JP Morgan Chase Foundation: Grants for Animals and Wildlife

OVERVIEW: The JP Morgan Chase Foundation supports local, regional, and national animal and wildlife organizations.

IP TAKE: This corporate funder offers grants for program or project support. Very rarely does Chase award grants for general operating support.

PROFILE: The JP Morgan Chase Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the global financial services company JP Morgan Chase. Through its programs and grantmaking, the foundation aims to “[e]nable more people to contribute to and share in the rewards of a growing economy,” by “taking a comprehensive approach [...] to make investments in four priority areas: Workforce Readiness, Small Business Expansion, Financial Capability, and Community Development.”

Although the JP Morgan Chase Foundation does not maintain a targeted grantmaking program dedicated to animal and wildlife organizations, its latest tax filings show an interest in these fields. For example, in the past, organizations such as 4 Paws 4 U 4 Ever, A New Beginning Pet Rescue, and A Purrfect Start: A Humane Education and Animal Rescue Organization have received grants from the Chase Foundation.

Grant amounts vary widely and can range anywhere from around $50 to over $750,000. Most grants however, typically fall in the $1,000 to $100,000 range. 

The JP Morgan Chase Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding from U.S. based organizations working within the country. The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications from international organizations or those conducting work outside the United States. The foundation accepts and reviews grant applications throughout the year on a rolling basis.


  • Peter Scher, Director and Chairman
  • Chauncy Lennon, Senior Vice President, Managing Director and Head of Workforce Initiatives, Global Philanthropy
  • Karen Persichilli Keogh, Head of Global Philanthropy
  • Mark Rigdon, Senior Vice President