Lady Freethinker is excited to announce our Urgent Need Fund, a new grants program designed to provide lifesaving funds to small rescue groups for animals’ medical care.

Our grants program will provide funding to nonprofit organizations experiencing hardship due to increased medical and veterinary bills to care for animals. Grants may be used for either urgent, immediate help; or planned support for activities that are needed but the organization otherwise could not afford to do.

Overall Organization Requirements

  • The organization must be a registered 501(c)(3) in the United States or a registered charity in your country
  • Have a gross annual profit of up to $250,000 USD
  • Be an established organization for at least 2 years
  • Be able to provide 2 years of 990 statements and/or audited financials

Animal Crisis Grant

Our Animal Crisis Grant provides funding up to $5,000 for organizations that have recently or are currently experiencing a financial hardship due to increased medical and veterinary bills, and, unless LFT provides relief, may cause overall financial harm to the organization. The Animal Crisis Grant applications are reviewed on a monthly basis and will be selected based on need, available funding, and total impact on the organization in need. Applications are accepting on an ongoing basis and organizations that wish to apply should include their tax exemption status, financial statements, and the following documents:

  • Copies of all expenditures for services given and products used
  • Current year’s annual budget
  • Current year’s profit and loss statement

Submit the above along with a one-page cover letter detailing the request and the subject line Animal Crisis Grant to: [email protected]

Critical Care Grant

Our Critical Care Grant provides funding up to $10,000 for organizations that see an urgent need but are unable to address that need unless they received funding from LFT. For example, a shelter that would like to rescue a large number of animals but does not have the financial resources in order to do so, or, by doing so, would cause financial devastation. The Critical Care Grant applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and all applications must be received by the following dates to be considered:

  • Spring Application due by March 15th, reviewed by March 31st
  • Summer Application due by June 15th, reviewed by June 30th
  • Fall Application due by September 15th, reviewed by September 30th
  • Winter Application due by December 15th, reviewed by December 31st 

Organizations that wish to apply should include their tax exemption status, financial statements, and the following documents:

  • Copies of estimates of all services to be provided and products to be used
  • Program budget for the planned need
  • Current year’s annual budget
  • Current year’s profit and loss statement

Submit the above along with a one-page cover letter detailing the request and the subject line Animal Crisis Grant to: [email protected]