Grants and Awards

Offering help and recognition to those who deserve it most

American Humane is proud to accept applications for our grant programs, which fund a spectrum of lifesaving work benefitting both humans and animals. These grants support and facilitate efforts to rescue, shelter, and care for animals in need—whether homeless, injured, or abused—and those harnessing the remarkable powers of the human-animal bond.

Grants and Awards Initiatives

American Humane Hero Dog Awards®

The American Humane Hero Dog Awards® is an annual, nationwide competition that searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs. Hundreds of nominees compete, but only one is awarded the coveted…

Feed the Hungry COVID-19 Fund

Like every other business or organization in America, rescue shelters are struggling to maintain basic services and care for their animal residents in the face of the current worldwide pandemic.…

Second Chance® Grants

Every year, countless animals suffer deplorable abuse and neglect. Often, local shelters and rescue groups are saddled with the steep expenses of saving, sheltering, and caring for these animals in…

News & Updates

From injured and abandoned, to a loving forever home.

An innocent three-year-old pup named Penny was recently seen heartlessly being dumped on the side of the road in New Jersey, bleeding from a presumed gunshot wound, desperately hoping someone would come to her rescue. Luckily, the good Samaritan who witnessed her abandonment immediately contacted Animal Control and she was rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic. The veterinarian believed she…
April 26, 2024