In 2017, The Ark funded grants to 17 deserving animal welfare organizations. Just click below to learn more about each of our grant recipients.

2017 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.

Animal Synergy

Animal Synergy is a rescue, rehab & sanctuary for special needs animals.

Friends of Cats

Friends of Cats, Inc. is a no-kill shelter dedicated to providing shelter and medical care to abandoned cats and those whose owners are unable to care for them.

Horses of Tir Na Nog

Horses of Tir Na Nog works to create a safe haven for horses that have few options remaining, thereby ensuring them a better quality of life. At Horses of Tir Na Nog, they help build connections between people and horses in the San Diego community, increasing awareness about responsible horse ownership and care through education.

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.

Operation Greyhound

Operation Greyhound is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the placement of retired racing greyhounds in loving homes.

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.

REINS - Riding Emphasizing Individual Needs and Strengths

REINS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Therapeutic Riding Program located in Fallbrook, California. At REINS, children and adults with disabilities learn how to ride horses and have fun doing it.

Saving Horses, Inc.

Saving Horses, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non profit horse rescue organization that has been rescuing horses from slaughter, abuse and neglect since 2007.

SPOT - Saving Pets One at a Time

SPOT is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization that works to save treatable, trainable, manageable and misdiagnosed animals from San Diego shelters by providing a system of transport, training, fostering and adoption.

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.

Villa Chardonnay

Villa Chardonnay, Horses with Wings, is a sanctuary dedicated to the compassionate care of animals, primarily horses. We provide love, a home and critical care for abused, neglected, slaughter bound and abandoned creatures.

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