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SNIP stands for Spay/Neuter Initiative Program. Pet Haven is committed to reducing the number of homeless pets in Minnesota. We believe we cannot adopt our way out of pet overpopulation, so we’re working to address the problem at its root. We offer the SNIP grant on an annual basis to animal welfare groups in Minnesota to support and strengthen their spay/neuter efforts. Since 2005, Pet Haven has provided more than $220,000 in grant funding to Minnesota-based animal welfare organizations focusing their efforts on reducing the number of unwanted dogs and cats. More than 5.000 animals have been altered through this grant. By reducing pet overpopulation we can improve the lives of dogs and cats and strengthen the bond between pets and their people.
SNIP Grants are intended to increase the number of animals that are altered, and grants should have a measurable impact on existing programs. This year, Pet Haven is focusing our grant awards on supporting organizations focusing on transformational change. Preference will be given to groups who are creating innovative partnerships and going above and beyond spay and neutering efforts. Examples include:
THE GRANT APPLICATION PERIOD FOR 2019 will open April 1st, 2019. The application period is from 04/01/2019-04/31/2019. Organizations will be notified by 05/31/2019 if they are selected to receive a grant.
In order to be eligible for a SNIP Grant, an organization must be a 501(c)3 organization in Minnesota (will be asked to provide IRS Certification letter).
Preference is given to organizations located in Minnesota whose annual budget is $300,000 or less.
Grant amounts range from $500-$5,000.
Grant recipients must complete a Final Report which will provide an analysis of the project and details of the number of animals impacted by the grant. In addition, we will ask grant recipients to provide narrative and photos/video to share with our funders, supporters, and the general public.
We consider grant awards based on whether or not an organization meets the following criteria:
Will be announced 05/31/2019.
Please contact Pet Haven’s Executive Director with additional questions about SNIP Grants.