Grant Seekers

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant with the Bishop S.P.C.A. Foundation. Our funding areas are animal welfare ONLY. There are two grant cycles in 2024 with first opening on February 15 and will end on March 14th.

Bishop S.P.C.A. provides funding to animal welfare organizations that meet our criteria and are chosen through a bi-annual grant process. If your group is in need of support, please review the guidelines and complete the application below.

Typical grant funding ranges between $1000-$100,000. Grant applications are considered bi-annually. Applications must be received by March 15 (SPRING cycle) and September 15 (FALL cycle). If an application is received after a submission deadline it will be held for the next funding cycle. Please note – do not send certified mail as this causes delays at our PO box and your application may be held after the received by date.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Your organization must have a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax status.
  • Your project must be located in or serving a population in Manatee County or surrounding counties.
  • Your organization should have an up-to-date profile with The Giving Partner*
  • Your funding request is $10,000 or more.


  • Individuals
  • Private Charity or Foundation
  • Organizations reporting an income over $200,000 USD in the last fiscal year. In Kind gifts not included.
  • U.S Organizations not exempt under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not eligible for tax deductible support
  • Religious Causes or organizations
  • Political Causes, Candidates, Campaigns or organizations
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, color, citizenship, disability, disabled veteran status, gender, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, Military service or status or Vietnam- era veteran status.
  • Organizations whose primary purpose is to influence legislation

Grant Application Form

I certify that I have read this complete grant application and authorize it to be submitted to Bishop S.P.C.A. Foundation. I understand that this application may be shared with other local investors for the purposes of comparing data and for potential funding requests.

If you prefer to apply by mail. Download form below, complete and mail to:

Bishop S.P.C.A.
4501 Manatee Avenue West, #360
Bradenton, FL 34209