The following animal shelters have been awarded a grant to conduct a needs assessment:

  • Northshore Humane Society, Covington, LA
  • Friends of the Animal Shelter of St. Joseph, St. Joseph, MO
  • Brown County Humane Society, Nashville, IN
  • 4 Paws 4 Life Animal Rescue and Boarding, Sedalia, CO
  • Foothills Humane Society, Inc., Columbus, NC
  • Virginia Beach SPCA in Virginia Beach, VA
  • Willamette Humane Society in Salem, OR
  • Denison Animal Welfare Group in Denison, TX
  • Northern Neck Partners for Pets in Irvington, VA
  • The Clay County Humane Society in Brazil, IN
  • St. Francis Animal Rescue of Venice in Venice, FL
  • The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin in Janesville, WI
  • The Central Missouri Humane Society in Columbia, MO
  • Animal Rescue, Inc. in New Freedom, PA
  • CAWS Adoption Center in Delta, CO
  • Noah's Ark Animal Welfare Association in Trinidad, CO
  • Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society in Bainbridge, GA
  • Homeward Animal Shelter (formerly the Humane Society Fargo-Moorhead) in Fargo, ND
  • Humane Society of Hall County (doing business as Humane Society of Northeast Georgia) in Gainesville, GA
  • Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark, Inc. in Port Jervis, NY
  • It Takes a Village Canine Rescue in Evansville, IN
  • Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society in Salisbury, MA
  • Montclair Township Animal Shelter in Montclair, NJ
  • Panhandle Animal Welfare Society in Fort Walton Beach, FL

Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design Awards $8,000 Total to Two Animal Rescues

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Matching Grants Fund Needs Assessments

CINCINNATI, OH – The Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design announced $8,000 in total is being awarded to two recipients to conduct a needs assessment. Each animal rescue has been awarded the maximum amount of a $4,000 matching grant. 

CAWS Adoption Center in Delta, CO was awarded the maximum matching grant of $4,000 toward a needs assessment and architectural drawings to remodel their existing facility to include an intake/isolation room with separate ventilation, sinks and doors that can be closed off from the rest of the facility. The design also needs to include areas for food preparation, bathing, examination, and storage.

Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association (NAAWA) in Trinidad, CO was awarded the maximum matching grant of $4,000 toward a needs assessment to relocate to a historic lumber building. The building already has state Historic Preservation Office funds dedicated to restoring the outside. NAAWA needs architectural assistance to preserve the historic aspects while transforming the interior of the building into an animal shelter.

“The goal of the Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design is to provide funding for animal shelters across the country to conduct a thorough needs assessment and obtain good initial architectural plans,” said Greg Taylor, Executive Director of the Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design. “A proper needs assessment is the foundation of ensuring animals in need are rescued, cared for and ultimately placed in permanent homes.”

The Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design awards matching grants to animal shelters in the United States. The matching grants enable shelters across the United States to fund an initial needs assessment and architectural consultation, providing the hard data necessary to quantify the size and scope of the new facility or remodel, and to start the process correctly and professionally with schematic architectural drawings.

Shelters may apply at www.MasonAnimalFoundation.org. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, email info@MasonAnimalFoundation.org or call 937-780-1039. Mason Company established the Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation to enable animal shelters to work with architects and needs assessment providers on their project.

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