Animal Welfare Grants

Animal Welfare Grants

Animal Welfare Grants are one of the primary focuses of The Dana Brown Charitable Trust. Throughout his lifetime, Dana Brown infamously shared his world-travels with the St. Louis community through broadcast television spots and Safari Coffee commercials. It was Dana’s belief that exposure to the beauty of nature, other cultures, and wild animals was deeply enriching to the lives of his fellow St. Louisan’s. The Dana Brown Charitable Trust continues this tradition by providing grants to organizations committed to protecting and promoting the health and welfare of animals in the St. Louis Metropolitan region.

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From The St. Louis Zoo to Support Dogs, Inc, The Dana Brown Charitable Trust has been providing animal welfare grants to 501(c)(3) organizations in the St. Louis Missouri and Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area for 22 years.

We don’t necessarily select the animal welfare grants we award based off of organization size or tenure, but rather the direct and measurable positive impact that your organization’s vision can have on animal welfare and thus the St. Louis community.

You don’t limit your vision, so why would we limit ours? The arts, science, education, leadership, animal health, environmental protection; you name it. When direct and meaningful positive change is a possibility for St. Louis’ animals, we’re interested in hearing more about what you’re interested in.

Grant Rules and Deadlines

Grant Rules & Guidelines

The primary purpose of The Dana Brown Charitable Trust is to provide for the health, education and welfare of underprivileged/economically disadvantaged children in the St. Louis, Missouri Metropolitan area and the health & welfare of animals in the St. Louis, Missouri Metropolitan area. Your grant request will be required to satisfy the above expectations. Specifically:

  • Your funding request must directly positively impact the health, education, and welfare of underprivileged/economically disadvantaged children or the health and welfare of animals.
  • Your funding request must be executed in the St. Louis, Missouri- Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions section to see what counties this includes.

Additionally, The Dana Brown Charitable Trust is focused on high-impact, low-risk funding and places high importance on those organizations that work collaboratively with other nonprofits.

Scope of Grants

The Dana Brown Charitable Trust is not an operating charitable foundation. Its purpose is to disburse funds to public charities that are presently recognized as qualified 501(c)(3) organizations for accomplishment of the Trust’s charitable purposes.

Accordingly, grants will not be made directly to individuals. In addition, the Grantmaking Committee may wish to make grants directly to the charitable organizations that will utilize the funds and, therefore, generally will not consider requests of Supporting Organizations. Grants will not be awarded for feasibility studies. Multi-year grants will be considered, but the fulfillment of immediate needs will generally be preferred over long-term possibilities.

Starting in 2017, The Dana Brown Charitable Trust is lifting our year-on-year-off funding restriction previously in place for grant submissions.

Equality of Opportunity

Dana Brown rejected the treatment of human beings on the basis of race, religion, national origin or gender. It is a purpose of The Dana Brown Charitable Trust to act accordingly.

 

How To Apply

The first step of applying for a grant from The Dana Brown Charitable Trust is to submit a Letter of Intent by completing this form on our websiteLetters of Intent are due on February 15th (11:59pm CST) for our Spring grant cycle and August 15th (11:59pm CST) for our Fall grant cycle. In the event the Grantmaking Committee is interested in pursuing your funding request, you will receive an invitation to apply for the upcoming grant cycle. The invitation will include detailed instructions about how and where to apply.

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