A Passion for Pets and Animal Services
In 2010, Birmingham businessman and philanthropist Ken Jackson honored the memory of his late dog Remy, a Jack Russell- Shih Tzu mix, by establishing the Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. The fund awarded its first grants in 2011 and since that time has awarded more than $500,000 to support diverse animal organizations in our community.
The Remy Fund awards grants to companion animal (dogs, cats and horses) nonprofits serving Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker counties.. Requests will be considered for general organizational support, although preference will be given to projects with clear goals and objectives. Capital projects will not be considered at this time. Areas of priority are:
- rescue/shelter programs for traditional companion animals
- spay/neuter programs
- animal-assisted therapy programs involving traditional companion animals
- education and advocacy programs (promoting the humane and dignified treatment of traditional companion animals)