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The Bubo Endowment of the Vesta Fund is a dedicated giving program that supports animal welfare, for creatures wild and domestic, by contributing to nonprofit agencies working and serving communities within Pennsylvania's Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.    


The Bubo Endowment of the Vesta Fund was created to promote animal welfare by supporting direct charitable services, including animal rescue, advocacy, shelter, adoption, fostering, and medical, dental, and end-of-life care.

Bubo Endowment does not support organizations that euthanize animals.


Please note: Giving may be limited during 2024

• Priority funding areas include, but are not limited to, care for dogs and cats; disaster relief for personal pets; training of service animals for the elderly and disabled; and protection of marine mammals and local wildlife.

• Grants may be awarded to support general operations, specific programs, and/or capital projects.

• Typical grant awards range from $5,000 to $15,000.

• Grantees must be able to demonstrate that they are recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and as public charities as defined within the Code.

• Grant applications should be submitted online through Vesta Fund's grants management system at: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

• Grantees can only apply for funding once per given year (ie, 12 months from the last application approach, regardless of past funding decisions).

• Grantees, regardless of headquarters or locations of administrative offices, must provide direct constituent services for animals within Pennsylvania's Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.


• Grant awards from the Bubo Endowment are competitive and not all grant requests will be funded.  


Directors of the Vesta Fund meet quarterly to review proposals and make awards.  Meetings typically occur on or around March 15th, June 15th, September 15th, and December 15th — but these dates are flexible.    


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