We vegans are a crafty bunch with lots of great ideas for projects promoting our animal, environment, and health saving diet. Unfortunately, many of these projects never get started due to lack of funds. The good news is there are several places to find funding for your project, you just need to know where to look.
I suggest starting with the FARM (Farmed Animal Reform Movement) Sabina Fund. Since 1999, the FARM Sabina Fund has awarded small start-up grants of $500-$1000 to 115 grassroots groups promoting a vegan diet all over the world. The Fund honors the memory of FARM President Alex Hershaft’s mother, Sabina. Grant proposals are due on July 15, so get crackin’. For info on proposal guidelines and to see an impressive list of past recipients, including Compassion Over Killing, Vegan Voice, and Mercy for Animals, visit SabinaFund.org.
Folks seeking other means of raising money for their vegan/ animal advocacy projects should also consider contacting members of Animal Grantmakers, an affinity group of foundations and organizations making grants to benefit animals. Just be sure to observe each group’s requirements and rules for proposal submission.
Another great resource is The Foundation Center. The Foundation Center’s mission is “to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy”. This organization offers listings of philanthropists. It also provides training and education on the grantseeking process.