Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting proposals!
[Any donation the Rowe Trusts might make to your organization
does not imply continuing support in future years. While you are encouraged
to plan for the long term, and clearly many worthwhile programs or projects
cannot be undertaken in a single year, be aware that the Trusts do
not set aside resources for multiple year project funding. Should
you require assistance in future years, you will have to submit a new proposal
that requests a continuation of funding for your program. There is no
guarantee that funds will be available, or allocated, to fund any future
Grant Application Guidelines
- You need to send a copy of the IRS determination letter that grants
your group 501(c)(3) status, and a copy of your most recent annual report (990 PF or equivalent).
- Include one copy of a proposal that states how you will spend the money
you are requesting for your program. The proposal must include a budget,
and some background material that supports the need for your program's
NEW! There are no application deadlines; however, the Trusts generally distribute
grants throughout the middle 2/3 of the calendar year, from early March until the year's
available funding is exhaused -- say, through the end of October.
- Unless there is emergency need (which must be documented), the Trusts
usually do not support general administrative and/or operating expenses.
Direct salary costs for staff may be included as part of a specific proposal,
but not general "front office" costs.
- Finally, the Trusts'area of charitable interest. The trusts were founded
"...for the care and well-being of animals, particularly of dogs but not
necessarily limited thereto." The late Mr. Rowe was a close friend of the
Trustee’s family. This close personal relationship, and understanding
of Mr. Rowe’s philosophy, yields the following interpretation of his wishes:
the Trusts will consider supporting a program that will care for abandoned
and abused pets (primarily dogs), or protects the habitat and/or improves
the welfare of wildlife (primarily canid species).
Send all application documents to:
Ray Rowe Trusts for Animals
Duncan Forbes, Trustee
12760 Bradwell Road
Oak Hill, VA 20171
See the listing of types of organizations that the Trusts have supported over the years.
Last modified on July 27, 2009