Grants & 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 & Awards Initiatives

attend the Sixth Annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

American Humane Hero Dog Awards®

The American Humane Hero Dog Awards® are an annual, nationwide competition that searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs – often ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things, whether it’s saving…

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…

Meacham Foundation Memorial Grant

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 improvements. Shelters and rescue groups…

News & Updates

Honoring Five Heroic Military K-9s

Last week, American Humane proudly recognized the heroism of five veterans in our nation’s capital. The honorees accepted their medals with a sniff, a pant, and a wag of their tails. That’s right – the five veterans were retired military working dogs, and they were honored with the American Humane Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage, the nation’s highest honor…
June 1, 2018