Finding the perfect partner

We know that we cannot achieve our aims alone. Which is why we partner with animal welfare organizations across the United States and around the world to support the wonderful work they’re already doing.

Dogs Trust USA is aware of the large number of dogs abandoned and in need of loving homes across the United States, and that there are many organizations working tirelessly to help dogs live happy and healthy lives. We want to help them do even more, and we run a grants program to help other USA-based 501(c)(3) non-profits like ourselves to deliver projects which will make lasting improvements to dog welfare across the country.

We will support well governed groups all over the United States who can deliver well-planned projects that have the potential to make a strong impact.  We are happy to receive applications for innovative projects that other organizations can learn from, and that contribute towards encouraging responsible dog ownership, a reduction in dog abandonment, an increase in adoption from shelters or effective management of dog populations through spay/neuter programs. All projects must be sustainable and make a measurable difference to the lives of dogs.

Our maximum grant that can be awarded for organizations who we have not previously funded through our grants program is $50,000.

Applicants from organizations outside of the United States should apply to our affiliate organization, Dogs Trust Worldwide, for grant funding:


How and when to apply

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions before completing the appropriate application forms and emailing them to

Dogs Trust USA has now moved to one round of grant funding per year. The deadline for applications for our 2020 round of grant funding has now passed. Applications will no longer be accepted this year.

Please note that the team is currently responding to many enquiries relating to the COVID-19 pandemic so please bear with us at this very busy time.