Van Sloun Foundation: Grants for Animals and Wildlife

OVERVIEW: The Van Sloun Foundation largely invests in animal and wildlife work that relates to domestic animals.

IP TAKE: This funder tends to award unrestricted grants rather than project specific support.

PROFILE: Established in 1992, the Van Sloun Foundation prefers to maintain a low public profile. As a result, it does not operate a website and only has one paid employee. The foundation, however, is based in Westport, Massachusetts. The foundation also prefers a broad approach to its grantmaking. According to its tax filings, the foundation supports an array of nonprofits located around the United States, including those conducting environmental conservation works. 

Past animal and wildlife grantees include Ducks Unlimited, Morris Animal Foundation, and the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Grant amounts tend to be modest, most ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. While the foundation does not impose explicit geographic restrictions on its grantmaking, it prioritizes nonprofits located in its home state of Massachusetts. However, this funder has also invest in NGOs located  beyond Massachusetts, such as New York, Maine, Kentucky, Connecticut, and Minnesota. While Van Sloun does not appear to award grants to nonprofits located across the entire United States, there appears some geographic variety in its grantmaking.

According to its tax filings, the Van Sloun Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding. There are no submission deadlines and grantseekers should send their applications to the address provided below.


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Van Sloun Foundation

Attn: Neil Van Sloun

Scotch Pine Lane P.O. Box 116

Westport, MA 02791

(508) 636-4573