If funded, international grantees will be required to accept the United States Internal Revenue Service’s regulations and requirements of Expenditure Responsibility which will be explained in detail in the grant contract.

How to Apply

The following elements are required for the application process for grantseekers within the United States:

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  • Fact Sheet
  • cover letter signed by the Chief executive officer
  • Most recent copy of the IRS determination letter which grants the organization federal tax exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization
  • The most recent financial statements (audited, if any)
  • The most recent copy of the 990 IRS information return, if any
  • Brief history of organization seeking support
  • Statement of goals and purposes, mission and vision
  • Brief biographies of key personnel with proposed project
  • List of board of directors and officers of the organization
  • Detailed description of the project with dollar amount requested.
  • Annual operating budget and project budget
  • Plan of work to complete the project and amount of time needed for completion

All application documents must be submitted via postal mail.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit Animal Protection Program.

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