Funding Guidelines

The Margaret T. Petrie Spaying and Neutering Foundation grant program seeks to reduce the number of animals euthanized in the state each year by providing assistance to North Carolina based organizations which provide spaying and neutering services in our communities. Although general organizational funding will be considered, preference will be given to well-defined projects with clear goals and objectives. Capital projects will not be considered at this time but may in the future.

Grants will generally be made in the $1,000 to $50,000 range, although requests outside either end of this range will be considered. Grant requests can be for a single or multi-year period, depending on the nature of the project. Grants will be made only to government agencies or organizations classified as public charities under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code and preference will be given to those based in North Carolina. For non-government agencies, a letter of determination regarding exempt status is required.

Our focus is on grants which provide for a long-term solution to pet overpopulation. We are interested in funding programs that will result in the promotion and increase in the spaying and neutering of animals in a tangible and direct way rather than distributions that might do so in an indirect way, such as through research or educational opportunities or education of the public about the need for spaying and neutering of animals.