The Grants Committee makes grants to both animal protection organizations and to individual scholars pursuing work consistent with the goals of the Trust founders. Organizations may receive funds for specific projects. Doctoral or post-doctoral candidates may receive funds to support a specific research project. These funds must be distributed through an organization or institution with 501(c)3 status or its equivalent.

Grants may be made to organizational or institutional projects, grassroots activities, or academic studies that promise to advance animal welfare.

Grants will NOT be awarded to improve animal health, to provide for spay/neuter assistance, to save endangered species, to rehabilitate wildlife, to conserve/protect wild animal populations or to support political candidates. Municipalities and municipal agencies are NOT eligible.  Animal sanctuaries will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Organizations applying for a grant MUST be recognized as a 501c(3) entity or its equivalent in the country where the organization operates.