Grants & Awards

Offering help and recognition to those who deserve it most

American Humane is proud to accept applications for our grant programs, which fund a spectrum of lifesaving work benefitting both humans and animals. These grants support and facilitate efforts to rescue, shelter, and care for animals in need—whether homeless, injured, or abused—and those harnessing the remarkable powers of the human-animal bond.

Grants & Awards Initiatives

American Humane Hero Dog Awards®

The American Humane Hero Dog Awards® are a nationwide campaign that recognizes heroes on both ends of the leash and reaches millions of people each year. Hundreds of nominees compete,…

Feed the Hungry Fund

Like every other business or organization in America, rescue shelters are struggling to maintain basic services and care for their animal residents in the face of the current worldwide pandemic.…

Second Chance® Grants

Every year, countless animals suffer deplorable abuse and neglect. Often, local shelters and rescue groups are saddled with the steep expenses of saving, sheltering, and caring for these animals in…

Meacham Foundation Memorial Grant

Awarded through the American Humane, the Meacham Foundation Memorial Grant provides assistance to agencies for shelter expansions or improvements.

News & Updates

American Humane Presents Northeast Ohio SPCA with Feed the Hungry Grant

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, August 13, 2020 — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, today announced that the Northeast Ohio SPCA received a grant from American Humane’s Feed the Hungry fund. Located in Parma, Ohio, the Northeast Ohio SPCA is a no-kill, non-profit organization focused on giving shelter pets a second chance at life. “Animals have a special…
August 13, 2020

American Hero Dog: Ice

July 21, 2016 started like any other day on the job for K-9 Ice, a narcotics and patrol dog with the U.S. Forest Service. Early in the morning, Ice deployed to a suspected illegal marijuana production site on public lands within the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Alongside him were U.S. Forest Service officers and deputies from the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office…
Hayden Frye / August 10, 2020