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Animal Grantmakers

Animal Grantmakers is an affinity group of foundations and organizations making grants to benefit animals. This diverse group of philanthropists works locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on issues involving companion animals, captive and free-ranging wildlife, farmed animals and animals used in research, among others.

  • Serve as the principal proponent for animal protection philanthropy
  • Facilitate communication, education and cooperation among animal philanthropic organizations
  • Foster studies and provide information to grantmakers and other interested parties about animal philanthropy, its funding patterns, standards, trends, problems and issues
  • Encourage philanthropists and other grantmaking entities to make a significant commitment to funding that benefits animals
  • Promote public understanding of animals, their welfare and the intrinsic value of animal protection and animal philanthropy


Council on Foundations

A nonprofit membership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. Our mission is to promote responsible and effective philanthropy by assisting existing and future grantmakers.

2121 Crystal Drive, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22202
800-673-9036 – gro.f1591214475oc@re1591214475tsamb1591214475ew1591214475


Exponent Philanthropy (nee Association of Small Foundations)

“Foundations with few or no staff provide half of the total foundation funding in the U.S., giving essential financial support to hospitals, libraries, youth programs, senior programs, education, historic preservation, the arts, social services, and other important activities in thousands of communities across the country. The ASF was set up to help these foundations.”

National Headquarters: 733 15th Street, N.W., Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: 202-393-4433
Toll free: 888-212-9922
Fax: 202-393-4474
E-mail: moc.s1591214475lore@1591214475fsa1591214475

The Foundation Center

An invaluable resourse for any grantseeker, with ample information on practically all US foundations, plus files on grantwriting and other important topics.

79 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003 Tel: (212) 620-4230 Fax: (212) 691-1828


The GuideStar Web site is produced by Philanthropic Research, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 1994. GuideStar’s mission is to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice with information. GuideStar envisions the evolution of an increasingly efficient nonprofit marketplace where: * information about the operations and finances of nonprofit organizations is readily accessible and actively utilized by decision makers throughout the nonprofit sector, * donors seek out and compare charities, monitor their performances, and give with greater confidence, * nonprofit organizations pursue more effective operating practices, embrace greater accountability, and enjoy lower fund-raising costs, * society benefits from a more efficient, generous, and well-targeted allocation of resources to the nonprofit sector. Guidestar.org contains a database of reports (including 990 PFs) on more than 35,000 nonprofit organizations classified as “public charities” under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Each report is coded with respect to that organization’s field of operation, program activity type, and beneficiaries.


 Philanthropy Roundtable

The Philanthropy Roundtable is a national association of individual donors, corporate giving officers, and foundation trustees and staff. The Roundtable attracts philanthropists who benefit from being part of an organization dedicated to helping them achieve their charitable objectives. In addition to offering expert advice and counsel, the Roundtable puts donors in touch with peers who share similar concerns and interests. Members of the Roundtable gain access to a donor community interested in philanthropic strategies and programs that actually work.


 Philanthropy Southwest (nee Conference of Southwest Foundations)

Shortly after the end of World War II, when Texas foundation philanthropy was in the first generation, Dr. Robert Sutherland, director of the Hogg Foundation, University of Texas at Austin, suggested that a meeting of Texas foundations might be mutually benefical. Ms. Lemuel Scarbrough and Ms. H. E. Butt, who had family foundations of their own, enthusiastically agreed. An invitation list was assembled and the first meeting was held in Austin on April 8, 1949, hosted by these three foundations. It was the beginning of the organization known as the Conference of Southwest Foundations(CSF).

Lucille DiDomenico
Executive Director
8350 North Central Expressway,
Suite M-1012 • Dallas, TX 75206
214-740-1787 (ph) 214-740-1790 (fax)