A warm welcome to California for All Animals

Initial applications for Welcome Grants opened on February 14, 2022, and closed on March 31, 2022. All municipal shelters and private shelters with a municipal contract to shelter animals in California are eligible to apply for this grant. Eligible shelters will receive a $5,000 grant upon acceptance into the program. We’re here for you! Email data@californiaforallanimals.com if you need guidance on gathering or submitting your shelter’s data or if you need help with the application process. To apply, follow these steps.

Step 1

Complete the application. Note that you will be asked to enter historical shelter data from 2017–2021. If you’re already a member of Shelter Animals Count (SAC), you can meet this requirement by joining the CalAnimals Coalition. If you do not wish to join Shelter Animals Count, you can input your data when you apply. Prepare your data in advance by reviewing or downloading and completing this Excel spreadsheet based on the SAC basic animal data matrix. Only one application per organization will be accepted.

Step 2

Spread the word: our goal is for all eligible shelters to join the California for All Animals program. Share on social media and with your partner organizations and community.