Purpose of category:
Grant awards will support animal-assisted therapy programs at children’s hospitals or hospital systems with a children’s component.
Types of animals served:
Any owned companion animal. Funding may support either a facility dog program or a volunteer program in the hospital.
Applicants should include the following:
- Focus: Programs that have a primary focus on providing animal-assisted therapy in children’s hospitals
- Sustainability: Programs that have other funding sources and long-term sustainability
- Data Collection: Programs that are unique and innovative that have strong data collection and can build an example for other organizations
Who can apply:
- Application available via invitation only for children’s hospitals or hospitals with children’s component; interested parties should contact their Regional Relationship Manager