Grant Guidelines

Animal Assistance Foundation Grant Guide

Grant Process

Go to the “Application Process” page for more details

          Step 1: Determine whether your organization is eligible to begin our grant process

          Step 2: Register your organization with AAF

          Step 3: Fill out the online Letter of Inquiry form

         Step 4: If your LOI is accepted, you will be notified to complete an online application


Capital Grants:  For capital grants, please contact us. 



Grant applicants must:

  • Be a unit of government, or recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, or an organization with a 501(c)(3) Fiscal Sponsor. However, groups designated by the IRS as Type III supporting organizations are not eligible to apply;
  • Be located in Colorado or having a direct impact on animals and their owners in Colorado;
  • Be proposing an activity compatible with the Foundation’s mission.     
  • Provide (if you are required to be licensed by the Pet Care Facilities Act)  a copy of your current PACFA license and your PACFA statistics for the most recent year     
  • Embrace the principles of non-divisive language
  • Utilize only positive reinforcement training and behavior methods


In considering grant requests, AAF seeks proposals that:

  • Demonstrate collaboration and resource sharing within the community.
  • Offer innovative ideas that support the five freedoms for companion animals.
  • Demonstrate a high potential for self-sufficiency and sustainability.
  • Have the potential for maximum impact.
  • Improve animal welfare in Colorado through focused efforts towards: