Remy Fund Opens Fifth Annual Grant Cycle for Animal Related Nonprofits

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services is now accepting grant proposals for the 2015 grant cycle.

Remy Fund grants support nonprofit organizations that work with traditional companion animals such as dogs, cats and horses. Grant applications for rescue/shelter programs, spay/neuter programs, animal assisted therapy programs, education and advocacy programs and service dog programs will be considered. Designated 501(c)3 organizations that serve Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker are eligible to apply for the grants, for more information review the current grant application guidelines: Remy-Fund-Guidelines-2015

Starting March 15, 2015 through April 30, 2015, you can submit your application through an on-line process by clicking here.

Grant decisions will be announced this summer. If a nonprofit organization has questions about the application process, contact Kim Rogers.

About the Remy Fund: Ken Jackson established the Remy Fund, a special Field of Interest Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, in 2010 and named it in honor of his late dog, Remy, a Jack Russell /Shih Tzu mix. Jackson has provided $750,000 to the fund which, along with generous contributions from community donors, has enabled more grant-making dollars to go to animal related programs each year.

In the past four years the fund has granted more than $100,000 to local animal agencies. Organizations receiving funds in 2014 include:

  • MomaKat Rescue, $6000, (Shelby County) for spay and neuter of free-roaming cats, as well as adoption support for at-risk kittens
  • The Red Barn, $5000, for care of rescue horses used in animal-assisted therapy programs for special needs individuals
  • Sanctuary Animal Rescue, $5000, to provide veterinary care for dogs and cats in the program as well as provide behavioral training to help ensure that dogs and adopters are well matched
  • Walker County Humane Society, $5000, to provide no cost spay/neuter services for dogs and cats owned by low-income families in Walker County
  • Adopt a Golden, $3000, to provide veterinary care for pure and mixed-breed Golden Retrievers that have been abandoned, abused or neglected and help place them in homes
  • Bama Bully Rescue, $3000, to provide care for pit bulls and other “bully” breeds that have been abandoned, abused or neglected
  • Special Equestrians, $3000, (Shelby County) to provide care for the horses used in the agency’s Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy programs for special needs individuals
  • Two by Two Rescue League, $3000, (Shelby County) to provide no cost spay/neuter services for dogs and cats in Helena
  • Alabama Pet Registry, $2000, to improve website usability. APR supports owners and rescuers through its website, connecting lost and found pets with their owners