• The Millan Foundation provides financial support to assist non-profit animal shelters and organizations engaged in the rescuing, rehabilitation, and re-homing of abused and abandoned dogs. Funding programs for spaying and neutering to help reduce or eliminate dog overpopulation are a priority for the foundation. A preference is given in consideration for funding to organizations that do not euthanize healthy, adoptable animals
• Organizations seeking funding from the Millan Foundation are required to submit their Mission Statement along with board approved Planning Documents which detail the organization's strategy for achieving a zero-euthanasia policy for healthy adoptable animals.
• All organizations applying for grants must actively practice and promote Cesar's animal enrichment methods. Have your staff and volunteers mastered the walk? Does your organization promote balanced, calm-assertive leadership? Do you educate adopters on "Exercise, Discipline, Affection?" Do you consider energy levels of both dogs and people before before matching an animal to a new home?
• Organizations receiving funding must be willing to display materials reflecting an affiliation with The Millan Foundation.
• No funding is provided to individuals.
How much grant funding is available?
An average grant from the Millan Foundation ranges between $1,000 and $10,000. Funding extraordinary programs in amounts exceeding the average grant award will be considered with approval by grant staff prior to submission. The Millan Foundation does not typically make multi-year funding commitments.
What is the grant application process?
Grant applications are considered two times each year. The next deadlines for application submission are June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2011. Applications received after a submission deadline will be considered in the next funding cycle.
The Millan Foundation does not have a dedicated grant application form. To submit a request for funds, prepare a one page cover letter on your organization's letterhead introducing your organization. The cover letter should include information about the number and qualifications of agency employees, volunteers, governance, the number and type of animals served in the most recent completed fiscal year, and contact information for the organization. Next, prepare a one page summary describing the proposed project to be funded that includes the amount of the grant request and the number and type of animals to be assisted.
Proposals should include the following:
- One page cover letter introducing your organization.
- One page project summary including the amount of funding requested and a description of how funds will be utilized.
- A copy of the organization's determination letter from the IRS indicating 501 (c)(3) status.
- Mission statement and Planning Documents.
- List of board of director's names, titles, and contact information.
- Organization financial statement and balance sheet for the most recently completed fiscal year.
Do not include additional information such as organization brochures and collateral material in the proposal package. We will contact organizations for additional information, if required.
Mail complete proposals to:
The Millan Foundation
10844 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
All applicants will be notified of receipt of grant proposals. The Millan Foundation will assign a member of staff to review each application and will make recommendations to its board of directors for funding approved applications. Grant seekers will be notified of funding decisions within 30 days after each deadline.