Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association Charitable Fund

The Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association (SVVMA) Charitable Fund started as an independent charitable foundation in the 1970's before being repurposed in 2020 as a fund of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. 

It supports programs operated by small nonprofits, veterinarians, and veterinary students to improve the welfare of domestic and wild animals as important links to culture and ecology, in alignment with the Fund's mission: "Strive to strengthen the human animal bond by promoting education of veterinarians, veterinary technicians and the public on animal and public health and supporting efforts to improve animal health and welfare."

This grant opportunity is closed.

Please note that the requirements articulated below were developed for a previous round of the grant opportunity. Details for future rounds may differ.

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To be eligible for consideration, submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • Service area must be within the geographical area covered by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation: Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, and Placer counties.
  • Maintain tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be fiscally-sponsored by an organization that meets this requirement.

Types of Funding

The SVVMA Fund will accept proposals for:

  • Materials, Supplies and Non-veterinary Services | Examples include:

    • Pet food

    • Pet Supplies

    • Farriers

    • Animal welfare supplies (blankets, litter, formula)

    • Wildlife food and supplies, Etc.  

  • Equipment | Examples include:

    • Incubator

    • Crates, cages, traps, Etc.

  • Education and Outreach | Examples include: 

    • Programs that promote the human/animal bond

The SVVMA Fund will not accept proposals for:

  • Salaries for organizations
  • Annual fund campaigns, fundraising events
  • Capital campaigns
  • Gifts to endowments
  • Deficit funding
  • Direct assistance to individuals
  • Conferences

Additionally, grants may not be used for:

  • Political advocacy
  • Legislative policy efforts, or to promote particular religious and/or spiritual beliefs.


Grant Launch

August 15, 2022

Deadline to submit

October 12, 2022 (5:00pm PST)

Awards Announced

November 2022


The maximum amount grantees may apply for is up to $1,500. No late or paper applications will be accepted. 

For questions regarding the application process, using the online system or grant timeline, please e-mail the Foundation at