2021 Support for Humane Projects

During 2021 the Trust has distributed more than $950,000 in 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.  Since its inception, the Trust has provided more than $23 million in grants to humane organizations.



Grant Guidelines and Application Process






Information for Grant Applicants

For 2022, there will be three deadlines and three dockets for consideration of grant proposals: January 15, 2022, May 30, 2022 and August 30, 2022.   

Letters of Intent (LOI) from new applicants should be emailed to Karen Kannenberg at director@kennethscottcharitabletrust.org one month prior to each deadline for approval to submit an application. Previous grantees are also asked to contact Karen Kannenberg prior to submitting an application, however an LOI is not required.  

Proposals from humane organizations based in the USA for projects designed to enhance the well-being of animals in Ohio and elsewhere in the Great Lakes region will be considered.

Humane organizations with innovative, cost-effective projects that demonstrate a commitment to improving the well-being of animals, especially those in underserved areas or belonging to disadvantaged social groups should consider applying.

Click the button above to view our Grant Guidelines and Application Process.


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Leadership Transition

Karen Kannenberg assumed the role of Executive Director for the Trust in 2021. After 23 years directing the Foundation's grantmaking, Dr. H. Richard Obermanns retired in June 2021. You can read about Dr. Obermanns’ many contributions to the Trust on the History page.

Karen Kannenberg, CFRE, has more than 30 years of fundraising and organizational development experience with non-profit organizations of varying size and scope. She was recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Cleveland as its Outstanding Fundraising Professional in 2016 and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Community West Foundation. Karen enjoys birding and has been fortunate to have the companionship of several dogs and cats adopted from local shelters. Karen can be reached at: director@kennethscottcharitabletrust.org.

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