TOPEKA, Kansas— Northeast Kansas Animal Welfare is pleased to announce the organizations receiving $25,000.00 in grant funding for their first ever grant cycle. Funds being awarded will assist ten animal welfare nonprofit organizations including shelters, rescues, human-animal support services, and community cat initiatives. Grant award amounts range from $1,000.00 to $5,000.00. Projects being supported by this investment include helping shelter pets get spayed and neutered, new computers for shelter employees to better serve adopters, veterinary care for rehabilitating rescue pets, and capital improvements for major facility improvements.
GRANT AWARD RECIPIENTS
- Jefferson County Humane Society, Valley Falls, $1,000.00: Shelter Pets Spay & Neuter Assistance
- Junction City Animal Shelter, Junction City, $1,000.00: Trap-Neuter-Release Program
- Have a Heart TNR, Clay Center, $1,000.00: Trap-Neuter-Release Program
- Critter Care, Topeka, $1,000.00: Public Spay & Neuter Assistance
- Prairie Paws Animal Shelter, Ottawa, $3,000.00: Trap-Neuter-Release Program
- Lucky 13 Rescue, Overland Park, $3,000.00: Rescue/Foster Pets Veterinary Care
- Lawrence Humane Society, Lawrence, $3,000.00: Technology Upgrades (new computers)
- Leavenworth County Humane Society, Lansing, $3,500.00: Capital Improvements (new cat kennels)
- Street Cats Club, Emporia, $3,500.00: Trap-Neuter-Release program, vehicle maintenance, capital improvements
- Doniphan County Pet Rescue, Bendena, $5,000.00: Capital Improvements (building renovations)
“We are pleased to make this investment in lifesaving agencies throughout our region,” said Justin Brokar, CEO of Northeast Kansas Animal Welfare Foundation. Speaking about impact, Justin continued, “we trust that these funds will help these organizations save more pets and have a great impact on animal welfare throughout northeast Kansas.”
Over 125 animal welfare organizations in 24 counties of northeast Kansas were eligible to apply for this grant. Eligible organizations must be a registered nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and in good standing with the IRS and state of Kansas. Applying shelters and rescues must also be licensed by and in good standing with the Kansas Department of Agriculture.
Northeast Kansas Animal Welfare Foundation staff will visit each organization in the next couple of weeks to present them with their award. Those interested in supporting companion pet animal causes are invited to follow along on NKAWF’s social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, Blog) to learn more about each project and the organization being funded.
Additional grant opportunities will be announced by the Foundation later this year.