Grant Solicitation Animal Rescue Support Grant Program


Grant Solicitation Animal Rescue Support Grant Program

The City of Fresno (City) Animal Center’s mission is to increase live outcomes for animals by reducing the euthanasia rate. With guidance from our partners, we strive to reunite pets with their owners by providing resources to City of Fresno residents. 

The City is providing grant funding to nonprofit organizations that serve City of Fresno pets and pet owners. The goal of this grant is to provide support to organizations providing services that further our mission. 

The City can award up to $2,500 per organization. There is no minimum award. Grant funding will be awarded on a reimbursable basis. Up to 50% of funding will be provided up front. The remaining funding will be issued upon submission of receipts. The number of grants awarded will be based on funding availability. 

501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations in the City of Fresno will be eligible to apply for grants to provide animal rescue services to City of Fresno resident pet owners. Your organization must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3), active, and in good standing with the IRS, California Franchise Tax Board, and California Secretary of State. 

Eligible expenses may include animal supplies and operating costs including but not limited to food, shelter, potty pads, medical supplies, blankets, spaying and neutering, vaccines, medication, deworming, etc. 

Receipts and invoices must be submitted to [email protected] for reimbursement within 30 days of purchase. Organizations awarded funding will be required to enter into an agreement with the City. 

January 4, 2024January 4, 2024
January 26, 2024Grant applications due at 5:00pm
January 26, 2024 – February 9, 2024Award funding, execute agreements, and provide notice to proceed letter
February 12, 2024Funding term begins
June 30, 2024Funding term ends

Grant applications can be submitted online by completing the grant application here: Animal Rescue Support Grant Application 

Electronic proposals are preferred. A hard copy will be accepted but is not required, and can be delivered at: 

Fresno Animal Center
5277 E. Airways Blvd. 
Fresno, CA 93727 

You may submit hard copies in person daily from 10 AM – 4 PM, closed Thursdays. 


For questions, please email [email protected] or call 559-621-2955

Please refrain from sharing this on social media, but feel free to forward this email to other eligible organizations.