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Harry W. and Carolyn W. Galbraith Memorial Fund

General Description

Supports animal care organizations with their spaying and neutering programs.

Application Process

The online application will be available May 13, 2024.
The deadline to submit is June 7, 2024 by 7:00pm Eastern.

Eligible applications will be reviewed by a volunteer grant panel. After the grant panel meets to make its funding recommendations, all organizations will be notified of their funding status via email by early August 2024.

Grant Amounts and Terms

Grants will be awarded for one-year terms in August 2024. The grant term is August 1, 2024 – July 31, 2025.
Amounts will range from $3,000 – $5,000.

Who May Apply

The Harry W. and Carolyn W. Galbraith Memorial Fund was established in 2014. Grant funds are intended to be used primarily for spay and neuter expenses for cats and dogs. Both pets and stray cats may be spayed or neutered with grant funds. Funds may also be used to support rabies vaccines.

  • Click here for General Eligibility and Funding Criteria.
  • Additional eligibility criteria specific to the Harry W. and Carolyn W. Galbraith Memorial Fund:
    • Applicant organizations must be located within the Foundation’s 25-county service area.
    • Organizations must request funding primarily for a spay/neuter program for low-income owners of cats and dogs or free roaming cats OR as seed money to start a program where none exists OR an innovative program designed to increase spay/neuter services to low-income pet owners.
    • Funding preference will be given to programs that get the most out of grant funds, those that “stretch the dollar.”

Additional Information

Please direct your questions to:
Ashley Siferd Butler, Director of Competitive Grants, or
Rachel Schott, Director of Scholarships
East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: (865) 524-1223 or (877) 524-1223