Initiatives

 

June, 2017

 

The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust has disbursed a total of $622,065 in grants to nonprofit humane organizations during the first half of 2017.  Recipients were located in Ohio and other Great Lakes region states, with a few grants also to organizations with projects of National scope.  Since its inception, the Kenneth Scott Charitable Trust has provided $20,271,907 in grant support to organizations benefiting companion animals, wildlife, and other species in situations of distress or need.

 

December, 2016 

 

The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust disbursed a total of $944,276 in grants to nonprofit humane organizations in Ohio, other Great Lakes region states, and nationally in 2016.  The largest dollar amount, or $308,271 (32%), went to implementation of humane pet population control efforts.  Grants were approved by KeyBank's Discretionary Charitable Trust Committee, in its capacity as Trustee of Mr. Scott's foundation.  Fourth Quarter 2016 grants included $161,150 distributed to 13 Ohio organizations in the Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Toledo metropolitan areas, and elsewhere throughout the state. 

 

January, 2016 

 

The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust disbursed a total of $978,575 in grants to 67 nonprofit humane organizations in Ohio, other Great Lakes region states, and nationally in 2015.  This included $278,600 granted to 22 Ohio organizations during the 4th quarter, mainly to provide affordable spay/neuter surgeries or wellness care for dogs and cats owned by lower-income households, or for assistance to caretakers of feral cats. 

 

October, 2015

 

During the third quarter of 2015, the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust approved and disbursed $212,335 in grants to 13 projects of nonprofit humane organizations throughout the Great Lakes region and to 2 national organizations.  Grants were made for activities in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Upstate New York, and Western Pennsylvania.  Among the largest grants were two awards to the Michigan Humane Society for continuing education and training initiatives in the City of Detroit and statewide;  and to humane societies in Ann Arbor and Lansing, MI.  Total foundation grants made for animal protection in 2015 through mid-October come to $689,975. 

 

June, 2015

 

In the first six month of 2015, the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust awarded $477,640 in 29 grants for projects of Ohio, Great Lakes region, and National humane organizations.  The largest grant, $89,725, went to the Friends of the City of Cleveland Kennel to enable the Friends to buy an adoption transport vehicle for use with the Kennel's "City Dogs" initiative.   A grant of $14,900 allows Safe Humane Chicago to expand its shelter dog socialization program to involve additional youth on the City's South Side.  Other grants will support humane education programs, spay/neuter clinics, equine rescue, injured wildlife rehabilitation, the prosecution of animal cruelty cases, and construction of new animal shelters in Chicago and Toledo.  Grants were approved by KeyBank's Discretionary Charitable Trust Committee, in its capacity as Foundation Trustee.

Since its inception in 1996, the Foundation has made over $18 million in grants to nonprofit organizations for the purpose of animal protection.

 

February, 2015

 

During the fourth quarter of 2014, the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust awarded $277,450 in grants for 27 projects proposed by Ohio humane organizations.  Grants were approved by KeyBank's Discretionary Charitable Trust Committee, in its capacity as Foundation Trustee.  Grants were made throughout the state, mainly for spay/neuter and feral cat TNR projects, other veterinary medical care, and for new or improved facilities housing animals.

Total grants to all organizations in Ohio, the Great Lakes region, and Nationally for the year 2014 come to $978,638, an increase of $128,880 over the previous year.  More than one-third of this amount, or $341,365, was committed to spay/neuter and TNR projects.

 

October, 2014

 

During the third quarter of 2014, the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust disbursed $234,560 in grants to 17 projects of various nonprofit humane organizations, principally in the Great Lakes region.  Grants were made for activities in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Upstate New York, and Wisconsin.  Among the largest grants were awards to the Humane Society of Huron Valley for its innovative humane education programs, to the Michigan Humane Society and the Ohio Animal Health Foundation for continuing education offerings, and to the South Suburban Humane Society outside Chicago for a targeted spay/neuter effort.  Three other grants were made to support the work of National organizations.   Total grants awarded so far during 2014 come to $630,953.  Grants were approved by KeyBank's Discretionary Charitable Trust Committee, in its capacity as Foundation Trustee.

 

July, 2014 

 

The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust made $167,360 in grants to 13 humane programs in Ohio during the second quarter of 2014.  Recipients included organizations in the Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton metropolitan areas.  The largest grants in this quarter were to the Capital Area Humane Society in Hilliard (Columbus) to initiate on-the-spot health assessments of all felines brought in for possible admission to the shelter, and to the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation in Cleveland for updating and replacement of equipment used by Tri-C's veterinary technology program.  Other grants will support special fostering programs for adoptable dogs and cats, pets of senior citizens and persons in hospice care, temporary safe haven for pets of domestic violence victims, experiential humane and wildlife education programs for various age groups, wildlife center staff and volunteer training, and more efficient distribution  of donated animal care supplies.

The foundation also made three grants totaling $27,500 to humane organizations in other Great Lakes region states, as second year payments on commitments originally approved last year, for programs in Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh.

Total Kenneth Scott Charitable Trust grants for animal protection so far in 2014 come to $396,393.  Grants were approved by KeyBank's Discretionary Charitable Trust Committee, in its capacity as Trustee of Mr. Scott's foundation.

 

March, 2014

 

At its first distribution meeting of the year, KeyBank's Discretionary Charitable Trust Committee approved 9 grants from the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, 7 to humane organizations in the Great Lakes Region and 2 to National organizations.  The total amount of funding approved was $159,665.  The largest of these grants was $34,540 to Pets Alive Nonprofit Spay/Neuter Clinic of Bloomington, IN for continuation of its "Catnippers" multi-county feline spay/neuter effort in south-central Indiana.  Together with four other grants approved earlier and paid in January, 2014, the Kenneth Scott Charitable Trust has disbursed $201,533 in grants for the benefit of animals so far this year.

 

December, 2013

 

The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust announces the approval by KeyBank's Discretionary Charitable Trust Committee of 24 grants, including 20 grants totaling $229,925 payable to Ohio humane organizations before the end of the year.  Grants to all organizations in Ohio, other states in the Great Lakes region, and Nationally for the year 2013 total $849,758.