Although there are many organizations nationwide that are involved in various aspects of animal and habitat protection, most are focused on “big picture” issues. Yet frequently the smallest efforts properly focused can become the seeds from which substantial efforts grow. At The Binky Foundation we recognize that the resources for starting an initiative are often the hardest to obtain. Thus, our grant program is focused primarily on assisting individuals and organizations seeking to take those initial steps that are critical to achieving a significant benefit or advancement toward protecting animals and their habitats.
First Steps Grants
Our First Steps Grant Program is designed to help small, local organizations get a firm basis for future sustainability or to help expand or perpetuate an organization’s ability to perform its mission. The Foundation provides grants of up to $2000 that come within the following guidelines and criteria:
- Support for a program in the early stages of development that is moving towards sustainability.
- Support for a specific one-time need that will provide a long-term benefit (such as to help purchase a piece of equipment or to make an improvement to a facility).
- Support for educational initiatives that will provide a long-term benefit or help an organization achieve sustainability.
- Support for unusual or imaginative new initiatives that are designed to provide long-term benefits or advancements toward protecting animals and their habitats.
The Binky Foundation does not provide direct payment for food or medical support for animals, or short-term support for an organization’s general budget for these services. For examples of the kinds of organizations we have supported, and the nature of the approved grants, see Our Grantees »
Our October 15 through December 1, 2018 window to apply for grants to be paid in the first quarter of 2019 is closed.
The Binky Foundation thanks the more than 200 organizations and individuals that submitted applications during the window that closed on December 1, 2018. Our Grant Committee will be vetting each application with the expectation that grants will be awarded in the first quarter of 2019. Please do not e-mail us about the status of your application. Each and every submission will be responded to in due course, whether or not a grant is awarded.
We will accept for consideration applications during announced grant windows only. If you are interested in being considered for a First Steps Grant, please complete and submit the online application form during the grant window. Access to our online form will be available during grant windows only. It is important for you to provide us with all the information requested to the best of your ability. The Grant Committee will review all applications received during the window before awarding grants, so there will be no benefit to being “first in line.” Please note that acceptance of an application is not a guarantee that a grant will be awarded.
Also, please note that we will no longer accept mailed requests, or e-mailed requests that do not use the online application form. If you have any problems completing or submitting our application form, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the the contact form.