SpotOn Gives: Grants for 5 Years

5 Years 5 Grants

SpotOn Fence’s mission is to create a better life for dogs by letting them run free safely. Thanks to the support of our customers and growth of our business, we have created SpotOn Gives, a give-back program to provide support to organizations that enhance the lives of animals in their communities.

In celebration of SpotOn GPS Fence's 5th-anniversary, SpotOn Gives will award $50,000 grants to five non-profit animal welfare organizations in 2024.

We created the GPS dog fence product to support the well-being of animals by letting them run free while at the same time keeping them safe. Now, we're committed to partnering with animal welfare organizations to further enhance the lives of animals.

A preference will be given to organizations helping dogs in their care due to SpotOn GPS Dog Fence’s mission to help provide dogs with a better quality of life.

Accepting Applications March 18 - May 3, 2024.

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Program FAQs

How does it work?

There are two phases of the SpotOn Gives - 5 Grants for 5 Years program.

Organizations that meet the grant criteria are welcome to submit a written grant application through the SpotOn Gives application that addresses the following: Community Impact and Involvement, Grant Utilization Plan, Challenges Faced, and Case Study and Organizational Embodiment. Applicants will be required to provide brief statements addressing each of these sections, as well as verify their non-profit or government shelter status.

In the second stage of the grant program, ten finalists will be chosen to submit a compelling 1-2 minute video plea, advocating why their organization merits the grant. These videos will be shared on a dedicated voting platform, where the five winners will ultimately be selected based on community votes. Alongside showcasing their animals and mission-driven stories, organizations are encouraged to actively engage with their communities through social media and other channels to rally support and secure votes.

Who can participate?

The grant application requires organizations to actively support animals in the community through activities like rescue, rehabilitation, spay/neuter, and adoption. Eligible applicants must be nonprofit/government entities recognized by the IRS, operational for at least three years, and located in The US. Preference will be given to organizations focusing on dog welfare. See “Grant Eligibility Requirements” for more details.

When and how do you apply?

Registration link will be live on this page during the application window which will open March 18 - May 3rd 2024.

Grant Eligibility Requirements

To ensure our resources are allocated effectively, we have established eligibility requirements for organizations seeking support. These requirements include active engagement in animal welfare activities, adherence to specific training methodologies, nonprofit status or public entity recognition, a minimum operational history, detailed financial documentation, and a focus on dog welfare. These criteria help us narrow down the list of deserving nonprofits to ensure our support makes the greatest impact.

  • Requirements Include...

    Your organization must:

    • Help or support animals through one or more of the following activities: rescue, providing community support, rehabilitation spay/neuter, microchipping, and/or adoption.
    • Applicants should be comfortable with utilizing virtual GPS fencing for pet containment. We seek partners who align with our approach and are at ease employing these methods to ensure the safety and well-being of pets.
    • Be incorporated as a nonprofit agency, recognized by the IRS as tax exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3), and qualified to do business in the state or territory in which they are located, or be a public (local government) entity
    • Operating for at least 3 years prior to applying for funding
    • Operate and be located within the 50 states & territories in United States
    • Provide a detailed General Operating Budget for the current fiscal year. The budget should be sufficiently detailed to provide a clear understanding of how funds are allocated and utilized to support the organization's mission.
    • List of Employee/Volunteer Positions: The nonprofit organization shall provide a list of all employee and/or volunteer positions. This list should include job titles, descriptions of roles and responsibilities, and the number of staff or volunteers allocated to each position. Additionally, the organization should indicate whether these positions are full-time, part-time, or volunteer-based.
    • Priority will be given to organizations focused on the welfare and care of dogs, aligning with SpotOn's mission to enhance the quality of life for canine companions.

    SpotOn will not fund the following activities and programs:

    • Indirect or ancillary costs of veterinarian care (e.g., transportation, gas cards, administrative fees, etc.)
    • General operating expenses or overhead (e.g., payment of salaries or routine maintenance)
    • Professional development for staff
    • Advertising (e.g., graphic design, printing, website development, etc.)
    • Fuel for mobile clinics or animal transfer programs
    • Deficit reduction or operational deficiencies
    • Fundraising or special events
    • Start-up costs
    • Grants to a specific individual or individual animal
    • Political or lobbying activities.

What We Want to Know About You

  • Community Impact: Describe past involvement & how the grant will enhance it.
  • Grant Utilization: Explain how the funds will directly benefit your organization and its mission.
  • Overcoming Challenges: Discuss past challenges, solutions, and how the grant will help you overcome future obstacles.
  • Case Study: Share a story showcasing your organization's impact and how the grant will help them further their mission.

Grant Program Deadlines - Spring 2024

  • Grant Program Launch: March 18
  • Application Deadline: May 3, 2024, 9:00 PM EST
  • Selection:
    • Top 10 applicants notified: May 17
    • Video application requirements sent: May 17
    • Video application commitment: May 21
    • Video Application Deadline: June 7, 2024
  • Winners announced before June 30, 2024

Why We’re Excited About SpotOn Gives

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Share the SpotOn Gives grant with your network and don't forget to use #SpotOnGives & #High5sfor5Years in your posts. We can't wait to see and share your fantastic work!