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."
Please note that the requirements articulated below were developed for a previous round of the grant opportunity. Details for future rounds may differ.
To be eligible for consideration, submissions must meet the following criteria:
The SVVMA Fund will accept proposals for:
Materials, Supplies and Non-veterinary Services | Examples include:
Animal welfare supplies (blankets, litter, formula)
Wildlife food and supplies, Etc.
Equipment | Examples include:
Crates, cages, traps, Etc.
Education and Outreach | Examples include:
Programs that promote the human/animal bond
The SVVMA Fund will not accept proposals for:
Additionally, grants may not be used for:
August 15, 2022
Deadline to submit
October 12, 2022 (5:00pm PST)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.