Next Grant Deadline:

1 JUNE 2020

Microsanctuary Resource Center is excited to open up our next round of micro-grant applications! Micro-grants are available for individuals and organizations engaged in rescuing and caring for farmed animals, especially on small scales. Our grants of $500 (for individuals) or $1,000 (non-profits) aim to help microsanctuaries & sanctuaries with a variety of expenses, from infrastructure, to special projects, to veterinary care
We currently have four funds, including a new fund OPEN TO SANCTUARIES OF ALL SIZES! Please read the descriptions and eligibility guidelines below, as well as the Core Principles on our website, before applying.
MRC Micro-Grant Funds:
* Reproductive Healthcare Fund
* Microsanctuaries of Color Fund
* Startup Fund
* Special Projects Fund
ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
Reproductive Healthcare Fund
Used for contraception and other reproductive healthcare, by a veterinarian.
Limited placements/adoptions.
No unsupervised free-ranging of birds.
Ability to demonstrate proper, species-appropriate predator protection for any outside animals (fences, covered runs, digging barriers, etc.).
Ability to accommodate special needs, such as feeding of Cornish Crosses, when applicable.
Appropriate habitat for good quality of life.
Reproductive grants can be renewed once every 12 months from receipt of grant.
Microsanctuaries of Color Fund
This program, in partnership with Sanctuary Publishers, provides grants for vegans of color to help with starting a microsanctuary or making improvements to an existing microsanctuary.
20 total animals or fewer.
VERY limited fundraising.
Limited placements/adoptions.
No unsupervised free-ranging of birds.
Ability to demonstrate proper, species-appropriate predator protection for any outside animals (fences, covered runs, digging barriers, etc.).
Ability to accommodate special needs, such as feeding of Cornish Crosses, when applicable.
Appropriate habitat for good quality of life.
Microsanctuaries of Color grants are not renewable.
Startup Fund
One-time grants to help with starting a microsanctuary or specific care expenses.
Microsanctuary should be less than one year old.
Ongoing expenses like food and supplies will not be considered.
20 total animals or fewer.
VERY limited fundraising.
Limited placements/adoptions.
No unsupervised free-ranging of birds.
Ability to demonstrate proper, species-appropriate predator protection for any outside animals (fences, covered runs, digging barriers, etc.).
Ability to accommodate special needs, such as feeding of Cornish Crosses, when applicable.
Appropriate habitat for good quality of life.
Startup grants are not renewable.
Special Projects Fund
The goal of these grants is to assist with specific projects with expected cost of $5,000 or less, as well as specific medical care expenses for a resident or residents. Grants are for $500 (individuals) or $1000 (non-profits). While our other grant funds are focused on microsanctuaries, the Special Projects Fund is open to sanctuaries of all sizes.
However, sanctuaries must operate consistently with MRC’s Core Principles (including, obviously, promoting veganism) to receive a grant.
Ongoing expenses such as food, utility bills, etc. will not be eligible for funding.
The estimated cost for the project in question should not exceed $5,000.
Medical care for one resident or a specific medical need can be considered.
Grants are not renewable.
If you have questions, please reach out to us at info@microsanctuary.org.

To apply: https://forms.gle/PKLD2KmneVFWugvk6

Photo credit: Samantha, who lives with MRC board member Rocky Schwartz. Yes, we consider grants for rescued fishes, too!

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