Scholarships and Sponsorships (Solicitation Only - except Anti-Cruelty)
Timeframe: Ongoing — No Deadline
Scholarships, Scholarship Programs, and Stipends
Scholarship programs, scholarships, and travel stipends for eligibile applicants to send staff, students, or law enforcement officers to attend conferences or other trainings directly related to animal welfare or animal cruelty pertaining to dogs, cats, equines, or farm animals.
We do not fund individuals.
Sponsorships for conferences, conference tracks, trainings or other events that provide education and/or training on animal welfare, animal cruelty or animal law enforcement
Sponsorships for fundraising or other events, including board or staff development (only if solicited by the ASPCA – unsolicited requests will be declined).
Please note that the ASPCA generally does not fund scholarship requests for professional development training that has no direct impact on animals, e.g. board relations/development and volunteer management
Please note that scholarships/stipends are made ONLY to organizations.
Please limit your request to no more than $5,000 or 10% of your annual budget, whichever is lower. Do not exceed the cost of the project budget. Please do not include more than one project request in an application.
Lower priority may be given to organizations that have received a grant in the previous 6 months.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Grantees who receive funding for a scholarship/travel stipend shall keep the best interest of its organization and the ASPCA in mind when making travel and lodging arrangements, and shall endeavor to keep the cost of such arrangements reasonable.
For anti-cruelty-related sponsorships, your request for sponsorship must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the event.
Please adhere to the ASPCA's food policy if any grant funds are used to purchase food: grantee agrees to limit the use of ASPCA funds to purchase vegetarian, vegan, fish or welfare-certified meat products only. "Welfare-certified meat products" shall mean products that are from farms, obtained either directly or through another supplier (restaurant, retailer, etc.), that are certified by at least one of the following certification programs: (a) Animal Welfare Approved; (b) Certified Humane; and/or (c) Global Animal Partnership, Steps 2 and above. For more information about welfare-certified products or where to locate welfare-certified products, please visit Finding Higher-Welfare Products on ASPCA.org.
Employees, volunteers or other associates of a Grantee whose food expenses are reimbursed or otherwise paid from ASPCA grant funds, including, but not limited to beneficiaries of travel stipends and scholarships, are strongly encouraged to choose higher-welfare meat products, fish, vegan or vegetarian food.