Grants awarded through the Tara Sturgis Fund for Animal Welfare of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Total funds granted: $59,735 (as of 2/28/23)
Thank you for all your support and love, without everyone's hard work and donations we would not have been able to open the fund let alone issue our first grant within a year of creating Tara's fund.
Our first grant was issued to SOS Animal Rescue in late 2013! Funds were used to purchase medicines, food, and perform medical procedures for sick or injured animals in the Midland area. Below are the links to their website and Facebook page.
The following animals on our sick and injured page were helped by this grant:
Pete, Chewbaka, Chewey, Maggie, Pearl, Heidi, Odin, Aztek, Hopper, Will
The video of Aztek who was helped by this grant.
In April, we awarded one $500 grant to PAWS for emergency medical expenses.
Newsletter mentioning donation
In June, we granted $1500 to Lucky Day Animal Rescue to help with the costs of medical treatments for senior cats. This amount will support the senior cats for an entire year.
In March, we granted $500 to Starry Skies Equine Rescue and Sanctuary whose mission is to divert equines from the slaughter pipeline, providing rehabbing, training and placement for appropriate equines. Tara had a special place in her heart for horses and we are happy to provide support for her passion.
In October, we granted $1600 to the Gladwin County Animal Shelter for the construction of lean-to's for horses and pasture animals. As well as updating the outdoor dog runs to provide shaded areas.
In November, we granted gifts to the following groups:
$550 to Lucky Day Animal Rescue, Inc. for Prevention Program Renewal
$500 to the Humane Society of Genesee County for City of Flint Outreach for Pet Welfare
$1500 to SOS (Stray or Stranded) Animal Rescue, Inc. for Sick and Injured Pet Medical Funds
- Critter was helped with the monies from this grant. He had a cracked femur and had to have surgery to remove the femur head.
In January, we granted $3000 to The Humane Society of Genesee County: Raise the Woof campaign to help provide shelter to outside dogs
In July, we granted $2000 to New Hope Pet Rescue: funds used to complete a rescue barn
In August, we granted $2000 to Franklin Avenue Mission, Inc. Spay and neuter family pets (cats and dogs) for impoverished families who attend Franklin Avenue Mission (FAM) on the East side of Flint. FAM works with ALL About Animals who perform veterinary care and Pets in Peril.
In May, we granted funds to the following groups:
- $3000 grant to the Howell Nature Center to help them with costs to improve their rehabilitation room including making an observable window for visitors to see in but the animals cannot see out (to help with being able to introduce them back to the wild).Check out their website and all the great things they are doing!https://www.howellnaturecenter.org/
- $3500 to Adopt-A-Pet for the construction of a senior cat catio to help reduce stress and anxiety in these older felines who are not getting adopted.
In July, we granted $2000 to Franklin Avenue Mission, Inc. Spay and neuter family pets (cats and dogs) for impoverished families who attend Franklin Avenue Mission (FAM) on the East side of Flint. FAM works with ALL About Animals who perform veterinary care and Pets in Peril.
In April/May, we granted funds to the following groups:
- $1000 to Adopt-A-Pet for additional funding to care for animals who have been taken in due to loss of income
- $1500 to PAWS for Rescue Ranch renovation project to increase capacity for rescued animals (see document below for pictures)
- $3000 to Devoted Barn for lighting project to reduce running costs in their newly acquired property
In June, we granted funds to the following groups:
- $1500 to PAWS of Michigan for spay/neuter
- $2500 to Howell Nature Center for renovating their Baby Barn (orphaned/injured animals)
- $5000 to Lake Fenton Community Schools for a therapy dog
- $500 to Humane Society of Genesee County for food assistance to owners who have fallen on hard times
In November, we granted fund to the following groups:
- $1500 to PAWS Animal Rescue for spay/neuter programs
- $1500 to Humane Society of Genesee County for supplies to build shelters for outdoor dogs in Flint.