In January 2022, Ark Antiques funded grants to 20 deserving animal welfare organizations. Just click below to learn more about each of our grant recipients.

2022 Nonprofit Grants

Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary

The Ark 2014 grant recipient organization Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary.This one-of-a-kind 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 in honor of Ricky and Lucy, our adopted parrots, who bring joy to our shop and remind our customers of our commitment to help animals.

Operation Greyhound

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

Lions, Tigers, and Bears

The Ark 2014 grant recipient organization Lions, Tigers & Bears.Lions, Tigers, and Bears is 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.

FACE Foundation


The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) is a not-for-profit public charity that provides financial grants for animal owners who are unable to afford the cost of their pet’s emergency or critical care.

California Labs and More

California Labs and More is Southern California’s fastest growing and most active dog rescue. Their volunteers work to provide a safe haven and the care needed for adoptable large breed dogs and puppies that would otherwise die in shelters or on the streets. They give neglected and abused animals a new chance to see the kindness in humans and work to bring families and dogs together for a lifelong journey of love and respect. This not-for-profit rescue has placed over 11,000 dogs in 8 years.

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 logoUnited Pegasus Foundation is one of the largest thoroughbred retirement, rehabilitation and adoption organizations dedicated to saving hundreds of horses from slaughter by giving them a humane and deserved retirement.

Freedom Dogs

Freedom Dogs is a nonprofit organization devoted to serving wounded members of the military who are attempting to return to civilian life. Along with our trainers, our specialty service dogs provide both physical and emotional support, helping wounded warriors to successfully make this challenging transition.

Wildlife Conservation Society

Founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society,The Wildlife Conservation Society is a non-governmental organization headquartered at the Bronx Zoo in New York City that aims to conserve the world’s largest wild places in 14 priority regions.

Cheetah Conservation Fund

The Cheetah Conservation Fund is a research and lobby institution in Namibia concerned with the study and sustenance of the country’s cheetah population, the largest and healthiest in the world. Its Research and Education Centre is located 44 kilometres east of Otjiwarongo.

K9 Connection ~Encinitas, CA

K( Connection is a 24/7— 365 rescue even after the adoption. We care for all their rescues and want them with the best families, in wonderful and loving homes. They succeed at delivering solid, healthy dogs, and provide training support to keep your dogs on the straight path. Their highest goal is success for everyone.

K( Connection serves San Diego County and other surrounding counties based on an approved adoption contract. All dogs are fully vetted, microchipped and spayed/neutered. Dogs come with a full adoption kit of supplies. Prospective adopters must complete a full application and home check at the time of adoption.

Laughing Pony Rescue

The mission of Laughing Pony Rescue is to rescue and rehabilitate all breeds of neglected or abused horses; to restore and train these horses so they can be matched to a loving and forever home; to teach and disseminate educational materials to the public including, but not limited to, materials relating to the care and plight of horses; and the use of horses for therapeutic purposes, therapeutic being defined as helping people with limited physical or mental disabilities that will help them to improve their current state or provide an enjoyable respite from their current condition. It is also our mission to provide a forever home for certain rescued horses that may have difficulty being placed elsewhere.

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

The Elephant Sanctuary exists to…

  • provide captive elephants with individualized care, the companionship of a herd, and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their well-being
  • educate the public of the complex needs of elephants in captivity and the crisis facing elephants in the wild

PAWS Performing Animal Welfare Society

Since 1984, The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) has been at the forefront of efforts to rescue and provide appropriate, humane sanctuary for animals who have been the victims of the exotic and performing animal trades. PAWS investigates reports of abused performing and exotic animals, documents cruelty and assists in investigations and prosecutions by regulatory agencies to alleviate the suffering of captive wildlife.

San Diego Turtle & Tortoise Society

For over 40 years, the San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society has been actively rescuing, rehabilitating and adopting out hundreds of turtles and tortoises.  SDTTS is one of the largest rescue societies of its kind in the United States with nearly 500 current members.

For over 40 years, the San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society has been actively rescuing, rehabilitating and adopting out hundreds of turtles and tortoises.  SDTTS is one of the largest rescue societies of its kind in the United States with nearly 500 current members.

SNAP Spay and Neuter

SNAP’s mission is to save lives by reducing pet overpopulation

Second Chance Dog Rescue

Second Chance Dog Rescue (SCDR INC, dba Second Chance Dog Rescue) is a non-profit 501c3 organizations dedicated to saving homeless dogs. They rescue, rehabilitate and re-home dogs, primarily from local shelters, as well as dogs surrendered by their owners for various reasons, and dogs from Baja California, Mexico. After a dog rescued, the organization provides medical care, including spay and neuter, and any necessary rehabilitation.

Thrive Animal Rescue

Founded by Cece Bloum and Georgia Spogli, Thrive Animal Rescue comes to the aid of abandoned and discarded dogs of all breeds, ages and situations. By providing medical aid, love and support our goal is to place them in their final forever home.

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Lionel's Legacy

Lionel’s Legacy is a 501c3 non-profit San Diego based senior dog rescue and humane education program for elementary school children.

Tragic to Magic

Tragic to Magic pulls together a core team of animal advocates, vets, volunteers, and strategic partners to develop local outreach, Spay and Neuter clinics, rescue missions, and weekend adoption events in Mexico and San Diego.

United Pegasus Foundation

The mission of the United Pegasus Foundation is to provide a safe haven for equines coming off the racetracks. The United Pegasus Foundation believes that no equine should be denied a second career or a dignified retirement, no matter the reason. Since 1994, they have proudly provided retirements, rehabilitation and adoptions to hundreds of former race horses and thousands of other breeds, keeping them from an uncertain destiny.

Wee Companions Small Animal Rescue

Wee Companions Small Animal Adoption, Inc. 501(c)(3)

Our specialty is rescuing and re-homing small furry exotics including, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, mice, rabbits, and chinchillas. Wee Companions has been helping animals in need since 1998

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