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.
Funding is available through The Helen D. and R.E. Wallace Foundation Fund for abused, injured, or lost animals in Tarrant and Johnson Counties.
- Grant funds may be used for items that directly benefit animal welfare such as basic need items, veterinary services, kennel renovations, equipment, and other projects that directly benefit animals (excludes capital campaigns, fund-raising events, etc).
- Grants will range from $3,000 to $5,000 per organization.
Funding is available through The Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund for equine welfare, protection, and equine therapy in the following counties: Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Young, Jack, Denton, Wise, Hood, Somervell, Bosque, and Hill.
- Agencies that offer equine rescue, shelter, rehabilitation, adoption/foster care services, or agencies that provide equine assisted therapy are eligible.
- Grants will be awarded based on scope of project and need with a maximum award of $10,000 per organization.
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). Organizations must be in one of the designated counties listed above.
The Animal Welfare Grant Cycle will open on September 20, 2017 and the deadline for submission will be November 10, 2017.
For more information about the fund, please contact Garrett March at firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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
Great Plains Restoration Council
River Legacy Foundation
Texas Land Conservancy
Reserve set aside to offset conservation easement fees
Parker County Sheriff’s Reserve
Stars and Strides Therapeutic Riding Center