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

American Humane Receives Grant from Marta Heflin Foundation in Wake of Eastern Kentucky Flooding

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, August 25, 2022 — American Humane has received a substantial Marta Heflin Foundation grant to help fund efforts to save animals in the wake of catastrophic flooding in eastern Kentucky. The flooding killed dozens and displaced thousands of people and animals across multiple counties in the state. “American Humane is grateful to the Foundation for helping…
August 25, 2022

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