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Rachael Ray Grants

The Rachael Ray Foundation™ is funded by a portion of proceeds from each sale of Rachael's pet food, Nutrish®. The Foundation was launched by Rachael in 2016 to better support the causes she cares for most such as helping animals in need.

The Rachael Ray Foundation and Best Friends Animal Society are committed to helping Best Friends Network Partners increase lifesaving in their communities through impactful, innovative, and inclusive programming. Every fall, there are two types of Rachael Ray grants for which Partners can apply.  

The Rachael Ray Save Them All Grants fund projects to reduce the number of cats and dogs killed in American shelters. We welcome project proposals from public and private shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare organizations that enable lifesaving. All projects must demonstrate, with statistics, a direct impact on saving animals’ lives.  

The Rachael Ray No-Kill Excellence Grants fund projects that help no-kill organizations maintain their lifesaving while also assisting other organizations in their community reach the 90% threshold. We welcome project proposals from public and private shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare organizations that sustain a 90%+ level of lifesaving.  

Learn more about application requirements

All Rachael Ray Grants applicants must be a Network Partner to apply. Your organization can join the Best Friends Network here for freeLearn more about all of the application requirements.

Our Fall 2020 Cycle is now closed. We are no longer accepting grant applications. 

Congratulations to the 2021 grant recipients! Check out the full list of recipients and read more about the grants impact here.

Check back for updates on our next grant cycle. In the meantime, check out some of our fundraising resources: