This Year’s Recipients Are Working Towards Keeping People and Pets Together 

$300,0000 Granted in an Effort to Break Down Barriers That Are Causing California Shelters to Remain Full

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Two dozen animal shelters across California will receive grants through the California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative (CAWFC). The collaborative, launched in August 2019 by Best Friends Animal Society, Annenberg Foundation, California for All Animals, Maddie’s Fund, and Michelson Animal Foundation, offers a unique funding model created to bring about a transparent and comprehensive funding ecosystem whereby funders pool their money together to provide a more streamlined process that fosters a deeper partnership.  

The most recent round of funding will provide $300,000 to California shelters bridging the gap in their communities between at-risk pets and essential care, such as vaccinations, microchips, medical services and other support services, like help securing pet housing or emergency foster care.  

The funding cycle kicked off earlier in July and will end in June 2024.  

A breakdown of the grants awarded  

A total of $35,000 in grants was given to Southern California organizations, including: 

$76,500 in grants was given to organizations in Central California, including: 

$188,500 in grants was awarded to Northern California organizations, including: