Research Program Area Sponsorship
The AKC Canine Health Foundation appreciates donations of any amount. However, individuals and clubs who are able to support research at higher levels may wish to become Research Sponsors.
All research grants are supported through a Research Program Area. This allows CHF to create depth in our capacity to fund research in areas of importance to our donors, expand our grant portfolio in a substantial way, and focus on funding research in areas of importance to your breed and organization.
By supporting a grant within a Research Program Area, your contribution will go towards research in the specific area of your designation and allow for even more studies to be funded in the future.
Minimum sponsorship level: $2,500
Benefits of Sponsorship:
- Recognition on our website and in publications
- Updates and final progress reports for all grants within the program area
Does the Foundation "match" grant sponsorships?
No, the AKC Canine Health Foundation does not match contributions to grants. We do even better!
CHF grant funding policies remain unchanged; we have always made an effort to raise the full amount of each approved grant from sponsorships. While historically the word “match” has been used, this word does not actually fit our policy.
We follow a “cooperative funding” model, whereby a number of organizations, individuals and CHF come together to fund a single grant. For example, if CHF funds a grant of $100,000, we might ask many clubs to sponsor the project at $2,500. If we receive 10 sponsors for a total of $25,000, the remaining $75,000 comes from CHF. Therefore, it is truly cooperative funding. CHF’s contribution far exceeds the implied 1:1 ratio of matching. For each club’s contribution of $2,500, the club is receiving cooperative funding in the amount of $97,500. It is through this model of cooperative funding that CHF has funded more than $25 million in research to help prevent, treat and cure canine disease.
To become a sponsor, complete the Sponsorship Agreement and return it to:
AKC Canine Health Foundation
PO Box 900061
Raleigh, NC 27675-9061
Grants Needing Sponsorship
- 02343-A: Recognizing and Removing Lipemic Interferences for Accurate Laboratory Testing
- 02342-A: Molecular Analysis of Giant Schnauzer-Type Congenital Hypothyroidism
- 2340: Clinical and Genetic Background of Progressive Retinal Atrophy in Miniature Schnauzers
- 02338: The Genetics of Bloat in German Shepherd Dogs: The Roles of Immune System Genes and the Gut Microbiome
- 2336: Genetics of Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma in American Cocker Spaniels
- 02332-A: Identification of Mutations for Primary Lens Luxation in Multiple Dog Breeds
- 02328-A: Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs
- 02327-MOU: Identification of Genetic Markers for Familial Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis in Bullmastiffs
- 2323: Efficacy of Cannabidiol (CBD) for the Treatment of Canine Epilepsy
- 2322: Analysis of the Health, Behavioral, and Longevity Data Collected in the 9/11 Medical Surveillance Longitudinal Study
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.