The following animal shelters have been awarded the maximum matching grant of up to $4,000 to conduct a needs assessment:

  • St. Francis Animal Rescue of Venice in Venice, FL
  • The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin in Janesville, WI
  • The Central Missouri Humane Society in Columbia, MO
  • Animal Rescue, Inc. in New Freedom, PA
  • CAWS Adoption Center in Delta, CO
  • Noah's Ark Animal Welfare Association in Trinidad, CO
  • Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society in Bainbridge, GA
  • Homeward Animal Shelter (formerly the Humane Society Fargo-Moorhead) in Fargo, ND
  • Humane Society of Hall County (doing business as Humane Society of Northeast Georgia) in Gainesville, GA
  • Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark, Inc. in Port Jervis, NY
  • It Takes a Village Canine Rescue in Evansville, IN
  • Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society in Salisbury, MA
  • Montclair Township Animal Shelter in Montclair, NJ
  • Panhandle Animal Welfare Society in Fort Walton Beach, FL

Application Information

The Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design (Mason Foundation) was established to provide financial assistance to initial assistance to an animal shelter looking to expand or remodel.

  • Only animal sheltering agencies (public or private) and rescue groups are considered for the grants.
  • Grant money must be used for needs assessment, initial consultation and architectural assistance, capital campaign studies, etc., for shelters interested in building a new facility or remodeling an existing building that will improve the quality of care given to animals and improve adoptions.
  • Grants may be awarded in any amount up to $4,000.
  • Funding to any one organization is limited to $4,000 per fiscal year.
  • The Mason Foundation grants cannot be used for normal operating expenses, supplement an organizations operating budget, or capital expenditures (e.g., new kennels or cattery equipment, new software, veterinary equipment, dog food, etc.)
  • Shelters must match the Mason Foundation’s grant.
  • The Mason Foundation will disburse its portion of the matching grant directly to the end user (i.e. a needs assessment firm, architect, etc.)
  • A copy of the General Release must be signed and returned to the Mason Foundation.