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Thank you for your interest in joining Animal Grantmakers.


Membership in Animal Grantmakers is open to foundations, grantmaking public charities, giving programs, and individuals who are engaged in grantmaking that benefits animals, at least in part; is at a consistent, significant level on behalf of animal protection, or the organization itself is chartered for the sole purpose of animal grantmaking; and is purely charitable in purpose. Eligible organizations include private foundations, corporate foundations and contributions programs, community foundations and affiliated funds, donor-advised funds with a specific focus on animal welfare, and public charities that engage in consistent, significant animal grantmaking activity. Applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors.


  • The opportunity to network with other grantmaking professionals and trustees engaged in animal protection philanthropy. Most notably, this takes place each fall at the Animal Grantmakers Annual Meeting and Conference
  • Two free registrations to attend the Annual Conference
  • Access to the Animal Grantmakers private website and listservs
  • Animal Grantmakers members-only LinkedIn group


Dues are based on an organization’s level of annual animal-related philanthropy:

 Annual Grants
Annual Dues
 Up to $99,000 $700
 $100,000 to $499,000 $1,250
 $500,000 to $999,000
 $1,000,000 to $4,999,000
 $5,000,000 or more

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Membership Application (MS Word)

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