Dr. Scholl Foundation: Grants for Animals and Wildlife

OVERVIEW: The Dr. Scholl Foundation supports animal and wildlife foundations around the United States; however, organizations that are grantmaking entities themselves are not eligible for a Dr. Scholl Foundation grant.

IP TAKE: This funder does not consider grant applications from organizations that have fewer than three years of financial activity.

PROFILE: Dr. William M. Scholl founded the Dr. Scholl Foundation in 1947, a private and independent foundation. Based in Northbrook, Illinois, the foundation aims to provide “[a]ssistance to organizations committed to improving our world” and focuses its grantmaking on education, social service, healthcare, civic and cultural, and environmental causes.

The foundation does not designate specific areas of funding interest for its environmental program. According to tax filings, the Dr. Scholl Foundation supports animal related nonprofits around the country. Past grantees include organizations such as Colorado Horse Rescue, which received funding for its Horse Care Fund; and International Hearing Dog, Inc., which received funding for its Hearing Dog Sponsorship program. The foundation also supports local animal shelters.

Grant amounts typically range from $5,000 to $30,000. The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding between October 1 and March 1 of each calendar year.


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