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A land-based African conservation organization. It works to improve the lives of local people and save wildlife simultaneously. Its conservation-friendly development programs empower people to earn additional income, learn job skills, get sustainability training, and generate steady revenue for their communities. In addition to putting safeguards in place to protect endangered animals, it works with governments to provide education on living side by side with wildlife.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total amount $300,000)

$100,000
2017

general support

$100,000
2016

general support

A global welfare organization focused on alleviating animal suffering. It engages with policymakers, scientists, industry, and the public to eliminate pain and fear inflicted on animals by humans. Through humane education, policy change, and litigation, it advocates for wildlife, animals in research, farm animals, and companion animals.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$50,000
2018

general support, $50,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total amount $150,000)

$35,000
2017

general support

$35,000
2016

general support

A national companion animal welfare organization. In addition to running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, it runs programs to reduce the number of animals entering shelters in the first place. It supports a network of more than 2,000 animal welfare organizations working towards creating no-kill communities, stopping puppy-mill practices, and performing animal advocacy.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total amount $300,000)

$100,000
2017

general support

$100,000
2016

general support

An anti-poaching organization based in East Africa. Through collaborating closely with local communities, partner NGOs, national parks, and government agencies, it apprehends wildlife criminals, helps compensate herders for predator attacks, teaches humane methods to protect crops, and conducts conservation workshops. To help eliminate lion hunting from the Maasai culture, it partnered with the local Maasai to create the first-ever Maasai Olympics: the hunt for medals, not lions.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$50,000
2018

general support, $50,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $100,000)

$50,000
2017

general support

$50,000
2016

general support

A global animal protection organization. As the international arm of the Humane Society US, it works globally with national and local governments, other humane organizations, and individual animal protectionists to find practical, culturally sensitive, and longterm solutions to common animal issues. It promotes a global standard of respect and compassion for all animals, including animals in laboratories, animals on farms, companion animals, and wildlife.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$30,000
2018

general support

$65,000
2017

general support

$50,000
2016

general support

A chimpanzee sanctuary in Louisiana. It provides a home to over 200 chimpanzees, most from government biomedical research centers. In addition to promoting best care practices as a permanent sanctuary, it offers educational outreach programs and works to inspire action for the species on a global scale.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total amount $300,000)

$100,000
2017

general support

$100,000
2016

general support

A funding coalition that supports the end the ivory trade. It fosters collaboration, and delivers rapid impact responses on the ground in 31 countries. It funds over 160 projects and works with over 50 partners, including scientists, front-line conservation organizations, and governments who have united behind a common strategy to end international ivory trade.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$200,000
2018

general support, $200,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total amount $400,000)

$200,000
2017

general support, $200,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $400,000)

An equine rescue and welfare organization in California. It provides sanctuary to senior equines, those with chronic conditions or behavioral issues, and wild equines that require specialized training to handle. It takes those at high-risk for euthanasia or slaughter and rehabilitates and retrains them while providing temporary or permanent sanctuary.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$15,000
2018

general support

$10,000
2017

general support

$30,000
2017

general support

$30,000
2016

general support

A global sanctuary accreditation organization. It sets best practices, facilitates operational and financial support, and promotes collaboration to enhance effectiveness and recognition. In addition to taking a comprehensive approach by setting individualized sanctuary standards for each species, it fields and reviews concerns about facilities. Sanctuaries are required to apply for renewal every 3 years.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$20,000
2018

general support, $20,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $40,000)

$20,000
2017

general support

$20,000
2016

general support

A humane education organization. It offers direct services to impact how youth think about their responsibility to the natural world at no cost in public schools and nonprofits throughout the New York City, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Portland areas. Its approach takes advantage of youth’s natural love and fascination with animals to develop compassion toward not only animals, but also people and the environment.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$50,000
2018

general support, $50,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total amount $150,000)

$50,000
2017

general support, $50,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total amount $150,000)

$50,000
2017

support for capacity building of HEARTs programs

$50,000
2016

general support

A global animal protection organization. As the international arm of the Humane Society US, it works globally with national and local governments, other humane organizations, and individual animal protectionists to find practical, culturally sensitive, and longterm solutions to common animal issues. It promotes a global standard of respect and compassion for all animals, including animals in laboratories, animals on farms, companion animals, and wildlife.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total amount $300,000)

$100,000
2017

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total amount $300,000)

$50,000
2017

support for International Disaster Relief Fund

$100,000
2016

general support

The largest and most effective animal protection organization in the nation. It works to reduce suffering and to create meaningful social change for animals. It advocates for sensible public policies, investigates cruelty, and works to enforce existing laws. It runs public education programs, leads animal disaster relief missions, and provides direct care for thousands of animals nationally.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$250,000
2018

support for Pets for Life, $250,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total amount $750,000)

$250,000
2017

support for Pets for Life, $250,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total amount $750,000)

$50,000
2017

support for the Disaster Relief Fund

$250,000
2016

support for Pets for Life

An animal protection organization in Silicon Valley. This trusted, best-in-class nonprofit shelter offers quality services that treat and rehabilitate animals and shares its best practices across the country with other organizations. It also works toward finding homes for shelter animals, keeping pets in homes, preventing overpopulation, and educating the community about animal welfare to enhance the human-animal bond.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total amount $300,000)

$100,000
2017

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total amount $300,000)

$100,000
2016

general support

A strategic fund that invests in the most innovative and effective projects across Africa to recover lions and restore their habitat. One century ago there were 200,000 lions, today there are likely just over 20,000. It supports both site-based conservation in Africa and campaign strategies that build public, political, and philanthropic will for lion recovery.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$500,000
2018

general support, $500,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total amount $1,000,000)

$500,000
2017

general support, $500,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $1,000,000)

An ocean wildlife conservation nonprofit. It provides free education programs for more than 80,000 students and educators each year, working to inspire conservation of the ocean. In addition to giving voice to urgent ocean issues and vulnerable ocean species, it also conducts scientific research and runs conservation and education programs involving threatened species, including sea otters, tuna, and sharks.

Animal Connection
Family Giving
Amount
Year
Purpose
$200,000
2018

general support, $200,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total amount $600,000)

$100,000
2018

general support, Tegan Acton MBA board gift

$200,000
2016

general support

A senior canine compassionate care organization in the Bay Area. It works to improve the lives of dogs ages 7 and older who are at a high risk for euthanasia at shelters. It rescues, cares for, and connects senior dogs with loving families for the remainder of their lives or provides hospice care for the dogs' final days

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$40,000
2018

general support

$40,000
2017

general support

$40,000
2016

general support

An American public broadcasting organization and media content distributor. Its almost 350 member stations reach nearly 100 million people through television and 28 million people online each month, offering the public the opportunity to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. Wild Kratts, for example, is a PBS KIDS multi-platform program that takes children around the globe where they encounter wild animals and habitats, and explore natural phenomena and usual creatures. The Kratts engage children and families through a mix of comedy and adventure in order to spark curiosity about science and animals, and build excitement for science.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$200,000
2018

support for Wild Kratts programming, $200,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $400,000)

A companion animal organization in the Bay Area. It provides educational programs, pet assisted therapy, low-cost and free spay/neuter programs, cruelty investigation, animal adoptions, lost and found, low-cost microchipping and vaccinations, dog obedience training, animal behavior consultations, wildlife care and rehabilitation, foster care, underage kitten care, and pet loss support.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$75,000
2018

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total amount $225,000)

$75,000
2017

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total amount $225,000)

$75,000
2016

general support

A no-kill animal organization in the Bay Area. It rescues dogs and cats from public kill shelters and finds them new homes. In an effort to reduce and ultimately end pet homelessness, it provides free spay and neuter services to the pets of any California resident. It provides mobile surgical and veterinary care to communities with high rates of chronic animal homelessness and abandonment.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$75,000
2018

general support

$75,000
2017

general support

$50,000
2016

general support

The only national organization focused on providing emergency care to pets of the homeless population. Believing in the healing power of the human-animal bond, it coordinates pet food donation sites, free wellness clinics, emergency veterinary care, and pet sleeping crate delivery to homeless shelters.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$10,000
2018

general support, $10,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total amount $30,000)

$10,000
2017

general support

$10,000
2016

general support

A West Virginia refuge for abused, abandoned, or neglected animals. It specializes in the care of pot-bellied and domestic pigs, but shelters other animals that are often considered “un-adoptable” due to complicated medical needs or a history of abuse. In addition to providing shelter and care for a variety of animals, it also provides education programs that enhance the bond between animals and people and advocate for all animals.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$7,500
2018

general support

$15,000
2017

general support

$15,000
2016

general support

A global companion animal crisis response organization. It works with law enforcement, local agencies, and animal organizations to shelter and care for animals displaced by natural disasters and human cruelty; provides financial assistance and emotional support to owners struggling with economic hardship; and offers educational programming to children to develop empathy and critical thinking skills by exploring the human-animal bond.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$25,000
2018

general support, $25,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total amount $75,000)

$20,000
2017

general support

$10,000
2016

general support

A direct care animal organization serving rural and low-income communities across the US and abroad. It sets up temporary field clinics for the care of companion animals and provides community education for continued care. It helps thousands of vulnerable animals a year, offering basic healthcare, surgical care, and urgent care treatment. Its volunteers are veterinary and veterinary technician students, who are given the opportunity to engage in hands on clinic experience.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$75,000
2018

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total amount $225,000)

$50,000
2018

support for San Carlos Outreach Project Equipment/Supplies

$50,000
2018

support for San Carlos Outreach Project, $50,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total amount $150,000)

$75,000
2017

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total amount $225,000)

$50,000
2016

general support

A companion animal protection organization in San Francisco. The 4th oldest humane society in the nation and the founder of the No-Kill movement, its role at the forefront of animal welfare is evidenced by the fact that San Francisco has the lowest euthanasia rate of any major city in the nation. It analyzes statewide trends in companion animal welfare (live release, euthanasia, and intake) and uses that data to choose shelters to support with trainings and collaborations.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$75,000
2018

general support

$100,000
2017

general support

$100,000
2016

general support

A research and conservation organization in Kenya, it works to secure a future for elephants in a rapidly changing world. To battle the current surge in ivory poaching, it identifies the most effective methods and partners to stop poaching, thwart traffickers, and end demand for ivory. As leaders in elephant science, it provides cutting-edge scientific insights into elephant behavior, intelligence, and long-distance migration, and applies them to the long-term challenges of elephant conservation.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$50,000
2018

general support, $50,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total amount $100,000)

$50,000
2017

general support, $50,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $100,000)

$50,000
2016

general support

A mutual human-animal compassion program in the Bay Area. It supports and nurtures the human-animal bond by providing individuals who have terminal, life-threatening, or disabling illnesses with comprehensive companion animal support services. Its programs include free and subsidized veterinary care, dog walking, in-home cat care, grooming, foster care when clients need hospitalization, and the rehousing of animals when clients pass away.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$35,000
2018

general support

$20,000
2017

general support

$20,000
2016

general support

A snow leopard conservation and research nonprofit in Central Asia. Its community-based conservation programs work to empower people who live in the cat's habitat to help protect their local wildlife and ecosystems. Its research team creates tools and technology to better monitor and study the snow leopard while its networks facilitate the exchange of scientifically sound information to further preservation efforts.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$50,000
2018

general support, $50,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $100,000)

$50,000
2017

general support

$50,000
2016

general support

A nationwide wild animal care and rehabilitation organization. It coordinates and runs national advocacy campaigns, rescue operations, and a network of animal care facilities. Its enclosures are built for minimal human contact and offer room for same-species interaction. It works with abandoned young animals to teach species-specific skills so they can eventually be reintroduced into their natural environments.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$75,000
2018

general support, $75,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $150,000)

$75,000
2017

general support

$75,000
2016

general support

A global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. Its projects include primate habitat conservation; awareness and education campaigns about the impact of human behavior on primate populations; non-invasive research programs studying chimpanzees and other primates; and various other animal welfare activities. It works to inspire individual action to protect the world we all share, humans and animals alike.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total amount $300,000)

$100,000
2017

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total amount $300,000)

$100,000
2016

general support

A wildlife and wilderness conservation organization in East Africa. Its key programs include anti-poaching initiatives, mobile veterinary units, aerial surveillance teams, habitat protection, and local community education. Its “Orphans' Project” raises orphaned rhinos and elephants with the goal of eventually reintegrating them into the wild.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$50,000
2018

general support, $50,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $100,000)

$75,000
2017

general support

$75,000
2016

general support

A global dolphin and whale conservation organization. Over the past 20 years, it has supported over 180 conservation field projects in over 40 countries, spanning all major ocean regions and relevant river basins. It works to create marine protected areas that restrict human activity and thereby encourage dolphin and whale reproduction. With the eventual goal of achieving international recognition of whale and dolphin rights, it is working on research to better understand population estimates, population dynamics, behavioral patterns, and threat mitigation tactics.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$30,000
2018

general support, $30,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $60,000)

$30,000
2017

general support

$30,000
2016

general support

A global media-based poaching awareness program. It reduces the underlying demand for poached animals and animal products through public education and outreach. Its main programs focus on elephants, rhinos, sharks, tigers, mantas, and pangolins -- animals most at-risk for poaching. It also has initiatives targeting the issues surrounding climate change and marine protection.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total amount $300,000)

$75,000
2017

general support

$75,000
2016

general support

A global animal protection organization. It provides independent wildlife conservationists with the tools, technical assistance, critical funding, and development support that they need to succeed. Its partners are among the world’s leading independent wildlife conservationists. It supports collaborations with fellow field-based NGOs, community conservancies, governments, and other stakeholders to enact bold systems changes to save endangered wildlife around the world.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$50,000
2018

general support, $50,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total amount $100,000)

$100,000
2018

support for programs of most need, $100,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total amount $200,000)

$50,000
2017

general support, $50,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $100,000)

$100,000
2017

support for community conservation programs of most need, $100,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $200,000)

A sanctuary for injured, orphaned, or abused wild animals in Half Moon Bay, CA. It provides lifetime care, including quality nutrition, health care, and behavioral enrichment, for over 50 non-releasable wild animals. It also works to inspire curiosity, empathy, and awe in future stewards of the earth through extensive school engagement programs about wild animals.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$60,000
2018

general support, $60,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total amount $180,000)

$60,000
2017

general support, $60,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total amount $180,000)

$50,000
2016

general support

A global animal welfare organization. Its goal is to end needless animal suffering. Its programs are specific and varied, including working to end the culling of stray dogs by encouraging sterilization of companion animals; offering support in disaster zones by treating ill and injured animals; and helping local communities create plans to save their animals in the case of a natural disaster. It is currently working with the United Nations to shape Sustainable Development Goals.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$75,000
2018

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total amount $225,000)

$75,000
2017

general support

$75,000
2016

general support

A worldwide conservation organization. Its Protecting Ocean Pathways in the Mexican Pacific project is a community conservation program in the Gulf of California. It works to engage local communities as allies in viewing megafauna both as a source of pride and as an economic asset. Through involving citizens in monitoring species and working with communities to model best practices in ecotourism and protected area management, the program works towards the long term goal of building a body of scientific evidence and proven strategies that can be leveraged to protect the Gulf’s marine species and their habitats as they migrate throughout the region.

Animal Connection
Amount
Year
Purpose
$60,600
2018

for Protecting Ocean Pathways in the Mexican Pacific, $60,600 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $144,600)

$25,000
2016

support for Fresh Water program

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