Promoting and supporting grassroots spay & neuter programs in rural South Carolina.
Founded in 2015, Gracie's Fund was created to promote and support grassroots spay/neuter programs in South Carolina. Our outreach and funding focuses on non-profit animal welfare organizations in the smaller rural communities and county or city animal shelters in counties with a population under 35,000.
Our directors have all been directly involved in animal rescue and spay/neuter for a number of years. We found that there are numerous options for funding spay/neuter in the larger communities; however, in smaller areas, funding is limited and competition for any available resources is great. Filling that void is our mission.
Our desire to focus on spay/neuter igrew out of our experience in animal rescue. There are a number of outstanding animal rescue programs in South Carolina doing excellent work. Despite their successes, the population rate remains too high. Available spay/neuter is key in preventing overpopulation. Funding spay/neuter in communities with the least access to resources allows us to expand its potential. It will also provide hope for others who have a desire to make a difference in their local smaller communities, if only the funds were available.
Grants will be awarded twice a year to qualifying non-profit animal welfare organizations or qualifying county or city animal shelters in South Carolina. All applicants will be evaluated for funding based on their needs, the services they offer and the soundness of their management and financing. 501(c)(3) status is required. 501(c)(3) status is not required for county or city owned facilities. Your organization will be notified in July or January of your application status. Applications for funding must be received in the mail by the following deadlines to be considered for funding. Organizations can only receive funding once per calendar year. Support of a program in any given year is not a guarantee of continued support by Gracie's Fund.
While spay/neuter is our primary mission, we also understand the enormous costs involved in other areas as well. On a limited basis, we may provide at least partial funding for vet costs, such as heartworm treatment or emergency medical costs.
We gladly accept donations. Any individual can make a difference through even a small donation. Our 501(c)(3) designation allows you to give a tax-deductible gift that will join with others, and through the power of the many, reach the underfunded needs of local organizations.
Deadlines for submitting applications are June 30 and December 31.
Please print out and complete the Grant Application. Mail the completed Application along with all attachments to:
186 Goss Lane
Barnwell, SC 29812
Grant Application (pdf)
Gracie's Fund Online Grant Application (popup window)
We gladly accept donations. We are the vehicle by which individuals can make a difference through even a small donation. Our 501(c)(3) designation allows you to give a tax-deductible gift that will join with others, and through the power of the many, reach the underfunded needs of local organization.
Help us make a difference! Donate to Gracie's Fund.