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 2018

Starting March 15, 2018 through April 30, 2018, 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.

Since 2010, the Remy Fund has provided over $235,000 to support diverse animal organizations improving the lives of pets and humans. Organizations receiving funds in 2017 include:

  • Animal League of Birmingham, $7000, for veterinary care (vaccines, spay/neuter, flea/tick prevention) for animals attending the family friendly Bessemer Pet Education Fair
  • MomaKat Rescue, $6000, for spay and neuter of free-roaming cats, as well as adoption support for at-risk kittens
  • Shelby Humane Society, $6000, for the agency’s Quick Fix program, providing deeply discounted or free spay and neuter services to Shelby County residents
  • Walker County Humane Society, $6000, for their “Fix the Momma” program, providing no-cost spay services for dogs and cats in Walker County
  • Bama Bully Rescue, $5000, to provide care for pit bulls and other “bully” breeds that have been abandoned, abused or neglected
  • Greater Birmingham Humane Society, $5000, to support operating costs of Alabama Shelter Vets Clinic, which provides spay/neuter and other life-saving surgeries for GBHS animals as well as any area rescue partner needing medical assistance or routine and preventative care for their animals
  • 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
  • The Red Barn, $5000, to provide care for the rescue horses in the animal-assisted equine therapy program, many of which have special dietary and medical needs
  • ASPCI (Animal Shelter of Pell City), $3000, to provide low-cost spay and neuter certificates for St. Clair county residents
  • Special Equestrians, $2000, to provide care for horses in the animal-assisted equine therapy program