Remy Fund opens sixth annual grant cycle for animal related nonprofits

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services is now accepting grant proposals for the 2016 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-2016

Starting March 15, 2016 through April 30, 2016, 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 five years the fund has granted more than $130,000 to local animal agencies. Organizations receiving funds in 2015 include:

Adopt a Golden, $2000, to provide veterinary care for Golden Retriever/Golden mix rescues

Alabama Spay/Neuter Clinic, $4000, to provide low cost sterilization of dogs and cats

Bama Bully Rescue, $2000, to provide care for pit bulls and other “bully” breeds that have been abandoned, abused or neglected

Birmingham AIDS Outreach, $2500, to provide spay and neuter services and rabies shots for clients of BAO

Equines Assisting Special Individuals, $5000, to pilot a mental health program for veterans in Walker County using animal assisted therapy

Greater Birmingham Humane Society, $4000, to support the Rescu-Able program, providing rescue partners with high quality vet care at free or low-cost pricing using Auburn Veterinary School 4th year externs

Hand in Paw, $3000, to support the agency’s volunteer program

MomaKat Rescue, $4000, for spay and neuter of free-roaming cats, as well as adoption support for at-risk kittens

Rebecca’s Paws and Claws, $3000, to provide spay and neuter services for rescued dogs and cats in Blount County

Sanctuary Animal Rescue, $3000, to support rescue, veterinary care and behavior training for rescued dogs and cats

Shelby Humane Society, $2500, for initiation of a pilot program assisting very low-income clients (targeting seniors) with short term animal expenses

Walker County Humane Society, $4000, to provide no cost spay/neuter services for dogs and cats in Walker County