Grants for veterinarians

34 veterinary organizations received at least $2.8 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 108 grants made from 99 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $750. Of these 99 foundations, 92% made just a single grant to vets, and 0% made grants to four or more vets. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$2,756,197
Total grant dollars given to veterinarians
108
Number of grants made annually to veterinarians
99
Number of grantmakers funding veterinarians
$750
Median grant size to veterinarians

Foundations that support veterinary organizations

Out of all grants made to veterinarians, 77% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 97% of the dollar-value of grants to vets. Foundations funding vets also made grants to animal shelters, international humanitarian organizations, food banks, universities, and water and wetland protection organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
77
Medium
 
10
Large
 
12
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
0
Private
 
87
Corporate
 
10
Other
 
2

Grants made

Grants made to vetsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
92
2-3
 
7
4-10
 
0
11+
 
0

Top 10 foundations supporting veterinary organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to vetsNumber of grants made to vetsMedian grant size
Rio Vista FoundationDEState14.9%3$1,000
Mas Family Charitable FoundationCANational4.2%3$500
The Hallingby Family FoundationNYRegional0.6%2$375
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.0%2$337
Mutual of America FoundationNYNational0.0%2$125
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.0%2$55
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%2$20
The Rachael Ray FoundationNYNational19.4%1$2,630,000
Arnhold FoundationNYMetro0.0%1$5,000
The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg FoundationNYMetro0.4%1$5,000

Veterinary organizations grantees

Veterinarians with more than $5 million in total revenues received 99% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 81% of all vets.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
107
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
1

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$500
$100k-$500k
 
$150
$500k-$1M
 
$2,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,000
>$5M
 
$875

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
79
Oregon
 
11
California
 
3
Michigan
 
2
Other
 
13

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
79
Portland, OR
 
10
Los Angeles
 
2
Atlanta
 
2
Other
 
12

Top 25 grants made to veterinarians

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
North Shore Animal League America$2,630,000An Unrestricted Grant To Further the Donee's Exempt PurposeThe Rachael Ray Foundation
The Animal Medical Center (AMC)$5,000General FundArnhold Foundation
The Animal Medical Center (AMC)$5,000General PurposeThe Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Foundation
Kidz Count$5,000General OperationsThe Batchelor Foundation
The Animal Medical Center (AMC)$5,000CharitableThe Daniel and Estrellita Brodsky Family Foundation
The Animal Medical Center (AMC)$5,000Veterinary Treatment, Research and EducationThe Linda J Wachner Charitable Foundation
The Little Angels Project$5,000501(c)(3)Diane Warren Foundation
North Shore Animal League America$5,000Charitable PurposeRandi and Clifford Lane Foundation
North Shore Animal League America$5,000To Further Donee Organization Goals.Don and Maggie Buchwald Foundation
North Shore Animal League America$5,000General & UnrestrictedThe Prentice Foundation
The Animal Medical Center (AMC)$5,000General ContributionMRS Cheever Porter Foundation
The Animal Medical Center (AMC)$4,700General Charitable PurposeLeeds Family Foundation
North Shore Animal League America$4,500General SupportLevitt Foundation / Stephen J Mathes Esq
North Shore Animal League America$4,000ContributionThe Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Foundation
North Shore Animal League America$3,334General Operating SupportJoyce & Irving Goldman Family Foundation
The Pongo Fund$3,000General OperatingLeslie G Ehmann Trust
North Shore Animal League America$3,000To Further the Organization's Activities.The Leonard and Robert Weintraub Family Foundation
The Animal Medical Center (AMC)$3,000CharitableK T Elghanayan Fund
North Shore Animal League America$2,500Animal RescueThomas & Annette Dircks Family Foundation
The June Project$2,500Program SupportSteps Foundation
The Animal Medical Center (AMC)$2,500For Donee's Exempt PurposeThe Optima Charitable Foundation
The Animal Medical Center (AMC)$2,500General PurposeJanet Yaseen Foundation
The Animal Medical Center (AMC)$2,500UnrestrictedThe Clement C Moore Ii and Elizabeth Wy Moore Charitable Trust
The Animal Medical Center (AMC)$2,500Charitable ContributionThompson Dean Family Foundation
The Little Angels Project$2,000Dedicated To Saving the Lives of As Many Dogs, Cats, and Other Animals As It Can Through the Help of Donors and SupportersThe Hainer Foundation
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "Veterinarians" category for this page is determined by the "D40: Veterinary Services" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.