Dennis Friends encourage groups meeting the mandatory requirements to submit applications for our grants. It is our fondest hope to sustain and perpetuate Dennis’ gift such that we can fulfill his wishes into the foreseeable future. Elsewhere on our website, the grant application and Frequently Asked Questions provide the “how-to” nuts and bolts.

Applications for 2018 are now open.

To apply, click here.

Please submit applications by September 15, 2018 for consideration this year.

Questions? Please contact: dennisfriendsfoundation

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I apply if I don’t have a 501(c)3 classification?

We accept applications from only 501(c)3 not-for-profit organizations and eligible governmental entities, meeting IRS guidelines for charitable contributions. Additionally, we do not make grants to individuals.

Do you make exceptions to the 20% administrative cost criteria?

No. Dennis’ fondest wish was that his contributions directly benefit animals. Therefore, we look for groups who are providing the most care and services using the least administrative resources.

Does your foundation accept donations?

Absolutely yes! We gratefully accept contributions, especially in honor or memory of beloved pets.