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

American Humane Hero Dog Awards®

The American Humane Hero Dog Awards® are a nationwide campaign that recognizes heroes on both ends of the leash and reaches millions of people each year. Hundreds of nominees compete,…

Feed the Hungry 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…

Meacham Foundation Memorial Grant

Awarded through the American Humane, the Meacham Foundation Memorial Grant provides assistance to agencies for shelter expansions or improvements.

News & Updates

American Humane Presents Mr. Grey’s Strays with Feed the Hungry Grant

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, May 21, 2020 — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, today announced that Mr. Grey’s Strays received a grant from American Humane’s Feed the Hungry fund. Located in Brockport, New York, Mr. Grey’s Strays is a small, community focused cat rescue. “Due to the COVID-19 virus… All community fundraisers have been put on hold,…
May 21, 2020

American Humane Presents Street Dogz with Feed the Hungry Grant

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, May 19, 2020 — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, today announced that Street Dogz is a recipient of American Humane’s Feed the Hungry grant. Located in Las Vegas, NV, Street Dogz works to ensure that no pet is surrendered due to a lack of resources on the part of their human. On a…
May 19, 2020