Guidelines – 2013
The Ryan Newman Foundation seeks to fund organizations focused on low cost spay/neuter clinics and encouraging people to adopt dogs and cats from animal shelters, as well as educate children and adults on the importance of conservation. The Foundation has established certain criteria to help decide where funds may be most effectively utilized. Consideration is limited to 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt organizations focusing on low cost spay/neuter clinics through the Humane Alliance or other stand alone institutions. Funding is provided to programs that help shelters and families sterilize and vaccinate dogs and cats. Organizations applying for a grant must be based in the United States.
Each applicant will be evaluated by the organizations needs, the services it offers, the quality of its management and the financing and fund-raising practices.
The Ryan Newman Foundation does NOT consider the following for funding:
Funding is awarded in the amount of $500.00 up to $5,000.00 per grant for a specific campaign created by the organization. Grant money will be awarded in July/August with grant funds being utilized for 2013 programs. Grants in excess of this amount are at the discretion of the Foundation Officers. The level of funding needed for a proposed project or program should determine the amount of the grant request. As a general rule, grants are not awarded for operating costs nor are they awarded for start-up organizations. Only one request per year will be accepted from a non-profit organization. Multiple-year grants are no longer awarded unless voted on by the Foundation Officers.
Please carefully read the following general requirements in their entirety before submitting a grant proposal. If your organization does not meet all of these requirements it will not be considered for funding from the Ryan Newman Foundation.
Organizations focusing on low-cost spay/neuter programs and educational programs for children and adults about the importance of conservation. Funding is provided to programs that help sterilize and vaccinate rescue/shelter animals, TNR programs and assist families who cannot afford to do so. Programs must be in the United States.
A final report detailing the expenditure and outcomes of the grant must be submitted to the Ryan Newman Foundation Director at the end of the funding period. Failure to file this report will exclude the grantee from future applications to the Ryan Newman Foundation. Grantees are also encouraged to provide periodic progress reports throughout the year.
Grantees can reapply for a new grant one year after initial application, following favorable review of their final report. Grantees should not rely on the Ryan Newman Foundation for continual funding of their programs or projects; it is strongly recommended that other sources of support also be secured.
In the event the grantee ceases to operate or becomes insolvent, all unused Ryan Newman Foundation grant money shall be immediately remitted to the Ryan Newman Foundation. If the original purpose, project and/or program of the grantee changes, the grantee must notify the Ryan Newman Foundation in writing for permission to redirect the funds. If permission i not granted, grantee shall remit any and all grant money to the Ryan Newman Foundation. The Ryan Newman Foundation reserves the right to continue funding a grantee if such grantee’s purpose, project or program changes.
Deadline for Submission:
There is only one grant cycle per year. All applications and documentation must be submitted by June 30, 2013. All organizations selected will be notified.2013GrantApplication.pdf