Remy Fund Opens Seventh Annual Grant Cycle for Animal Related Nonprofits

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 Grant Guidelines 2017

Starting March 15, 2017 through April 30, 2017, 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 six years the fund has granted nearly $200,000 to local animal agencies. Organizations receiving funds in 2016 include:

  • Shelby Humane Society, $9000, for a variety of shelter needs including heartworm treatment, low-cost spay and neuter, and equipment
  • MomaKat Rescue, $6000, for spay and neuter of free-roaming cats, as well as adoption support for at-risk kittens
  • Hand in Paw, $5000, to support the agency’s training and volunteer expansion program
  • Special Equestrians, $5000, to provide care for horses in the animal-assisted equine therapy program
  • The Red Barn, $5000, to provide care for horses in the animal-assisted equine therapy program
  • Walker County Humane Society, $5000, for the “Fix the Momma” program, providing no-cost spay services for dogs and cats in Walker County
  • Bama Bully Rescue, $4000, to provide care for pit bulls and other “bully” breeds that have been abandoned, abused or neglected
  • Greater Birmingham Humane Society, $4000, to support the Pet Pantry program, providing low-income individuals with pet food and other supplies to prevent unnecessary owner surrender
  • Equines Assisting Special Individuals, $3000, to provide care for horses in the animal-assisted equine therapy program
  • Mustard Seed Society, $3000, to provide care for horses in the animal-assisted equine psychotherapy program
  • Changing Leads, $1000, to provide rehabilitation and rehoming of retired racehorses