Verizon Foundation: Grants for Animals and Wildlife

OVERVIEW: The Verizon Foundation’s animal-related giving often supports local chapters of the Humane Society, rescue shelters, and pet adoption organizations.

IP TAKE: While Verizon is a massive corporation, it is a relatively modest grantmaker.  As a result, grantseekers should expect modest support at most. 

PROFILE: The Verizon Foundation does not name specific grantmaking program for animals and wildlife nor does it share a mission. Instead, it prefers a broad approach enabling the foundation to invest its funds in what it deems necessary each year. It does, however, support causes important to its employees and clearly, which includes animals and wildlife.

According to its tax filings, the foundation gives widely to local animal shelters, rescue organizations, and service animal outfits. For example, 4 Paws for Ability and 2nd Chance Pet Adoptions are past grantees as are a whole host of local Humane Societies located across the United States. To learn more about the Verizon’s Foundation’s grantmaking, download its latest available tax filings here.

Grants are modest, typically ranging from $1,000 to $10,000—with most grants coming in at the low end of that funding spectrum. Rather than awarding large grants to an intimate handful of organizations, Verizon prefers to invest in many organizations thereby providing several small grants each year.  

The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding. However, it encourages grantseekers to get in touch with their local community relations manager to learn more about the foundation’s grantmaking.

PEOPLE:

  • Rose Kirk, President
  • Monty Garrett, Vice President
  • Kee Chan Sin, Vice President

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