2012 Grantees

In 2012 The Binky Foundation continued to experience a major increase in grant applications. With our focus now primarily on the smaller First Steps grants, we have been able to help many more organizations that we have determined would bring long-term benefits to the grantee as opposed to simply helping with current operating expenses. Our criteria and information on our application windows for 2013 can be found on our Grant Program page.

First Step Grants

During 2012, First Steps grants of $2500 or less were awarded to a record 34 organizations in 17 states. These grants, listed below, largely reflect our mission and criteria as described on our Grant Program page:

Forward Steps Grants

Although The Binky Foundation is focused primarily on its First Steps grant program, it also provided support in 2012 for a few new larger Forward Steps programs that our grant committee determined would provide long-term, valuable benefits for animals or habitat, including:

The Binky Foundation also continues to provide ongoing support for several “old friends”—organizations that provide significant and important services to animals—domestic and wild—and their habitat, including grants to:

  • Unexpected Wildlife Refuge, a small refuge in Southern New Jersey providing a haven for beavers, other indigenous wildlife and migratory birds, protecting them from encroachments of farmers, hunters and civilized development.
  • The Raptor Trust, an organization in Central New Jersey providing for the rehabilitation and re-entry in to the wild of injured or orphaned raptors and other birds, most of which are harmed by their proximity to the New York metropolis.
  • The Environmental Law & Policy Center in Chicago, Illinois, in support of its Wildlife Habitat Protection Initiative and an environmental law fellowship.