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."

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 and Supplies. Examples include:

    • Pet food
    • Pet supplies
    • Wildlife food and supplies
    • Incubators
    • Farriers
    • Blankets

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.



March 12, 2021

Deadline to submit

April 9, 2021 (5:00pm PST)

Awards Announced

End of April 2021

Click here to apply!

To apply for funding, please complete the online application, which includes a set of narrative questions and project budget form. Applications will open on Friday, March 12, 2021 and close at 5 PM PST on Friday, April 9, 2021.

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