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 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…

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

Courageous Canine Who Lost His Legs but Not Hope Wins Nation’s Top Title at the 2021 American Humane Hero Dog Awards® Gala

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, November 13, 2021 — Based on more than a million votes by the American public and the deliberations of a VIP panel of dog experts and celebrity animal lovers, Boone, a four-year-old hound mix from Butler, Pennsylvania, who lost two legs but not hope, has been named the country’s most heroic canine. Boone, who survived heartbreaking cruelty…
November 13, 2021