Which animals qualify for the Oxbow Rescue Grants?
Our rescue grants are limited to projects benefitting animals which utilize Oxbow’s product line. Qualifying species include: rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, ferrets, degus, sugar gliders, rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, reptiles, tortoises, and others. Please note that we are unable to provide funding for spay/neuter surgeries, or any dog-specific or cat-specific projects.
Do dogs or cats qualify for the Oxbow Rescue Grants?
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide funding to dog-specific or cat-specific projects or organizations.
Do horses qualify for the Oxbow Rescue Grants?
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide funding to equine-specific projects or organizations.
How much should I ask for?
The total annual funding for the Oxbow Rescue Grants is approximately $25,000. This amount will be advocated to, on average, 6-10 organizations. Grant amounts will vary, and we reserve the right to allocate a percentage of requested amounts. With this in mind, your funding request amount should be directly correlated to your specific project or annual operating needs.
Who should my references be?
Your references should come from relevant individuals who can speak from an educated perspective regarding your organization’s practices, programs and needs. In many cases, these references will come from veterinarians who assist your organization in providing animal care, or others with knowledge and experience regarding animal care and the workings of your organization.
Can my reference come from someone within our organization? For instance, a veterinarian who is also a board member?
Your references should come from individuals with no direct affiliation to your organization. Please refrain from using these individuals as references.
Is there a limit in how many times I can receive a grant?
Organizations are eligible to receive grant funding in two out of every three calendar years. If you receive grant funding two years in a row, you are not eligible the following year.
Does my organization need to be 501C3 to qualify for funding?
No, we do not require 501C3 status for grant program eligibility.