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 2019
Applications are due by April 30 and can be submitted 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 Katie Dean.
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.
Since 2010, the Remy Fund has provided over $280,000 to support diverse animal organizations improving the lives of pets and humans. Organizations receiving funds in 2018 include:
- Shelby Humane Society, $10,000, for the agency’s Quick Fix program, providing deeply discounted or free spay and neuter services to Shelby County residents; note that this is the largest award the Remy Fund has ever made
- Walker County Humane Society, $6000, for the “Fix the Momma” program, providing no-cost spay services for dogs and cats in Walker County and the Kitty Fixin’ Program (new last year) that provides deeply discounted spay and neuter services during a short, defined time period
- Bama Bully Rescue, $5000, to provide care for pit bulls and other “bully” breeds that have been abandoned, abused or neglected
- Hand in Paw, $5000, to support the agency’s training and volunteer program with a goal of improving human health and well-being through animal-assisted therapy
- Kitty Kat Haven and Rescue, $5000, to support this free-roaming cat sanctuary and adoption center with food, litter, and spay and neuter surgeries
- Special Equestrians, $5000, to provide care for horses in the animal-assisted equine therapy program
- MomaKat Rescue, $4000, to provide adoption support for at-risk kittens, including medical care and socialization
- Adopt A Golden, $3000, to support spay and neuter surgeries, routine and specialist veterinary services, and boarding for Goldens with special needs
- The Red Barn, $3000, to provide care for the special needs horses in the animal-assisted equine therapy program, many of which have specific dietary and medical requirements
- Two by Two Rescue League, $3000, to support free spay and neuter days organized for high-need rural areas in and around Helena
- K9ResQ, $1000, to provide spay and neuter and other veterinary services for animals in the program as well as spay and neuter for low income community