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A land-based African conservation organization. It works to improve the relationships between local people and wildlife. Through conservation efforts grounded in community engagement, AWF offers programs that 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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$100,000
2020

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$50,000
2020

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

Animal Connection
$50,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$50,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$35,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$100,000
2020

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$100,000
2016

general support

A wildlife conservation organization based in Kenya. 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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$50,000
2020

general support

Animal Connection
$50,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$50,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$50,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$50,000
2016

general support

A chimpanzee sanctuary in Louisiana. It provides a home to over 300 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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$100,000
2021
general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)
Capital/Capacity
$500,000
2020

Habitat Expansion Campaign

Animal Connection
$100,000
2020

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2019

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

Capital/Capacity
$200,000
2018

for the Expansion Campaign

Animal Connection
$100,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$200,000
2020

Elephant Crisis Fund

Animal Connection
$200,000
2019

for the Elephant Crisis Fund

Animal Connection
$200,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$200,000
2017

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

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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$20,000
2020

general support

Animal Connection
$20,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$20,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$20,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$20,000
2016

general support

A national humane education nonprofit. HEART offers direct services to schools and nonprofits to engage youth on how they think about their responsibility to the natural world. Its approach nurtures youth’s natural love and fascination with animals to develop compassion toward not only animals, but also people and the environment.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$50,000
2020

general support, $50,000 in 2020 and $40,000 in 2021 (payment one of two, total grant amount $90,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$50,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$50,000
2017

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

Animal Connection
$50,000
2017

support for capacity building of HEARTs programs

Animal Connection
$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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$100,000
2020

general support

Animal Connection
$100,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2017

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

Animal Connection
$50,000
2017

support for International Disaster Relief Fund

Animal Connection
$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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$250,000
2020

Pets for Life

Animal Connection
$250,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$250,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$250,000
2017

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

Animal Connection
$50,000
2017

support for the Disaster Relief Fund

Animal Connection
$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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Family Giving
$25,000
2020

general support, $25,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $50,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2017

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

Animal Connection
$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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$250,000
2020

Lion Recovery Fund

Animal Connection
$250,000
2019

for the Lion Recovery Fund

Animal Connection
$500,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$500,000
2017

general support, $500,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant 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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Responsive
$1,507,000
2020

Special Fund for the Aquarium, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

Animal Connection
$200,000
2020

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

Family Giving
$100,000
2020

general support

Responsive
$1,000,000
2020

Special Fund for the Aquarium, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

Capital/Capacity
$1,000,000
2019

2019-2024 Comprehensive Campaign

Family Giving
$100,000
2019

general support

Animal Connection
$200,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$200,000
2018

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

Family Giving
$100,000
2018

general support

Animal Connection
$200,000
2016

general support

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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Family Giving
$25,000
2020

general support, $25,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $50,000)

Animal Connection
$75,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$75,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$75,000
2017

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

Animal Connection
$75,000
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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$10,000
2020

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

Animal Connection
$10,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$10,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$10,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$10,000
2016

general support

A 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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$25,000
2020

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

Animal Connection
$25,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$25,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$20,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$75,000
2020

RAVS

Animal Connection
$50,000
2020

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

Animal Connection
$75,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$50,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$75,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$50,000
2018

support for San Carlos Outreach Project Equipment/Supplies

Animal Connection
$50,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$75,000
2017

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

Animal Connection
$50,000
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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$50,000
2020

Save the Elephants

Animal Connection
$50,000
2019

for Save the Elephants

Animal Connection
$50,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$50,000
2017

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

Animal Connection
$50,000
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. It promotes the stories of both the snow leopards and the communities protecting them, to deepen the understanding and importance of these conservation efforts.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$50,000
2020

general support

Animal Connection
$50,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$50,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$50,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$75,000
2020

general support

Animal Connection
$75,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$75,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$75,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$75,000
2016

general support

A global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. It leads a movement of conservation for the common good—one that builds on our connections to each other, our fellow species, and the natural world we all share. Across its programs and reach, JGI works to inspire individual action to protect the world, humans and animals alike.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Responsive
$500,000
2020

general support

Animal Connection
$100,000
2020

general support, $100,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $200,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2017

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2016

general support

A wildlife and wilderness conservation organization in East Africa. The Sheldrick Trust works alongside Kenya’s local people to share narratives of the relationships between Kenyans and wildlife in order to drive connections to a larger community and those around the world.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$75,000
2021
general support, $50,000 in 2020 and $75,000 in 2021. (payment two of two, total grant amount $125,000)
Animal Connection
$50,000
2020

general support, $50,000 in 2020 and $75,000 in 2021. (payment one of two, total grant amount $125,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$50,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$75,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$75,000
2016

general support

A global dolphin and whale conservation organization. WDC aims to amaze people with the wonder of whales and dolphins and inspire global action to protect them. Using research, advocacy, and education, the organization emphasizes the importance of conserving and protecting the ocean and its inhabitants.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$30,000
2020

general support, $30,000 for 2020 and $25,000 for 2021 (payment one of two, total grant amount $55,000)

Animal Connection
$30,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$30,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$30,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$100,000
2020

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$75,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$50,000
2020

general support

Animal Connection
$100,000
2020

programs of most need

Animal Connection
$50,000
2019

general support

Animal Connection
$100,000
2019

to support programs of most need

Animal Connection
$50,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$50,000
2017

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

Animal Connection
$100,000
2017

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

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$45,000
2021
general support, $45,000 in 2021 and $25,000 in 2022 (payment one of two, total grant amount $70,000)
Animal Connection
$60,000
2020

general support

Animal Connection
$60,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$60,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$60,000
2017

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

Animal Connection
$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.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Responsive
$50,000
2020

Emergency Elephant Funding, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

Animal Connection
$75,000
2020

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

Animal Connection
$75,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$75,000
2018

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

Animal Connection
$75,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$75,000
2016

general support

Grants