About Greater Good Charities
Greater Good Charities is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization that works to help people, pets, and the planet by mobilizing in response to need and amplifying the good. Greater Good Charities, with a 100/100 rating on Charity Navigator, and has provided more than $400 million in impact, including cash grants, in-kind supplies, and programmatic support, to over 5,000 charitable partners in 121 countries since 2007. To learn more about how Greater Good Charities is amplifying the good across the globe, please visit greatergood.org or follow Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok.
Who can Apply?
An organization that has a valid, non-revoked IRS Determination Letter establishing their 501(c)(3) status can apply for pet food this website. A group applying under a Group Exemption or using an alternate name (for example “Doing business as…”) must submit the relevant documents as described by the IRS or state/local authorities.
How does it work?
Groups apply through this website to become a grant recipient. Your Application will be screened for criteria such as non-profit status, spay/neuter policy, adoption pages, and distance from nearest ambassador. Applications passing this step are sent to the ambassador for further evaluation. The local ambassador accepts or declines each application, based on our posted criteria.
Groups meeting the criteria are placed in the rotation for distributions. When food is available, the ambassador notifies groups of the type of food and offers the group the opportunity to participate.
Participating groups send in their latest census counts and the ambassador determines an equitable distribution of the food, taking into account factors such as the number and size of animals, whether any group received food more recently than another one, distance traveled, or special circumstances like large food donations from other sources.
The ambassador notifies each group of the amount allocated, the place and time for pickup, and the amount of handling fees .
As a grant program, we cannot guarantee that food will always be supplied to any one organization or that a grant will meet all of the organization’s needs for any period of time.