Fundraising Partners

Foundations provide crucial grant funding to our programs and service and play an important role in providing for our community’s pets.

Grantors & Foundations

Recently provided funding for AWS programs.

Elmina B. Sewall Foundation
The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation supports work in Maine improving the well-being of people, animals and the environment. Elmina B. Sewall was a founding member of the Animal Welfare Society and major benefactor of the organization, stewarding the growth of the shelter throughout her life. This year, the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation has dedicated funding to support the Cleo Fund and the general operations of AWS.

Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund
The Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund supports organizations and programs that address population control for cats and dogs. The AWS/Cleo Fund is supported through the Belvedere Fund to continue its state-wide efforts of facilitating spay/neuter surgeries through mobile clinics.

May HTR Foundation
The May HTR Foundation exists to provide financial support to shelters, rescue groups, other organizations and individuals who share a love of animals and are working to make their lives better. Elizabeth May has had an assortment of pets, volunteered at shelters and been involved in the humane treatment and rescue of domestic animals practically since she was able to walk. This year, the May HTR Foundation has dedicated fund to offset co-pays for clients of the Community Veterinary Clinic who are unable to afford our already reduces fees for service.

Laura J. Niles Foundation
The Laura J. Niles Foundation encourages initiatives that foster life enrichment through canine and other types of animal companionship. With regard to animals, most notably dogs, the foundation’s areas of concentration center around canine health research, animal protection & adoption, search & rescue training, human assistance and similar fields of interest. This year the Laura J. Niles Foundation is supporting the remodel of canine housing areas and kennel upgrades.

Additional Support Provided By
The Baldwin Foundation, The Haimes Family Foundation, The Snowden Foundation, The William J.J. Gordon Family Foundation, Biddeford Savings, PetSmart Charities, and Red Acre Foundation