Community Foundation Awards $13,000 in Animal Welfare Grants

The Community Foundation of the North State has awarded a total of $13,000 to seven North State organizations who work to support the welfare of animals.

This competitive opportunity is open to nonprofit organizations and public agencies who provide the following services: supporting homeless animals, supporting owned pets (keeping pets in homes), supporting wildlife, supporting organizationally owned working animals that provide services to residents, and disaster preparedness for animals.

Many shelters across the North State are currently facing overcrowding and are working hard to create accessible paths for adoption just before the holidays.

Awards were granted to the following organizations:

Haven Humane Society
Purchase veterinary equipment for low-cost clinic

Siskiyou Humane Society
Support Community Pet Resource Center in Yreka for low-income pet owners

Buster’s Paw Prints
Support Rancho Tehama spay/microchip/vaccination clinic

Tehama Together
Create ADA sidewalk at Dog Park for mobility-impaired incl. veterans to access exercise for service animals

Another Chance Animal Welfare League
Support spay and neuter of cats at Sanctuary, prior to adoption

Siskiyou SNIP
Support spay and neuter vouchers

Spay and Neuter Intermountain Pets & Pet Placement (SNIPPP)
Support spay and neuter vouchers in Eastern Shasta County

“This has been a very challenging year for un-homed pets; continued effects from the pandemic have resulted in full shelters; inflation is hitting families hard, making it difficult to keep pets healthy and in homes,” said Megan Conn, Program Officer for the Community Foundation. “Many North State shelters that have been ‘no kill’ are having difficult time maintaining that status. This year’s grants focus on keeping pets healthy and in homes and creating access to low-cost spay and neuter. We are deeply grateful to our community members who support this fund and encourage everyone to support local animal welfare organizations through making contributions, volunteering, fostering or adopting.”

The Animal Welfare Fund at the Community Foundation provides critical support to many North State organizations and as an endowed fund, is able to grow, providing greater reach over time. If you’re interested in leaving a legacy gift to help animals locally, please contact Kerry Caranci at

For more information about this and other competitive grant opportunities managed by the Community Foundation, contact Megan Conn, Program Officer or visit