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We need your support to fund research that helps dogs live longer, healthier lives.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation appreciates donations of any amount to specific research projects. However, individuals and clubs who are able to support research at higher levels may wish to become Grant Sponsors.
OAK Grants (grants of $12,961 and above): $2,500
ACORN Grants (grants of $12,960 and below): $1,000
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 Grant Sponsorship Agreement and return it to:
AKC Canine Health Foundation
PO Box 900061
Raleigh, NC 27675-9061
Purchase a personalized engraved brick on the Walk of Champions or Path of Honor at the Purina Events Center to benefit canine health.
Your planned gift to the AKC Canine Health Foundation helps us meet the health needs of our canine companions well into the future.
Make a special contribution in tribute of a dog and we will post a photo to our Celebration Wall gallery.
Whether a boat, car, or RV, donating your vehicle is simple, has tax benefits and will help us fund innovative canine health research.