California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative Awards Nearly $300,000 in Grants

| August 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative (CAWFC) recently awarded nearly $300,000 in grants to 27 organizations to make the largest possible impact for homeless pets across the state. 

“Last year was an untraditional year in our state’s animal shelters. By taking our COVID-19 operating learnings and applying them to our ‘new normal’, we’re seeing services improving for both the people and pets in our communities across California. CAWFC is honored to provide funding to help make those operational pivots a new reality,” said Kaylee Hawkins. Pacific Region Director for Best Friends Animal Society.

CAWFC, a unique model of funders pulling their dollars together, includes the Annenberg Foundation with support from Wallis Annenberg PetSpace, Best Friends Animal Society, Maddie’s Fund®, and Michelson Found Animals Foundation.

“This collaboration has provided a tremendous opportunity for the funding organizations to come together and collectively make a larger impact than we would individually,” said Shelly Thompson, Maddie’s Fund’s Director of Operations. “Maddie’s Fund is proud to support animal shelters and rescue organizations who are making a difference for animals and the people who love them in California”.

Like it did in 2020, the first CAWFC granting year, the group focused on organizations in California who demonstrated a desire to preserve the human-animal bond through either launching or improving upon services or programs to help keep pets and people together or improving lifesaving outcomes for dogs and cats in our state’s animal shelters. The funding cycle will start in July 2021 and end in June 2022.

“It is exciting to build on the momentum of CAWFC’s inaugural year,” said Courtney Stone, Animal Care Manager at Annenberg PetSpace. “As shelters and rescues across the state continue to face unique challenges due to COVID-19, we are proud to collaborate with our fellow funders to increase our impact and support these organizations who are committed to helping both animals and pet parents in need.”

Close to $56,000 in grants were given to Southern California organizations. This included,

$20,000 for spay/neuter to County of San Diego Department of Animal Services.

Important funding helps local rescue services that address animals and pet parents in need of assistance.

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