Next Grant Application Deadline: 1 December 2020

Microsanctuary Resource Center 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 and sanctuaries with a variety of expenses, from infrastructure, to special projects, to veterinary care

Most grants are awarded on a quarterly basis; please watch our blog and social media for the next deadline.

Before applying, please read the following resources to understand fully the principles and goals of Microsanctuary Resource Center:

  1. Core Principles
  2. What Is a Microsanctuary?

Eligibility Guidelines

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.

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.

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.

For more information and for an FAQ about our grants, please visit our GRANTS page.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE!

A Note about our Microsanctuaries of Color Fund:

If you have questions, please reach out to us at info@microsanctuary.org.

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