Purpose of category:
Grant awards will support animal-assisted therapy programs at Children’s Hospitals or hospital systems with a children’s component.
Funding may support either a facility dog program or a volunteer therapy pet program in the hospital.
Most successful grant applications include elements of the following:
- Focus on providing animal-assisted therapy in children’s hospitals
- Additional funding sources contributing to long-term sustainability
- Demonstrable outcomes through data collection and strong narrative impacts
Who can apply:
Application available via invitation only for Children’s Hospitals or hospitals with children’s component; interested parties should contact their Regional Relationship Manager.
Invitations to apply will be extended May 28 – June 1 to complete a full application via the online portal June 2 – June 30.