Grant Guidelines 2013
Once AAF has indicated that your application will be accepted for review, initiatives that address these priorities are invited to request funding following these guidelines:
A. Grant applicants must be:
1. A unit of government, or recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. However, groups designated by the IRS as Type III supporting organizations are not eligible to apply;
2. Located in Colorado or having a direct impact on animals and their owners in Colorado;
3. Proposing an activity compatible with the Foundation’s mission as stated above
B. Next grant submission deadline is Friday March 29 2013. Proposals are generally reviewed within six weeks of submission and applicants can expect to learn the result
s within eight weeks
C. It is our practice to acknowledge proposals within two weeks of receipt. If you don’t hear from us, or you want to confirm delivery, do not hesitate to call. Proposals submitted before the deadline are appreciated. Fax proposals are not accepted.
D. AAF makes grants to programs operating in Colorado or having a direct impact on animals in Colorado. The most successful grant applications will (a) have a measureable impact on animal welfare, (b) fit within the key focus areas for AAF and (c) include additional funding from other sources. We prefer making grants to organizations we have visited or are partnered or recommend by organizations with a strong history of animal welfare in Colorad. Institutions conducting studies that result in new science, practice or knowledge significantly affecting animals living in Colorado are exempt from the Colorado-based requirement. We do not fund individuals, pets of individuals, debt retirement, indirect administrative costs, start-up costs, endowments or political campaigns.
E. If we have indicated we will accept your proposal:
1. Applications must be filed using the Colorado Common Grant Application
a. Animal Assistance Foundation has adopted the Colorado Common Grant Application because it a simpler and more universal form. The advantage of using this form is that it prepares you for making application to other Colorado foundations.
2. Applications must be typed, computer generated, or legibly printed.
3. Submit one original, unbound, and in a form that can be readily copied. Do not staple or put in a folder or notebook. Mail to 405 Urban St, Suite 340, Lakewood CO 80228.
4. Submit a single pdf file of the application with the cover letter, application and attachments all in the order designated on the common grant application. Send this electronic copy of the application and attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
a. In addition to the attachments required by the Colorado Common Grant Application, if you are required to be licensed by the Pet Animal Care Facilities Act, you must include:
i. A copy of your current PACFA license
ii. Your PACFA statistics for the most recent year.