Reducing the Population of Unwanted Cats Grants

 

Communities throughout Maine struggle with issues related to the vast number of unwanted and feral cats.  The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation supports efforts that have a high probability of making a significant, lasting impact on the unwanted cat population through spay/neuter programs, education, capacity building for animal shelters and other mechanisms.

 

Review Considerations for Reducing the Population of Unwanted Cats Grants 

 

Grant requests will be evaluated using the Foundation’s General Considerations for grant making and those listed below.  The extent to which the proposed work will make a significant, lasting impact on the unwanted cat population will be a significant consideration.

 

  • Extent to which effort utilizes research and best-practices to guide and implement the work
  • Degree to which effort is targeted to a specific geography
  • Measurable impact, particularly concerning: intakes at area animal shelters, euthanasia rates, nuisance complaints and requests for assistance

 

Application Period

 

The deadline for applying is June 15, 5pm EST.  In the event the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the application will be due by 5pm on the next business day.  The online application is available from March 15 to June 15.  Decisions will be announced in early October.