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Animal Welfare Funds

  • The Animal Welfare Fund Established 2005

    The Animal Welfare Fund was created in 2005 by a group of community leaders concerned about the growing inability of our community to provide sufficient charitable resources to care for animals. This endowment focuses its annual grantmaking on supporting: the health and welfare of all animals in Middle Tennessee; the control of the population of animals; and the training of animals for use in aiding people with disabilities and assisting in both crime prevention and search and rescue.

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  • Ingram Fund to Benefit the Nashville Humane Established 1999

    The Nashville Humane Association's roots can be traced back to a society founded in 1887 to protect children from inhumane working conditions and draft horses from mistreatment. Incorporated in 1946 to protect the well-being of animals in Davidson County, the NHA continues to promote education and the humane treatment of animals through animal adoptions, injured animal rescue, pet therapy programs, lost and found services, and free spay/neuter programs for low-income families.

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  • The Monica Jicha/Denny Palamarchuck Spay and Neuter Assistance Fund Established 2011

    The Monica Jicha/Denny Palamarchuck Spay and Neuter Assistance Fund Established 2011

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  • Patricia & Edward J. McGavock Humane Treatment of Animals Fund Established 1998

    Patricia and Edward J. McGavock Humane Treatment of Animals Fund Established 1998

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  • Merle's Angels Advised Fund Established 2011

    This Fund has been established with The Community Foundation to honor the donor's beloved dog, Merle. The Fund is intended to provide specialized surgical care to homeless animals with repairable injuries. The idea is to take these homeless animals with no chance, and give them every chance. The hope is that such treatment will enable these animals to be adopted rather than euthanized.

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  • Prince Nickolai Spay and Neuter Fund Established 2001

    Prince Nickolai has a good home. He's lucky. But not every puppy born here is destined to be wanted or to survive. Prince Nickolai's owner, Beverly Small, created this Fund to address issues of animal welfare and particularly, to invest in spaying and neutering programs which will help ensure that fewer unwanted puppies and kittens are euthanized each year.

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  • The Terri Shumsky Fund for Yorkshire Terriers Established 2007

    For more than 30 years, Terri Shumsky, an AKC approved judge for Yorkshire Terriers, was tireless in her work to promote the welfare of her favorite breed. This fund supports organizations that provide care for Yorkshire Terriers in need.

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  • St. Francis Fund for Animals Established 1995

    This Fund was established to permanently endow animal rights and causes in Middle Tennessee. The under-girding principle is that "we should be stewards of all God's creations and live in harmony with nature." Grants have supported the Maury County Animal Shelter, Lawrence County Humane Association, Walden's Puddle, People for Animals, Buffalo River Services and many others. The founder asks all those interested in animal welfare to join in supporting this Fund.

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  • Tennessee Walking Horse Foundation Agency Endowment Established 2002

    The Tennessee Walking Horse Foundation encourages support of charitable, scientific and educational projects for the welfare of the Tennessee Walking Horse. This Fund will assist in the support of such programs as Second Careers Adopt-a-Horse and Youth and Therapeutic Riding and Driving.

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