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AWEF offers grants to educators in broadcast media. If you reach many people with a compassionate and informative message, we want to support your efforts.

Funding Guidelines

Grants will generally be made in the $1,500 - $20,000 range, depending on the nature of the project. Grants will be made largely to organizations classified as public charities under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code.

AWEF anticipates giving out 10 to 15 grants per year. We are interested in funding programs that reach large audiences with a strong message about responsible pet-guardianship. Mediums may include radio, TV, Internet, print or any platform that touches the mainstream public.

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to submit an email INQUIRY to determine if the intended funding request falls within the scope of AWEF's grant programs. Please include a brief description of your organization and its reach, the amount and purpose for the request, your name, title and contact information. The purpose of this pre-evaluation is to avoid the time and effort in presenting a full application for requests that are simply out of the scope of our program.

E-mail inquires can be sent to  AWEF@AnimalRadio.com

will be considered on a continuous basis throughout the year. Grant applications will be reviewed no later than 60 days from receipt.

Requests are considered year-round.

The grant application should include the following:

1. Cover page
Please include your organization's name, executive director, address, phone and email, project name, amount of grant request, and a very brief summary of the project.

2. Background of your organization
Briefly describe the history, current operating structure, tax status and mission of your organization. Describe the key personnel and identify who would be AWEF's principal contact.

3. Purpose of funding
Please describe the goals and objectives of the project and include a timeline as to when the project was initiated or will be initiated and its expected evolution. Also indicate how you would quantify the successful use of grant monies.

4. Description of finances
Please attach a copy of your operating budget and the budget for the project, Describe your organization's major sources of funding, both current and past? Grant recipients must have the financial potential to sustain the program for which funding is sought following the period of the requested grant.

5. If your organization is 501c3, attach a copy of exemption status from the IRS.

Submit grant requests to:

Animal Welfare Education Funds

Grant Request

P.O. Box 197

Shandon, CA. 93461-0197

Or email to: AWEF@AnimalRadio.com

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