Remy Fund Opens Fourth Annual Grant Cycle for Animal Related Nonprofits

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services is now accepting grant proposals for the 2014 grant cycle.

Ken Jackson and Remy

Ken Jackson and Remy

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-2014

Starting March 15, 2014 through April 30, 2014,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 last three years, the Remy Fund has awarded 21 grants totaling $70,000. In 2013, the fund provided grants to:

• Bama Bully Rescue, $4000, to provide care for pit bulls and other “bully” breeds that have been abandoned, abused or neglected

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

• The Red Barn, $3000, for care of rescue horses used in animal-assisted therapy programs for special needs individuals

• Walker County Humane Society, $3000, to provide no cost spay/neuter services for dogs and cats in Walker County

• Birmingham AIDS Outreach, $2500, for expansion of the agency’s Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) program that provides no cost spay/neuter services for enrolled dogs and cats

• Hand in Paw, $2500, to support the agency’s volunteer program through recruitment, training and placement of new volunteers to help grow program delivery

• SOS Beagle Rescue, $2500, to support rescue, care and finding forever homes for beagles

• Equines Assisting Special Individuals (EASI), $2000, for construction of an all-weather, covered arena in Jasper, allowing the agency to provide animal assisted therapy to special needs individuals even in inclement weather

• Alabama Siberian Rescue, $1000, to provide veterinary care for abused, neglected or abandoned huskies

• Two by Two Rescue League, $5500, to provide no cost spay/neuter services for dogs and cats in Helena.