Applications for the next grant cycle are available in an online form here. CAF awards grant funds directly to the grantee. CAF does not pay indirect costs: no portion of a CAF grant may be used for “administrative costs,” “overhead,” or any other form of indirect cost.
CAF funds academic and artistic projects that raise public awareness about animal rights. Grants are awarded in three categories: Research (scholarly projects about animal advocacy and its cultural roots and impact); Creativity (original work by artists and thinkers that expresses positive concern for animals); and Performance (public performances and exhibitions to raise awareness of animal advocacy).
CAF does not fund “hands-on” projects, including animal rescue, public protest or trap-neuter-release programs. CAF also does not support species conservation projects, unless they include a commitment to animal rights and fit into one of our three categories of creativity, performance, or research. CAF does not fund projects that consist entirely of attending or speaking at a conference or conferences. It does not fund book production (CAF does support research and writing). CAF does not fund indirect costs: no portion of a CAF grant may be used for “administrative costs,” “overhead,” or any other form of indirect cost.
CAF has an annual grant cycle. CAF accepts proposals from November 1 to January 31 of each year. Selected grantees will be notified by early April.
The number of grants varies from year to year. On average, CAF awards fewer than 20 grants annually.
Individual grants normally are awarded in amounts ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. In some rare cases, CAF may elect to award partial funding to a grant applicant, which would cover a portion of the requested amount. CAF encourages applicants to apply for funding from other organizations, both before and after applying for a CAF grant, if the project scope and budget require.
No. CAF does not accept grant applications for multiple projects in the same funding cycle.
Past recipients are welcome to apply again for funding of a new endeavor or continued development of a previously funded project. However, priority for funding will be given to new applicants.