The Rosalie and Cecil Smith Fund of Akron Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofits that help reduce Summit County’s stray animal population.
Grants are available for spaying and neutering feral cats and for spaying and neutering cats and dogs of low-income individuals.
The fund accepts requests from applicants with experience in, or a firm understanding of, animal spay and neuter methods. Local organizations may be affiliated with regional or national organizations, but their programs must take place in Summit County.
Last year, $14,000 was awarded to support spaying and neutering efforts in Summit County. All requests are due by Saturday, Sept. 15. A link to the application is available at www.akroncf.org/ApplySmith.
Questions about the application process should be directed to John Garofalo, vice president of community investment, at (330) 436-5624 or [email protected].
The Rosalie and Cecil Smith Fund of Akron Community Foundation was established in 2007 by Cecil Smith in honor of his wife, Rosalie, to help reduce Summit County’s feral animal population and to spay and neuter animals living in low-income households. To date, it has awarded grants totaling nearly $100,000. For more information or to contribute, visit www.akroncf.org.