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 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, elsewhere in the Great Lakes region, or that are National in scope. It will not consider requests from localized groups in other parts of the country, or for 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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Special Notice for Grant Applicants
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, the Foundation will not be accepting additional proposals for consideration during 2017. Proposals from Ohio humane organizations that would have been submitted by September 15, i.e. for spay/neuter and other veterinary care for animals, should be submitted by December 15 and will be acted upon during the First Quarter of 2018. In consideration of proposals during 2018, priority will generally be given to organizations with which we have already had a granting relationship, especially to requests for renewal support for ongoing projects.
Going forward, deadlines for submission of proposals for our consideration in 2018 will be: December 15 (2017) or June 15 (2018) for Ohio proposals, and March15 (2018) or September 15 (2018) for Great Lakes region or National proposals. As before, please send us a one-page letter of inquiry (LOI) outlining your project and its cost prior to sending your proposal.