Smoke Rise Foundation: Grants for Animals and Wildlife

OVERVIEW: The Smoke Rise Foundation broadly supports a variety of animal and wildlife organizations located across the United States. It does not name specific animal-related interests.

IP TAKE: This funder lacks transparency, which restricts information about tis grantamaling strategies, guidelines, and eligibility requirements. Grantseekers should contact foundation staff for more information.

PROFILE: Established in 2009 and based in Homewood, Illinois, the Smoke Rise Foundation maintains a low public profile, does not operate a website and does not employ a formal staff; however, according to tax filings, Smoke Rise appears to invest in causes related to animals and wildlife, conservation, healthcare and food security.

The majority of Smoke Rise Foundation grants range in amount from $5,000 to $50,000. Animal and wildlife organizations receiving grants from Smoke Rise in the past include the Morris Animal Foundation, which was awarded a grant for its work protecting animals from diseases worldwide; and the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, which received funding to support a number of programs including the preservation and conservation of wildlife species. Smoke Rise awards animal and wildlife grants to nonprofit organizations across the United States and does not appear to impose geographic restrictions on its funding.

The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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Smoke Rise Foundation

c/o Friedman Huey Associates

1313 West 175th Street

Homewood, Illinois 60430