Kate Spade & Company Foundation: Grants for Animals and Wildlife

OVERVIEW: The Kate Spade and Company Foundation supports a diverse set of animal organizations across the country.

IP TAKE: The foundation awards grants for general operating support, specific projects, direct services, public policy, public awareness, and infrastructure.

PROFILE: The Kate Spade & Company Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the lifestyle and luxury brand company Kate Spade. The foundation is “committed to providing women with access to the training, tools and access necessary to achieve economic independence,” and focuses its grantmaking on three areas: women in entrepreneurship, women in technology, and women in the arts.

The foundation prioritizes organizations located in New York City’s five boroughs, Hudson County, and New Jersey; however, not only does this funder support organizations located outside of its geographic priority regions, it also supports organizations conducting work beyond its main areas of grantmaking interests.

While animals and wildlife are not on the foundation’s list of giving priorities, it supports a number of elated organizations across the country. For example, Best Friends Animal Society based in Utah is a past grantee as is the Washington, D.C.-based World Wildlife Fund.

Kate Spade & Company Foundation grants vary widely in amount and can range anywhere from $25 to over $150,000. The majority of grants typically range from $1,000 to $10,000. To learn more about select grantees, explore its featured grants listing.

The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from February 1 to March 1. Grantees must submit their applications to foundation@katespade.com.

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