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

  • Spokane Humane Society, Spokane,WA
  • Boone Area Humane Society, Boone, IA
  • Midwest Animal ResQ, Raytown, MO
  • 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 Issues 11th Round of Matching Grants

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Matching Grants Awarded to Three Animals Shelters to Fund Needs Assessments 

CINCINNATI, OH – The Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design announced matching grant awards for three animal shelters to conduct needs assessments. Since its inception, the Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design has awarded more than $100,000 in matching grants.  

Spokane Humane Society in Spokane, WA is seeking to work with ALSC Architects on a needs assessment to research building a new facility on their existing 40 acres, as the existing 47-year-old facility is outdated, expensive to maintain and lacks adequate space.

Boone Area Humane Society in Boone, IA desires to work with Tevis Architectural Group to either remodel their current building or build a new facility to address both short-term and long-term needs. To maintain no-kill status, more space is needed to provide a safe and healthy environment for more animals.

Midwest Animal ResQ in Raytown, MO wants to conduct a needs assessment to build a new facility, as their current facility was originally built and operated as a gas station. The organization has outgrown their current location and is looking to expand to take in more animals.   

“Needs assessments and architectural plans are critical first steps to enable shelters and rescue facilities to determine needs, create a strategic plan and raise necessary funds,” said Greg Taylor, Executive Director of the Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design. “Matching grants from Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design help ensure thorough planning is completed.”

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 Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, email 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.

Media Contact: Tammy Monroe, 513-459-5699