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

One Week Left to Help Choose Finalists for America’s Top Dog

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, July 9, 2020 — For thousands of years, dogs have given us their protection, companionship and unconditional love. Now we humans have one week to pay back a tiny portion of that considerable debt by helping to choose the finalists for the 2020 American Humane Hero Dog Awards®, a nationwide effort to identify and honor the…
July 9, 2020

American Humane Presents McKamey Animal Center with Feed the Hungry Grant

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, July 8, 2020 — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, today announced that McKamey Animal Center (MAC) received a grant from American Humane’s Feed the Hungry fund. Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, MAC works to eliminate animal overpopulation, cruelty and neglect. “On behalf of all of our kitties and our staff, we want to thank…
July 8, 2020