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Thank you for your interest in joining Animal Grantmakers. Please review the following information to determine your eligibility, dues and value to your organization. Should you have any questions, please email us.

Eligibility

Membership in Animal Grantmakers is open to foundations, other grantmaking organizations, giving programs and individuals that are engaged in grantmaking that benefits animals, at least in part, and whose giving is at a consistent, significant level on behalf of animal protection and is purely charitable in purpose; or the organization itself is chartered for the sole purpose of animal grantmaking. These can include private foundations, corporate foundations and contributions programs, community foundations and affiliated funds, donor-advised funds with a specific focus on animal protection, public charities that engage in consistent, significant animal grantmaking activity and individual philanthropists. Other types of entities and giving vehicles may also be eligible. Applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors.

Benefits

Animal Grantmakers strives to make membership increasingly more valuable. Our recently expanded offerings include:

  • Two free registrations per member organization to the Animal Grantmakers Annual Conference, an unparalleled educational and networking event held each fall in a different city rich in animal-protection expertise (additional registrations may be purchased);
  • Attendance at the Animal Grantmakers Annual Business Meeting, which takes place in conjunction with the Annual Conference, during which the composition of the Board of Directors for the following year, procedural changes, budgets and other business matters are considered;
  • The opportunity to network and cooperate with other grantmaking professionals and trustees engaged in animal protection philanthropy throughout the year via our members-only directory, ListServ and LinkedIn group;
  • Access to the Animal Grantmakers members-only website, which includes exclusive research, resources and information, as well as a plethora of tools to help inform and maximize the impact of members’ work;
  • Educational webinars throughout the year presented by Animal Grantmakers or co-sponsored with other affinity groups or organizations with common interest areas; and,
  • A subscription to AGuardian, our new quarterly e-newsletter with news about Animal Grantmakers and its members, upcoming events, helpful new resources, current legislation and more. 

Dues

Annual dues are based on an organization’s level of animal-related philanthropy.

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