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Volunteers Award $160K in Grants to Help TriState Pets

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) organized a group of committed donors and experts from the animal welfare field to review grants and award $160,000 to support the well-being of our region’s pets. 

 

 Animal Welfare Grants Committee

Molly Robertshaw (GCF), Linda Pavey, Anne DeLyons, Marjorie Rauh, Ann Hill, Maureen Heekin, Mary Pitcairn (GCF)
(not pictured, Karen Meyer and Martha Wolf)

CINCINNATI (June 7, 2017)— The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) organized a group of committed donors and experts from the animal welfare field to review grants and award $160,000 to support the well-being of our region’s pets. The committee was chaired by Anne DeLyons and included Maureen Heekin, Ann Hill, Karen Meyer, Linda Pavey, Marjorie H. Rauh, and Martha Wolf. GCF is proud to announce that 14 organizations across our eight-county region received from $5,000 to $15,000 in funding.

The focus of investments for this grant cycle included reducing avoidable euthanasia and supporting the optimal health and well-being of sheltered animals as well as those living with low-income families. The source of funding for these grants came from the Animal Protection Fund, Burt Family Fund, Jean Siemer No-Kill Animal Shelter Fund, and the William Hunter Young Fund, all held at The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. GCF disperses these funds every two years in line with the wishes of our generous donors.

 “I have observed much, much cruelty inflicted on animals by the human race, so my primary desire is to be helpful in alleviating this tragic suffering, and to support any efforts in bringing animals to a higher plane in the estimation of, and a greater respect by, the human race,” William Hunter Young said.

 The organizations who received a portion of the $160K in grants include:

  • Animal Friends Humane Society, Butler County
  • Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) of Cincinnati, Inc., Hamilton County
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati, Hamilton County
  • Kenton County Animal Shelter, Kenton County
  • League for Animal Welfare, Clermont County
  • Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay/Neuter Clinic, Hamilton County
  • Partners for Animal Welfare (PAWS) of Dearborn County, Dearborn County
  • Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati, Inc., Hamilton County
  • Progressive Animal Welfare Society Adoption Center, Inc., Butler County, Warren County
  • SPCA Cincinnati, Hamilton County
  • Stray Animal Adoption Program, Campbell County
  • United Coalition for Animals, Hamilton County
  • United Pet Fund, Hamilton County
  • Wesley Community Services Organization, Hamilton County

About The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

One of the nation’s leading community foundations, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation helps people make the most of their giving to build a better community. We believe in the power of philanthropy to change the lives of people and communities. As a community foundation, GCF creates a prosperous Greater Cincinnati by investing in thriving people and vibrant places. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1963, the Foundation inspires philanthropy in eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. At the end of 2016, GCF had net assets of $563 million.

 



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