OVERVIEW: Founded by NASCAR racer Greg Biffle and his wife, Nicole, the Greg Biffle Foundation supports America’s canine and feline populations through no-kill animal shelters, spay/neuter programs, and veterinary clinics, among other endeavors.
IP TAKE: This funder accepts unsolicited applications, and supports both small and large organizations in the United States.
PROFILE: NASCAR racer Greg Biffle, and his wife, Nicole, established the Greg Biffle foundation in 2005 "to create awareness and serve as advocates to improve the well-being of animals by engaging the power and passion of the motor sports industry. Financial support for the foundation comes from a variety of sources including individual contributions along with the sale of NASCAR Pets calendars and various racing and other sports memorabilia." The foundation supports projects that strictly support U.S. canine and feline populations.
The foundation's grantmaking supports U.S. organizations that work directly with animals, such as humane societies, veterinary clinics, spay/neuter programs, and no-kill animal shelters. Biffle spreads its grantmaking across wide-reaching partners. Despite operating from Mooresville, North Carolina, Biffle's awards support organizations across the U.S.; however, the foundation does not support organizations abroad.
Biffle accepts unsolicited applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Grants range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand. The grant-making team decides on all applications every December, and grantseekers learn about grant decisions in writing in January or February.
Greg Biffle, co-founder
Jenni Leibee, development director