Non-Profit Support Grants

Women’s Shelter Grant

Women’s Shelter Grant

The AKC Humane Fund is proud to be the leading organization that provides financial assistance to domestic abuse shelters that accept pets. Our grants make it easier for women’s shelters to welcome pets and help break the cycle of domestic abuse. Apply for a grant and tell us how you are helping pet owners at your facility.

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The Sandy Fund Grant

The Sandy Fund Grant

Founded after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, this fund supports organizations that are performing disaster relief services in their communities. Additionally, the fund serves those whose daily services to pets have been directly affected or interrupted by natural disasters, such as clubs, rescue shelters and animal hospitals.

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AKC Rescue Grant

AKC Rescue Grant

The AKC Humane Fund is dedicated to assisting groups that protect pets, including those involved in pet welfare, rescue and health, such as the AKC Canine Health Foundation and AKC Rescue Network. The rescue grant program provides financial assistance to not-for-profit canine rescue groups that are taking on significant, rescue-related expenses. Grants are used to help cover the costs of veterinary care, spaying and neutering, vital supplies and more.

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Scholarships

John D. Spurling Scholarship

John D. Spurling Scholarship

In celebration of the Human-Canine Bond, the Fund awards five scholarships per year, totaling $10,000 annually, payable as tuition assistance to accredited institutions to full-time students enrolled in courses of study that contribute to the well-being of dogs and responsible pet ownership. Individuals pursuing studies in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, physical therapy, animal care, animal behavior, grooming and training, may be eligible for this grant.

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George Ward Scholarship

George Ward Scholarship

​The George Ward Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to apprentice handlers pursuing academic and professional enrichment. AKC Register Handler Program Apprentices seeking financial assistance for post-secondary education are invited to apply in August.

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Education

AKC Library

AKC Library

One of the world’s largest libraries devoted to dogs; serving as a public reference collection and archive on matters relating to dogs and the various roles they play in our lives.

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Corporate Sponsor

Realtor.com

Realtor.com

For many of us at realtor.com, pets are family, and they are a vital part of what makes a house a home for millions of buyers, sellers and dreamers who visit our site every day. Realtor.com® is proud to support the AKC Humane Fund and their efforts to keep pets and their people together during times of transition or crisis. Starting in June realtor.com will donate $1 for every video shared from our Paws of Fame collection, up to $10,000, to support the AKC Humane Fund. You can help by checking out our Paws of Fame videos and sharing your favorite today.

Paws of Fame Videos