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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 September 20, 2019 (11:59 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.

2018 Grantees: $65,500 Distributed

  • Allie’s Haven Animal Rescue
  • Buster’s Friends
  • Don’t Forget to Feed Me
  • Friends of Arlington Animal Services
  • Humane Society of North Texas
  • Mid-Cities Community Cats
  • Panther City Feral Cat Coalition
  • Ranch Hand Rescue
  • Second Chance Farm
  • Spay Neuter Network
  • Texas Coalition for Animal Protection
  • W.I. Cook Foundation

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 September 20, 2019 (11:59 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.

2018 Grantees: $106,714

  • Riding Unlimited
  • Stars and Strides Therapeutic Riding Center
  • S.T.E.P.S. with Horses
  • Wings of Hope
  • BNoble Farms Foundation for Rescued Animals
  • Parker County Sheriff’s Reserve
  • Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge
  • Great Plains Restoration Council
  • River Legacy Foundation

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

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