The Lupa Animal Wellness Fund supports programs for dogs and cats addressing cruelty and fighting, emergency services, puppy mills and pet overpopulation, animal research issues, pet adoption and spay/neuter initiatives, and the ongoing support of regional animal care centers. Priority is given to organizations which demonstrate financial need.
The following are representative, but not exclusive examples of projects which could be recipients of Lupa Animal Wellness Fund grants:
- rescue, care and relocation of animals in need
- pet population control through spaying/neutering and adoption
To be eligible to apply for funding, an organization must:
- Be classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or classified as an organization under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or an organization under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code; and
- Be located in or provide service to residents within: Cook, Lake or St. Louis Counties in northeast Minnesota; or the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa/Atisokanigamig, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa/Nah-Gah-Chi-Wa-Nong, or the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa/Gichi Onigaming.
Grants generally range from $500 to $25,000.
March 1, 2023 – December 29, 2023 @ 5:00 pm