Harry W. & Carolyn W. Galbraith Memorial Fund

The Harry W. & Carolyn W. Galbraith Memorial Fund (Galbraith Memorial Fund) was established in 2014 to support animal care organizations with their spaying and neutering programs.

Grant funds are intended to be used primarily for spay and neuter expenses for cats and dogs.  Both pets and stray cats may be spayed or neutered with grant funds.  Funds may also be used to support rabies vaccines.

Grant Term

One-year grants were awarded November 2015.  In the future, two-year grants will be awarded. 

Application Process

The next grants process is tentatively scheduled to begin in summer 2018.

Application Information

Who May Apply

  • General Eligibility and Funding Criteria
  • Additional eligibility criteria specific to the Galbraith Memorial Fund:
    • Applicant organizations must be located within the Foundation's 25-county service area.
    • Organizations must request funding primarily for a spay/neuter program for low-income owners of cats and dogs or free roaming cats OR as seed money to start a program where none exists OR an innovative program designed to increase spay/neuter services to low-income pet owners.
    • Funding preference will be given to programs that get the most out of grant funds – “stretch the dollar”

How to Apply

Additional Information

To learn more about the Galbraith Memorial Fund grantmaking process, please direct your questions to:

Jan Elston
Vice President for Competitive Grant Programs
East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN  37902
Telephone: (865) 524-1223 or (877) 524-1223

Thank you for your interest in the Harry W. & Carolyn W. Galbraith Memorial Fund