Kenneth Scott Trust Total Grants Pass               $20 Million Mark 

The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust granted a total of $800,565 to nonprofit humane organizations in Ohio, other states in the Great Lakes region, and for projects of National scope during 2017.  Details on awards can be found on our "Recent Grants" page.  Since its inception in 1996, the Foundation has made $20,450,407 in  animal protection grants to nonprofit organizations.




Grant Guidelines



Mission of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust

The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust is a private foundation focused on preventing cruelty to animals and promoting the humane treatment of animals, particularly companion animals such as dogs and cats, and other species of animals commonly kept as household pets.  The Foundation also supports efforts to protect the well-being of urban-suburban native wildlife, captive exotic wildlife, farmed animals, working animals, and non-human animals generally.  It extends in perpetuity the generosity toward animals in need shown by Kenneth Allen Scott during his lifetime, and assists those who care for them today.

The Foundation considers proposals from eligible humane organizations (as described below) based in the USA for projects designed to enhance the well-being of animals in Ohio and elsewhere in the Great Lakes region.  The Foundation will not consider unsolicited requests from organizations based in other parts of the country, or fund activities taking place outside the USA.   To be eligible, 100% of an organization's governing board members must have made a monetary contribution to it during the past year.  Organizations that cannot meet this standard should not apply.

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Update for Grant Applicants

Effective immediately, the Foundation is no longer accepting unsolicited proposals for activities of National scope or significance, or from organizations located in communities and states outside the Great Lakes region.

Beginning in 2018, there will be three deadlines  and three dockets for consideration of grant proposals.  The next deadline for submission of proposals will be August 15.  Applicants from Ohio and elsewhere in the Great Lakes region may apply at this time.  Additional information on our 2018 schedule may be found on our "Application Process" page.  As before, please send us a one-page letter of inquiry (LOI) outlining your project and its cost prior to sending your proposal.