Purpose of category:
This grant will support programs that increase health opportunities for under-resourced pets and their people by facilitating the delivery of accessible basic veterinary care.
Types of animals served:
Any owned companion animal. These are animals that are kept primarily for a person’s companionship.
Applicants should include one or more of the following:
- Focus: Programs that have a primary focus on providing basic veterinary care
- Community: Programs that have elements of community focus and engagement
- Scalability: Programs that have scalability within the organization's community and/or nationally
- 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
- Partnerships and collaboration: Programs that involve collaborative partnerships with other community and/or for-profit organizations
Grant Category FAQs
What types of care qualify as basic veterinary care?
- Basic wellness
- Heartworm treatment and preventative
- Flea & tick
- Basic medical procedures
What qualifies as an under-resourced pet?
Pets with owners whose culture, demographic, geographic or economic characteristics impede or prevent access to affordable veterinary services.
- The first step in applying for the Access to Care grant is to complete a Letter of Intent (LOI) application through CyberGrants, our grants management system. The link for the Letter of Intent application will be available July 1 - August 1. View the sample Letter of Intent.
- If accepted, applicants will be invited by PetSmart Charities to complete a full application in CyberGrants August 7 – August 28.
Contact a PetSmart Charities Regional Relationship Manager in your area:
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