Canine Transportation Van Grants

As part of its mission to strengthen the human/dog bond, the Stanton Foundation supports a grant program aimed at providing small transportation vans to animal shelters and rescue/foster groups with a canine transportation program. The Foundation provides a one-time capital grant of approximately $70,000 for the canine transportation van and associated customization costs.

It is the Foundation’s hope that these grants will lead to an increased number of dog adoptions across the country, and therefore an increased number of happy “pups” in their forever homes.

PLEASE NOTE: The goal for this grant program is to increase canine adoptions and reduce canine euthanasia due to lack of space in shelters. The primary use of these vans must be to transport dogs to adoption events or from areas with over-crowded shelters to areas with higher demand for canine adoptions. Transportation of canines to/from the veterinarian or spay/neuter clinics is an acceptable use of the van but should not be the organization's primary use for the van.

To honor our donor's intent to help dogs exclusively, transportation of other species ("incidental ride-alongs") is permitted but must be kept to a minimum. Use of van for feline only events or programs (such as TNR) is NOT a permitted use of these vans.