Our Grant Philosophy
Franklin’s Friends grants funds to deserving local 501(c)(3) and government animal welfare agencies. Grant applications are rigorously reviewed for veterinary and financial responsibility. We strive to support three pillars of animal welfare: Shelter/Rescue, Spay/Neuter, and Community Education. All funds granted are restricted to the use specified in the grant application.
Apply for A Grant
Franklin’s Friends accepts grant applications from local 501(c)(3) and government agencies in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Volusia, or Lake Counties year round. Each organization may only apply once per calendar year. We do not donate to breed specific rescues or to individuals. We do not provide grants for the purchase of property or buildings. We will not grant funds to organizations who do not treat heartworm positive dogs according to the American Heartworm Society guidelines unless they are applying for funds to allow them to do so. Any organization receiving a grant from Franklin’s Friends is required to furnish receipts demonstrating how our funds were spent.
Franklin's Friends awarded a grant in the amount of $15,000 to The Pixel Fund to be used for heartworm treatment and medical expenses for dogs and cats pulled from Florida shelters, training of dogs with behavioral problems, Cat Outreach and Safety Program, and for Community Support.
Franklin's Friends granted $18,000 to Spay the Strays to pay for veterinary care, including spay/neuter and vaccination of cats rescued Central Florida.
Franklin's Friends granted $10,000 to Happy Trails Animal Rescue to pay for heartworm prevention and treatment expenses for dogs living in rural Osceola County.
Franklin's Friends granted $2,617.50 to Osceola County Animal Services to pay for vaccination/microchip clinics and heartworm testing/education/prevention clinics.
Our work is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Art and Phyllis Grindle Foundation.
This gift represents the love that Art and Phyllis had for animals in need.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR FRANKLIN'S FRINEDS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800) 435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OR VISITING THEIR WEBSITE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
Florida registration CH38383. No fees paid to professional fund-raising consultant or solicitor. The organization receives 100% of each donation.