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For Grantees

Our grant programs are designed to help adoption organizations improve the lives of their adoptable pets. Shelters and rescue groups that post their pets on are eligible to apply for grants.

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How It Works

New to the Petfinder Foundation grant process? Applying for a grant is as easy as 1-2-3.


Set up a profile in our grant portal, fill out an application for one of our available grants, and submit.


Our team reviews applications for each open grant on a monthly basis. We’ll email you if you’re approved.


After putting your funds or products to work, complete a brief grant report on our website.

Apply for a Grant

Visit our grant portal to create an account or log in, apply for open grants, and check the status of your submitted applications.

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Our Programs

Eligibility Requirements

Each grant has its own requirements. However, to be eligible for ANY Petfinder Foundation grant, your organization must have:

Petfinder membership

You must actively post your adoptable pets on and maintain up-to-date pet listings.

Basic Data

You’ll be asked for your organization’s EIN or tax ID number and monthly intake and adoption numbers.

Financial Stability

Your organization should be self-sustaining as reported on your most recent form 990.

Complete a Grant Report

Portions of your report will be published on our website, so be sure to include plenty of detail and clear photos.

Submit a Grant Report

Grantee Resources

Find templates, guides, and other resources to help with your grant reporting, social media, donor thank-yous, and more!

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Create an Account

Set up a profile in our grant portal to apply for grants and receive updates when new grants open up.

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