Recent Grants: Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund

2015 Grants

  • Animal Welfare Society Inc., for the Stay@Home Program to assist low-income and elderly residents of York County access veterinary care and other necessary services for their pets to prevent unneeded relinquishment to a shelter: $15,000
  • Bangor Humane Society, for spay/neuter assistance for low-income families: $14,000
  • Boothbay Region Humane Society, to provide technology and skills training needed to move the shelter into the 21st century by introducing electronic management of all essential shelter data and functions: $10,000
  • Center for Wildlife Health Research, for organizational capacity building to strengthen the organization's ability to fulfill its mission and increase long-term sustainability and effectiveness: $10,000
  • Coastal Humane Society, to expand capacity for the Community Cats Spay/Neuter Program voucher redemption by increasing awareness and expanding trapping of feral cat colonies: $10,000
  • Franklin County Animal Shelter, to support a feline spay/neuter voucher program for pets of Franklin County residents and outreach to low-income residents of Farmington, Jay, and Wilton: $10,000
  • G.A.H.S., to sterilize 550 cats in one year through the Targeted & Free Roaming Cat Spay/Neuter Program: $17,750
  • Halfway Home Pet Rescue Inc., to initiate the spay/neuter of feral barn cats, to continue educational conferences to retain well-trained volunteers, and provide all-weather insulated totes for feral colonies that don't have safe and warm winter shelters: $5,000
  • Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine, to spay/neuter, and vaccinate stray, abandoned, and surrendered cats, and provide funds for low-income cat owners to obtain these services: $7,000
  • Humane Society of Knox County, to support the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County's Community Cat Program: $5,950
  • Kennebec Valley Humane Society, to reduce the feral and free-roaming cat populations in central Maine through Barn Buddies program: $6,000
  • Maine Federation of Humane Societies, to build capacity for the Maine Federation of Humane Societies that will strengthen and nourish the network, confront threats to animal welfare, and seize opportunities to advance the best care for all animals throughout the state: $10,000
  • PAWS Animal Welfare Society Inc., for spay/neuter programs (to include veterinary care identified as needed at time of spay/neuter) for cats of low-income families and PAWS shelter cats: $6,000
  • Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills, to continue to trap, spay/neuter and find new homes for cats and fund spay/neuter assistance to cats of low- and middle-income owners: $6,688
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Hancock County, to increase the number and availability of spay/neuter services for domestic pets in Hancock County: $10,000
  • The Ark, for the Stitch-in-Time spay/neuter programs, a collaborative effort with veterinarians throughout two counties working to help control pet overpopulation and unwanted litters: $10,000

2014 Grants

  • Animal Orphanage, Orono, to support the spay/neuter fund: $2,000
  • Animal Welfare Program, Augusta, for spay/neuter co-pays for low-income families: $10,000
  • Animal Welfare Society, West Kennebunk, for the "Beat the Heat " spay/neuter program for kittens before they become sexually mature: $16,000
  • Bangor Humane Society, Bangor, for the spay/neuter voucher program for low-income families: $15,000
  • Center for Wildlife Health Research, Freeport, for organizational capacity building: $20,000
  • Coastal Humane Society, Brunswick, to initiate spay/neuter/rabies vaccination voucher program targeted for low-income and elderly pet owners: $20,000
  • Franklin County Animal Shelter, Farmington, to support spay/neuter/vaccination services for Franklin County: $10,000
  • G.A.H.S., Lewiston, to replace/upgrade outdated computers and software: $18,149
  • Halway Home Pet Rescue, Caribou, for spay/neuter and medical expenses: $10,000
  • Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine, Cumberland, to increase the number of low-income families who receive vet care, including spay/neuter for cats: $5,500
  • Kennebec Valley Humane Society, Augusta, to support the annual spay/neuter campaign, reduce shelter intake: $20,000
  • PAWS - Protection of Animals Wandering the Streets, Calais, to increase adoption of cats, including elderly and special-needs cats, by elderly families in rural Washington County: $10,000
  • Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills, Norway, to fund trapping, spay/neuter, and home placement of the feline population in Western Maine: $7,975
  • River Valley Animal Advocates, Canton, to complete work on mobile, self-contained spay/neuter/immunizations for cats: $10,000
  • The Ark, Cherryfield, to support Sitch-in-Time spay/neuter program, a collaborative efforts with vets in two counties: $10,000

2013 Grants

  • Animal Refuge League, Westbrook, to install a dedicated data-management system: $20,000
  • Animal Welfare Society, West Kennebunk, to expand the Southern Maine Community Cat Spay/Neuter Project beyond the 21 contracted towns: $20,000
  • Bangor Humane Society, Bangor, to support the spay/neuter voucher program for low-income families: $20,000
  • Center for Wildlife Health Research, Freeport, for funds to support the mobile spay/neuter clinics in Waterville and Ellsworth: $10,000
  • Franklin County Animal Shelter, Farmington, to support spay/neuter/vaccination services for Franklin County: $7,500
  • G.A.H.S., Lewiston, to support the Targeted Feline Spay/Neuter Program: $19,179
  • Halfway Home Pet Rescue, Caribou, to support education and workshops for volunteers and the public and provide basic medical care for spring intake of young kittens and nursing mother cats: $3,000
  • Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine, Cumberland, to increase the number of low-income families that receive veterinary care, including spay and neuter services for cats: $5,500
  • Kennebec Valley Humane Society, Augusta, to host Spay Day in March 2014 to address cat overpopulation and provide extremely low-cost spay and neuter services to vulnerable populations in the Kennebec region: $4,000
  • PAWS Animal Welfare Society Inc., Fort Kent Mills, to expand the ability to spay/neuter, vaccinate, provide medical care, and find homes for as many homeless cats in the region as possible: $5,000
  • Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills, Norway, for capacity building in the handling of dogs by hiring a part-time dog handler/trainer: $9,000
  • Somerset Humane Society, Skowhegan, to provide spay and neuter vouchers for low-income and the elderly in the service area: $8,000

2012 Grants

  • Animal Welfare Society, West Kennebunk, to provide spay/neuter surgery, health exam, and rabies immunization at a reduced cost of $30 for cats that belong to low-income owners who reside in one of AWS’s 21 towns: $8,000
  • Bangor Humane Society, Bangor, for the organization's spay/neuter voucher program for low-income families: $10,000
  • Center for Wildlife Health Research, Pownal, to equip a mobile spay/neuter trailer for use in the northern half of Maine: $10,000
  • Coastal Humane Society, Brunswick, to reduce the overpopulation of community cats (feral, homeless, etc.) while reducing unnecessary suffering and supporting a higher quality of life for these animals: $10,000
  • Forgotten Felines, Gouldsboro, to support a trap/neuter/return program for free-roaming cats in Hancock, Penobscot, and Washington counties: $4,800
  • Franklin County Animal Shelter, Farmington, to support a free spay/neuter/vaccination program: $9,720
  • Friends of Feral Felines, Portland, to upgrade the data collection process by purchasing new computers and data software and funding, on a temporary basis, a database consultant/manager: $5,500
  • Halfway Home Pet Rescue, Caribou, to support the organization's outreach program for emergency intervention on behalf of stray, abused, and abandoned animals when community shelters are at capacity and no other help is available for immediate food and shelter: $3,956
  • Homeless Animal Rescue Team, Cumberland, to increase the number of low-income families that receive veterinary care through HART’s Beyond the Walls program and to expand the Adult Foster Care Program that matches elderly individuals with adult cat companions: $7,500
  • Houlton Humane Society, Houlton, to support a cat spay/neuter project to help low-income and elderly residents of Aroostook County: $5,000
  • Maine Animal Coalition, Portland, for support to publicize the Maine Animal Welfare specialty license plate: $3,470
  • Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills, Norway, to supplement a privately funded low-income spay/neuter program: $5,000