Fund Details
Animal Welfare Grant, provided by the Robert Parker Fund and the Helen C. Schwieder Fund


The Animal Welfare Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County is available through support from the following funds:

·  Robert Parker Fund - To benefit domestic animals and promote their humane care. Support is available for projects serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, or DeSoto counties.

·  Helen C. Schwieder Fund – To support the care and maintenance of all animals located in Sarasota County, Florida that have not been placed in homes, farms, or ranches but are under the care and supervision of agencies in Sarasota County that hold these animals pending placement. The fund shall be used to pay for such items as veterinarian expenses, medicines, food, and rehabilitative care. Support is exclusively available for projects serving Sarasota County.

Your organization’s proposed project must meet the criteria for at least one of these funds to be eligible for grant funding. A series of qualifying questions at the beginning of the grant application will help you to determine eligibility.

The total amount of grant funds available in this grant cycle is $100,000. There is no set maximum for funding requests, but please keep in mind that the committee may award grants to multiple organizations. Partial funding of requests may be available based on the quality and quantity of applications received.

The application deadline is Friday, March 1 by 5:00 pm.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Patricia Martin at
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
3/01/2019 5:00 PM