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ANIMAL WELFARE AND EQUINE THERAPY

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

Dogs and Cats

Funding is available through The Helen D. and R.E. (Bob) Wallace Foundation Fund for abused, injured, or lost animals with a primary focus on organizations in Tarrant and Johnson Counties.

Geographic Eligibility: Tarrant and Johnson Counties.

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). Organizations must be in one of the designated counties listed above.

Focus: Abused, injured, or abandoned animals.

  • Priority will be given to organizations that serve dogs and cats.
  • Organizations must not be breed-specific.
  • 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

Application Process: The deadline to apply is October 1, 2020 (5:00 pm). Grants will be distributed in November.

Mr. Wallace was a highly decorated World War II combat veteran. After the war, Mr. Wallace established R.E. Wallace Stamp and Coins, which he ran with Mrs. Wallace for more than 30 years. Mrs. Wallace was one of downtown Fort Worth’s most colorful business people. The Helen D. and R.E. (Bob) Wallace Foundation Fund was established in honor of Mrs. Wallace’s lifelong passion for rescuing injured and strayed animals. The Fund has distributed $188,000 since 2015.

2019 Grantees: $81,689 Distributed

  • Allie’s Haven Animal Rescue: To support spay/neutering of dogs and treat their medical needs.
  • Apollo Support & Rescue: To provide vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, heartworm testing and preventive care.
  • BNoble Farms Foundation for Rescued Animals: To support the care of the rescued animals.
  • Buster’s Friends: To support spay/neutering, specialty animal care and vaccinations.
  • Cook Children’s Health Foundation: To support the Sit…Stay…PLAY program.
  • Don’t Forget to Feed Me: To purchase cat and dog food to distribute to the community.
  • Friends of Arlington Animal Services: To support Trap-Neuter-Return (including spay/neutering, vaccination services, etc.) and to assist caregivers who lack the financial means to get their cat or dog spayed/neutered.
  • Good Neighbor’s Animal Rescue: To support spay/neutering, vaccinating, and micro-chipping rescued puppies.
  • Humane Society of North Texas:
  • To support the purchase and wrapping of a vehicle dedicated to transporting animals saved from cruelty by the Cruelty Investigations team.
  • To replace perimeter fencing to ensure animals are kept securely on the property.
  • Mid-Cities Community Cats: To provide medical care to injured/ill cats encountered during TNVR efforts.
  • Panther City Feral Cat Coalition: To support TNR efforts include neutering, vaccinating, fostering, food, supplies, and veterinary costs for injured cats.
  • Saving Hope Foundation: To support the free spay/neuter clinic in Southeast Fort Worth.
  • Spay Neuter Network: To provide 1,000 free microchips for the pets of Fort Worth residents with low-incomes during vaccine clinic events.
  • Texas Coalition for Animal Protection: To support the Fort Worth Fix program serving residents with low-incomes in high-intake zip codes in Fort Worth.
  • Ranch Hand Rescue: To support the care of rescue animals that are incorporated into their counseling program.

Equine Welfare and Therapy

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.

Geographic Eligibility: Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Young, Jack, Denton, Wise, Hood, Somervell, Bosque, and Hill Counties.

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). Organizations must be in one of the designated counties listed above.

Focus: Equine welfare, protection, and equine therapy.

  • Agencies that offer equine rescue, shelter, rehabilitation, adoption/foster care services, education about humane treatment of horses, or 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.

Application Process: The deadline to apply is October 1, 2020 (5:00 pm). Grants will be distributed in November.

Anita Berry Martin was a successful computer systems engineer who later became an esteemed Arabian horse breeder. Her enterprise, Greystone Arabians, became one of the premier Arabian breeding and show horse ranches in the country. Established at the North Texas Community Foundation in 2013, the Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund has awarded more than $360,000 to land conservation, equine therapy and equine welfare.

2019 Grantees: $110,720

  • Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society: To produce the Second Annual May Training Challenge and Adoption Event.
  • Camp Fire First Texas: To provide funding for Title 1 schools to attend the Texas Outdoor Education Center.
  • Camp Summit, Inc.: To add a 40 acre grassy pasture as second grazing area for horses.
  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: To help protect, conserve, and re-establish native Texas habitat through juniper management and planting native grass.
  • Humane Society of North Texas: To restore pastures and hay fields to allow for better grazing and hay production.
  • National Wildlife Federation: To help the recovery of monarch butterflies through empowering Fort Worth ISD students, teachers and community members to create milkweed habitats.
  • Parker County Sheriff’s Reserve: To provide specialized veterinary services for abused and neglected horses in Parker County.
  • Riding Unlimited: To replace wood fencing.
  • River Legacy Foundation: To support educational programming for the approximately 14,700 children who attend Field Investigations each year.
  • Stars and Strides Therapeutic Riding Center: To assist in the overall care of the horses including veterinary and farrier expenses.
  • S.T.E.P.S. with Horses: To expand free equine assisted counseling services for veterans and their family members.
  • Wings of Hope: To support the horses and provide for new tack.

For more information about these funds, please contact Garrett March at gmarch@northtexascf.org or call 817.877.0702.

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