Most Recent Support for Humane Projects in Ohio and Other Great Lakes Region States 

Amid the challenges faced by animal shelters and other humane organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust recently approved and disbursed $227,010 in additional grants to nonprofit humane organizations, mainly in Ohio and other states in the Great Lakes region.  Details on awards can be found on our "Recent Grants" page.  The Foundation has made more than $22 million in grants to humane organizations since its inception. 



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


The Foundation will not be accepting proposals for capital campaigns or facilities improvements during 2020, due to limited funding availability.

Also, 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.

For 2020, there will be three deadlines  and three dockets for consideration of grant proposals.  The next deadline for submission of proposals will be August 15, 2020.  Applicants from Ohio and elsewhere in the Great Lakes region may apply at this time.  Additional information on our 2020 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.