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ANIMAL WELFARE

The North Texas Community Foundation supports animal welfare efforts in our region through
the Helen D. and R.E. Wallace Foundation and the Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund.

The Helen D. and R.E. Wallace Foundation Fund was established in 2015 to provide financial assistance to animal rescue organizations in Tarrant and Johnson counties aiding the care of abused, injured and abandoned animals especially dogs, cat and horses. Mrs. Wallace had a heart for rescuing injured and stray animals and wanted her estate at her passing to go toward organizations that focus on this cause.

The Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund was established at the North Texas Community Foundation in 2013. The fund awards grants to agencies in North Texas that provide outstanding services in equestrian therapy and the welfare and protection of horses. These grants are designed to help these organizations build capacity, strengthen infrastructure and build donor awareness in order to secure financial stability.

APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY
To be considered for a grant, applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations (under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code) serving Parker, Johnson or Tarrant County in the areas of equestrian therapy and/or equestrian welfare.

APPLICATION PROCESS
The 2017 Animal Welfare Grant Cycle will open in September 2017. Please check back in the fall for more information.

For more information about the fund, please contact Angela White at awhite@northtexascf.org or call 817.877.0702.

Helen D. and R.E. Wallace Foundation Fund

Helen Wallace was one of downtown Fort Worth’s most colorful business people. She helped her husband run R.E. Wallace Stamps & Coins for more than 30 years. The Helen D. and R.E. Wallace Foundation Fund was established in honor of Mrs. Wallace’s lifelong passion for animals. The fund’s primary purpose is to assist efforts to rescue and help animals that are injured, abused or lost.

Funds can be used for:

  • Food, medicine and other basic need items
  • Veterinary care and services
  • Spaying/neutering services
  • Kennel renovations or additions
  • Adoption-related equipment such as trailers and portable kennels
  • Equipment that positively impacts the welfare of animals

For more information about the fund, including recipient eligibility and a list of exclusions, click here.

2016 Grantees: $43,000 awarded

Apollo Support & Rescue
Buster’s Friends
Good Neighbor Animal Rescue
Helping Seniors Keep Pets
New Hope Cat Rescue and Sanctuary
North Texas German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue
Ranch Hand Rescue
Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Saving Hope Foundation
Spay Neuter Network
Reserve set aside for emergency aid giving

Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund

The Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund, established at the North Texas Community Foundation in 2013, awarded $105,000 to land and wildlife conservation, equine therapy and equine welfare in Tarrant and Parker counties through grants in 2015.

Due to organizational capacity and prohibitive costs associated with both land conservation and rehabilitating and/or housing horses effectiveness is a major obstacle. These grants are designed to help these organizations build capacity, strengthen infrastructure and build donor awareness in order to secure financial stability.

Application Eligibility
To be considered for a grant, applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations (under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code) serving Parker and/or Tarrant counties in the areas of:

  • Land conservation
  • Equestrian therapy
  • Equestrian welfare

2016 Grantees: $90,000 awarded

Land Conservation
Great Plains Restoration Council
River Legacy Foundation
Texas Land Conservancy
Reserve set aside to offset conservation easement fees

Equine Welfare
Parker County Sheriff’s Reserve
Stars and Strides Therapeutic Riding Center