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 Issues Up to $8,000 in Matching Grants

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Up to $94,000 in Matching Grants Have Been Awarded to Animals Shelters to Fund Needs Assessments 

CINCINNATI, OH – The Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design announced two animal shelters have been awarded matching grants to conduct needs assessments and/or fund architectural drawings. Each animal shelter has been awarded a matching grant of up to $4,000.

Northshore Humane Society (formerly St. Tammany Humane Society) in Covington, LA was awarded a matching grant of up to $4,000 for a needs assessment for design of a new facility. The new location will allow the non-profit, independent, no-kill animal rescue, vet clinic and adoption center to better handle the care of hundreds of dogs and cats in their care.

Friends of the Animal Shelter of St. Joseph in St. Joseph, MO was awarded a matching grant of up to $4,000 for a needs assessment to remodel an existing building. The project is a joint public/private venture in which the city of St. Joseph will provide citizens improvement program (CIP) funding to purchase and renovate a 18,000 square foot facility that will double the size of the existing shelter and relocate it to encourage increased adoptions and more community involvement.

“A needs assessment is an important first step when planning to build a new facility or remodeling an existing facility,” said Greg Taylor, Executive Director of the Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design. “Professional plans ensure the needs of the community are met and help gain funding support for shelters and rescue organizations, and the Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design is pleased to be able to offer matching grants during such a critical stage of an important project.”

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.

Media Contact: Tammy Monroe, 513-459-5699