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). Preference is given to applicants who do not depend on other sources of external funding.
CAF does not fund “hands-on” projects including animal rescue, public protest or trap-neuter-release programs.
The Foundation has an annual grant cycle. Grant applications are due on or before January 31 of the grant’s calendar 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.
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.