International Grants for Animal Rescue Efforts

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Here is a list of grant sources to review. If you are aware of additional grant sources, and would like them listed here, please let us know by using our contact page.

Pedigree Foundation (United States Only)

All applicants for PEDIGREE Foundation grants must hold a current 501(c)(3) designation from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. The use of a 501 (c)(3) third party as a fiscal agent is prohibited. If your status is not current for any reason, your application will be denied.


Ahimsa Rescue Foundation (United States Only)

Grants for anticruelty efforts awarded twice a year for groups with small budgets. Deadlines are May 1 and August 1. Send a one-page concept letter stating when organization was founded, its purpose, why grant is being requested, and the amount. Contact Ahimsa Foundation, B6, 82 Devonshire, Boston, MA 02109-3614 or Carolyn Hinkle at 617-227-1681, 617-227-3794. (Source )

Dog Trust Worldwide (International)

We will support groups based anywhere in the world and our grants programme currently supports major projects in India, Japan, Malawi, Malta, Mexico, Romania, Slovenia, and Thailand. Our grants programme provides amounts of anywhere between £1 and £100,000 to animal welfare organisations for projects to enhance dog welfare.

Albert Schweitzer Foundation (United States Only)

The ASAWF funds only 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organizations based in the United States of America. Grant determinations are made in April and October each year. Funding amounts are flexible. To be considered for funding in April, completed applications must be received by February 1st. For consideration in October, applications must be received by August 1st. Final determination of grant awards will be made within 6 months of the filing deadline.

The Bissell Pet Foundation (United States Only)

The Bissell Pet Foundation awards grants to offset spay and neuter fees, subsidize adoption fees, and provide foster care. Applications are accepted twice each year; check the Bissell Pet Foundation website for the most current application information.


The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust (International)

The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust was established in 1989 by the late Madame Jeanne Marchig of Geneva, because of her deep concern for nature and animals and in memory of her husband, the painter Giannino Marchig. The objects of the Trust are to protect animals and to promote and encourage practical work in preventing animal cruelty and the relief of animal suffering.


Help Animals International (International)


Harmony Fund (International with exceptions)

Harmony Fund is proud to sponsor the animal welfare work of dozens of rescue teams and volunteers around the world every year. While we are not able to respond to the needs of everyone who turns to us for support, we do our very best to help as many animals as possible each and every day.


Animal Grantmakers Affinity Group

Animal Grantmakers is an affinity group of foundations and organizations making grants to benefit animals. This diverse group of philanthropists works locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on issues involving companion animals, captive and free-ranging wildlife, farmed animals and animals used in research, among others.

The Pollination Project (International)

The Pollination Project seeks to unleash the goodness in every person. Through a daily practice of generosity and giving, we make seed grants- 365 days a year- to social change agents who seek to spread compassion in their communities and in the world for the benefit of all.