Applications for the next grant cycle are available in an online form here. The Foundation pays grants directly to the grantee. CAF does not pay indirect costs. No portion of a CAF grant may be used for “administrative costs,” “overhead,” “F & A costs,” or any other form of indirect costs.
The Foundation funds academic and artistic projects that raise public awareness about concern for animals, awarding grants in three categories: Research (scholarly projects about animal advocacy and its cultural roots and impact); Creativity (original work by artists and thinkers that expresses positive concern for animals); and Performance (public performances and exhibitions to raise awareness of animal advocacy).
CAF does not fund “hands-on” projects including animal rescue, public protest or trap-neuter-release programs.
The Foundation has an annual grant cycle. CAF accepts proposals from November 1 to January 31 of each year. Selected grantees will be notified by March 31.
The number of grants varies from year to year. On average, the Foundation awards fewer than 20 grants annually.
Individual grants normally are given in amounts ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. The Foundation may elect to award a partial grant, for a portion of the requested amount. CAF encourages applicants to apply for grants with other organizations, both before and after applying for a CAF grant.
No. CAF does not accept grant applications for multiple projects.
Past recipients are welcome to apply again for funding of a new endeavor or continued development of a previously funded project. However, priority in funding will be given to new applicants.