California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative
What is the California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative (CAWFC)?
Created in August 2019, the CAWFC brings together grant-makers to creatively and flexibly respond to the needs of animal shelters throughout the state of California. Founding members include Annenberg Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, Maddie’s Fund, and Michelson Found Animals Foundation.
Our California animal shelters and the pets we care for need California-specific solutions. So, let’s make that happen.
2021 CAWFC Funding Opportunity
The California Animal Welfare Funder’s Collaborative is pleased to bring you additional information about this year’s granting cycle.
As you recall, in February 2020, we hosted learning summits throughout the state. Attendance to one of the summits qualified your organization for a grant through the collaborative.
With the expansion and access to so many virtual learning opportunities recently, we’ve decided not to host our own learning experience this year. However, we are happy to announce that grants will still be available! We want to help you take the inspiration for new programs/projects you’ve gotten from the various virtual learning sessions offered throughout the past year and bring them to life.
Please see the information below to learn how your organization can qualify and apply for a grant from the collaborative this year.
How to Apply
Complete the grant application HERE.
DEADLINE – Friday, April 30th, 5 pm PST
Please send any questions about the grant process to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 California Animal Shelter Summits
Taking place in Southern, Central and Northern California, these summits were a chance for local leaders like you to get the lowdown on best practices and new ideas geared toward the specific needs of your city, county and the pets you care for.
Just by attending, shelters became eligible for lifesaving grants through the CAWFC. With at least $200,000 in available funds, the Collaborative awarded grants to shelters that proposed innovative ideas in lifesaving, improving animal welfare, preserving human-animal connections, and reducing shelter deaths.
In 2020, registration was open to private shelters with municipal contract, private shelters without municipal contract, municipal shelters, and animal control agencies across California.