Harry W. and Carolyn W. Galbraith Memorial Fund

Harry W. and Carolyn W. Galbraith Memorial Fund 2020 grants will help ensure the continuity and sustainability of our region's organizations by awarding emergency grants through a simplified and expedited application and process to meet some of the critical animal/pet care needs created by COVID-19.

East Tennessee Foundation is directing Harry W. and Carolyn W. Galbraith Memorial Fund (Galbraith Memorial Fund) applicants to complete and submit the Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund application. There will not be a separate Galbraith Memorial Fund application this year. To apply for a grant, please see the instructions below.

The 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.

Application Process

Applications are available and can be completed at any time.
At this time, there is no submission deadline. Applications will be considered for funding on a rolling, weekly basis.

Grant Amounts and Term

  • Limited funding is available.
  • Grants will be awarded for one-year terms.
  • Funds may be used as needed to support regional animal/pet care organizations, to keep "the lights on," staff supported, and other essential operational needs.

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

Please direct your questions to:
Jan Elston, Vice President for Competitive Grant Programs, or
Ashley Siferd Butler, Program Officer
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. and Carolyn W. Galbraith Memorial Fund!