Project Grants


NWA PAW Grant Application

Thank you for all that you do to help animals in Northwest Arkansas. Completing this application is the required initial step for Best Friends to consider making an investment in your organization to support your lifesaving efforts. Completion of our application accurately and in accordance with these instructions is necessary to be considered for funding. Click here to access the application.

Grant Focus:

We are looking to fund innovative programs that

  • increase shelter lifesaving
  • support community members
  • encourage owner retention of their pet
  • and other projects that align with our mission to save them all

Application Deadline

Grant cycle is open March – April 15 2021. All grant requests should be submitted no later than April 15, 2021. Grants will be awarded in June 2021.

Grant Requirement checklist:

Grant Impact Reporting:

Submission of an impact report is required upon completion of the project. If the project is not complete by December 2021, we ask that an interim report is completed by December 15, 2021. Completion of the impact report is a requirement of future funding. You can access the Grant Impact Report form here.


More Money = More Mission. Grants are only a portion of your fundraising plan.

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Other Grants