Petco Foundation Matching COVID-19 Grants Support Animal Welfare Organizations
The Petco Foundation issued special COVID-19 matching relief grants designed to provide direct funding and spark additional community support for animal welfare organizations during the pandemic.
The result was $1 million in Petco Foundation support and an additional $807,000 of community support to continue the work of 80 organizations across the country.
The Petco Foundation matching grants ranged from $10,000 to $25,000. In addition to monetary support, organization leadership reported that the matching grants helped them reach new donors, raise visibility and bring in additional community support.
"...The local animal care organizations with legal requirements to serve the public were, and continue to be, disproportionately challenged during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Susanne Kogut, president of the Petco Foundation. “These essential employees often put themselves at risk to continue serving the animals and people in their communities. Consequently, we designed this special matching grant campaign to promote these hardworking organizations and create greater awareness of these front-line employees, and the work they do each and every day, especially during times of crisis. "