Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund Grant

Maine Community Foundation

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Predicted deadline: Jun 1, 2024 8:59pm PDT

Grant amount: Up to US $15,000

Fields of work: Animal Welfare - Domestic Animals & Pets

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit, Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Maine

Location of residency: Maine

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NOTE: No new applications will be accepted for general support until 2025. We will consider one-year project proposals from organizations that did not receive general support grants in 2022.


The Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund, established in 2007 by an anonymous donor, supports organizations and programs that address population control for cats and dogs. The fund is further supported by the Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee.


The Animal Welfare Fund supports organizations dedicated to advancing animal welfare in Maine.

Types of Funding

One-year project grants to animal welfare organizations for one or more of the following:

  • Programs that help low-income people and their pets stay together to prevent surrender/abandonment, especially at times of hardship
  • Population control activities for cats and dogs
  • Education of pet owners and/or community members about the care and humane treatment of animals
  • Statewide coordination among shelters
  • Coordination with human services agencies to make interventions that support animals in crisis situations.

Three-year general support grants to animal shelters focused on cats and dogs that do all of the following:

  • Help low-income people and their pets stay together to prevent surrender/abandonment, especially at times of hardship, e.g., domestic abuse, homelessness, serious illness, etc.
  • Support population control activities for cats and dogs
  • Educate pet owners and community members about the care and humane treatment of animals.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Who is eligible to apply
    • Nonprofit, charitable organizations tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and also classified as an organization described in sections 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2)
    • Municipalities
    • Public schools
    • Public agencies working for the State of Maine
    • Indian tribal governments (or political subdivisions) recognized by the Department of the Interior
    • Groups without any tax status may apply with a fiscal sponsor that is an eligible organization as described above.


  • What we will not fund, without exception:
    • Expenses already incurred
    • Political campaigns
    • Lobbying in the form of calls to action on a specific vote
    • Religious activities: including, but not limited to, religious services, promotion of religious beliefs, or activities that are restricted to church or religious group membership


This page was last reviewed April 03, 2023 and last updated April 03, 2023