**Applications for Meacham Foundation Grants are not being taken at this time.** Please check back later or contact us with questions.
Administered by American Humane Association, the Meacham Foundation Memorial Grant was established in 1969, in memory of Ms. Tressa Meacham, to provide financial assistance to agencies for shelter expansion or improvement.
Grant money must be used to increase and/or improve the quality of care given to animals. Grants may be awarded in any amount up to $4,000.
Meacham Grants may not be used for supplementing an agency’s operating budget, reducing deficits, purchasing vehicles, fundraising (e.g., gift shops, thrift stores), or for performing routine maintenance.
Agencies receiving grants for construction or capital improvement must either: 1) own the property on which such improvements will be made; or 2) hold a long-term lease, with a minimum of five years remaining, on the property and/or facility.
Grants will be made only to animal care agencies duly incorporated and classified as 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations or public (local government) agencies.
Organizations receiving funds for any purpose are accountable to American Humane Association for the use of the grant monies as designated in the proposal. At the completion of the project, or one year after the date of the award (whichever comes first), the grantee must submit a report indicating the deposition of funds and photographic or other evidence of the construction, improvement, or equipment provided by the grant. A plaque or other permanent acknowledgement of the award must be displayed by organizations that receive awards from this grant. Organizations may be requested to forward copies of receipts, invoices, and other documents in support of their report. All materials, including photographs, become the property of American Humane Association and will not be returned to the submitting party.
Currently Meacham Foundation Grants are provided through a Directed Grant process.