Foundations provide crucial grant funding to our programs and services.Businesses and sole proprietors that host fundraising events, donate a portion of their sales, or otherwise support our mission through philanthropy contribute to AWS’ success. All play an important role in providing for our community’s pets.
Grantors & Foundations
Recently provided funding for AWS programs.
Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund
The Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund supports organizations and programs that address population control for cats and dogs. The Cleo Fund of AWS is supported through the Belvedere Fund to continue its state-wide efforts of facilitating spay/neuter surgeries through mobile clinics.
Red Acre Foundation
The Red Acre Foundation supports the work of organizations focused on the human/ animal bond in New England and southwest Colorado. For the second year in a row, Red Acre Foundation has committed to supporting the delivery of spay/neuter surgeries throughout rural areas of Maine with limited resources and access to veterinary care.
Many local businesses organize fundraisers on AWS’ behalf. Here are a few going on right now or coming up soon.
Junebug’s Beach House
With store in Ogunquit and Kennebunkport, Junebug’s Beach House sells home decor, jewelry and pet novelties with a nautical theme. Each summer, they launch Love Four Paws, a fundraiser where they offer a special item for sale with 100% of proceeds benefitting local rescues and shelters, including AWS.
Maine Foodie Tours
Throughout the summer and fall, Maine Foodie Tours operates culinary expeditions in Kennebunkport. Proceeds from their very special Doggy and Me Tour benefit AWS!