Anderson-Rogers Foundation: Grants for Animals and Wildlife

OVERVIEW: The Anderson-Rogers Foundation supports U.S. based animal and wildlife organizations working around the world. Major grantmaking interests include preserving animal and wildlife species in their natural habitats.

IP TAKE: This funder gives grantmaking preference to smaller, local and grassroots organizations rather than larger national and international non-profits.

PROFILE: The descendants of John and Sallie Haynes Anderson and Bertha Harper Rogers founded the Anderson-Rogers Foundation in 2001. Porter W. Anderson provided the initial endowment. Anderson was the co-inventor of a bacterial meningitis vaccine. The foundation supports “[o]rganizations that address a variety of social and environmental needs” focusing on reproductive health and abortion rights, access to contraception and sex education, reducing teen pregnancy, environmental education and activism, environmentally sound agricultural practices and food systems and the promotion of humanist values and separation of church and state.

Grant amounts typically range from $1,000 to $25,000. Past animal and wildlife grantee organizations include the Wildlife Alliance, which received a grant for its Rescued Wildlife program in Cambodia; and the Center for Biological Diversity, which received a grant to support its Endangered Species Defense Fund. To learn more about types of organizations Anderson-Rogers supports, examine its latest IRS documents.

The Anderson-Rogers Foundation accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry. Submission must be no more than two pages. The foundation warns potential grantseekers that this “[p]re-application letter is not an optional step.” Organizations must complete this process for funding consideration.

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