In 2016, The Ark funded grants to 15 deserving animal welfare organizations! Just click below to learn more about each of our grant recipients.

2016 Nonprofit Grants

Canine Companions for Independence

The Ark 2014 grant recipient organization Canine Companions for Independence.This nonprofit organization enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

Cheetah Conservation Fund

cheetah-conservation-fundCheetah Conservation Fund focuses on researching and implementing strategies for cheetah conservation in their natural habitat.

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

The Ark 2014 grant recipient organization The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee..The Sanctuary provides captive African and Asian elephants a natural habitat, individualized care and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their well being.

Fiesta Island Dog Owners (FIDO)

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Fiesta Island Dog Owners is a group whose goal is to keep the current Fiesta Island fenced, off-leash area intact without roads or other intrusive additions, for the use of all citizens of San Diego.

Frosted Faces Foundation

Image of the Frosted Faces Foundation logo.Frosted Faces is a nonprofit dedicated to developing and executing solutions to fulfill the promise of family and adequate veterinary care for senior dogs whose love and lives are in jeopardy.

Four Paws Rescue

The Ark 2014 grant recipient organization Four Paws Rescue.A nonprofit social conscious shelter for neglected and abused dogs, committed to the health and safety of the rescued animals for the duration of their lives.

Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary

The Ark 2014 grant recipient organization Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary.This one-of-a-kind exotic bird sanctuary shelters, nurtures and re-socializes parrots while educating the public to inspire a lasting concern for the well-being of exotic birds. The Ark provided funding to honor Ricky and Lucy, our adopted parrots, who have brought us so much joy and remind our customers of our mission to help animals.

Fund for Animals Wildlife Center

One of a network of world famous animal care facilities, FAWC provides year round medical and rehabilitative care to injured and orphaned wildlife and specializes in native predator species such as bobcats, coyotes and eagles.

Laughing Pony Rescue

laughing-pony-rescue-logoLaughing Pony Rescue is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating sick, abused and abandoned horses of any breed.

Lions, Tigers & Bears

The Ark 2014 grant recipient organization Lions, Tigers & Bears.A No Kill, No Breed sanctuary dedicated to providing a safe haven for unwanted and abused exotic animals and educating the public about the abuses of the exotic animal trade.

Rancho Coastal Humane Society

Image of the Rancho Coastal Humane Society logo.RCHS is dedicated to the rescue and shelter of abandoned companion animals by encouraging adoptions into loving homes and promoting humane ideals through education and community outreach.

Spay Mexico

spay-mexicoSpay Mexico is actively working to popularize and facilitate spay/neuter services throughout Mexico and contribute to ending pet overpopulation.

TERI Therapeutic Equestrian Program

TERI-therapeutic-equestrian-programTERI provides programs for children and adults with special needs, beginning with early intervention and family supports and continuing through retirement and beyond. Through TERI’s Therapeutic Equestrian program, students develop coordination, self-esteem, confidence and the courage to dream of things once impossible in the hearts of children and adults with developmental disabilities.

True Innocents Equine Rescue (TIER)

Image of a True Innocents Equine Rescue horse.TIER rescues abused, neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses primarily in Southern California.

United Pegasus Foundation

United Pegasus Foundation logoOne of the largest thoroughbred retirement, rehabilitation and adoption organizations saving hundreds of horses from slaughter by giving them a humane and deserved retirement.

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