October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Nearly half of all domestic abuse victims delay leaving because they don’t want
to leave their pet behind, yet as few as 10% of domestic violence shelters accept pets.
The Purple Leash Project is working to change that.

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Purina’s Grants and Sponsorships

 

We’re doing more than ever to develop pet-friendly spaces and events and enrich our everyday lives.

Eligibility and Application

Our nonprofit partnerships and donations provide much-needed support for pets, the people who love them and the communities where we live and work. From donating Purina pet food and cat litter to providing grants in the wake of a natural disaster, we’re here to help.

 

Our Giving Programs

 

Purina employees making pet food donations

PET FOOD DONATIONS

Our commitment to making complete, balanced, and high-quality pet care products help support pets, people and communities in need. We are proud to have donated our pet food, treats, and litter to more than 900 pet welfare organizations across the continental U.S.  

Purina employees loading pet food on a pallet for disaster assistance

DISASTER ASSITANCE

We respond to many natural disasters in the U.S. by providing financial relief donations of food and litter to pets in distress. 

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GRANTS

Purina provides monetary donations to select pet welfare organizations* that promote pet welfare to support growth in the areas of capacity building, capital improvements and program and spay/neuter funding outside of an event. *Note: We will consider requests from pet welfare organizations located within 50 miles of our St. Louis headquarters or one of our manufacturing locations

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EVENT SPONSORSHIP

Purina will consider sponsorship of pet or pet-related events.* Organizations can request monetary support, pet food and litter samples or give away items for events. *Note:  We consider supporting events that serve pets in the communities located within 50 miles of our St. Louis headquarters or one of our manufacturing locations. We may occasionally sponsor a large pet-related event located outside these locations if the resources are available. 

 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

In order to keep the process as efficient as possible, we no longer accept requests through email, fax, mail or phone. 

All requests must follow the steps below and go through our online system to be eligible for our giving programs. 

 

REVIEW OUR ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

As you may imagine, we receive numerous requests for sponsorships and charitable donation—more than we are currently able to support. To ensure your application receives the attention it deserves, please read our guidelines below to make sure your organization is eligible and fits within our giving priorities before applying. For additional disaster support resources, visit the Petfinder Pro Disaster Support page

 

TAKE OUR ELIGIBILITY QUIZ


After you complete our Eligibility Quiz (see quiz links below), you’ll be invited to create a login for our online system. 

If your request fits within our eligibility guidelines, please choose the appropriate link below to take our eligibility quiz. 

 

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

If you are eligible to apply after taking our quiz and your organization’s tax status is verified, we will invite you to submit your application through our online system. We’ll get back to you within 10 business days with our decision regarding your application. 

If you are selected to receive support from Purina, you will receive a brief impact/follow-up report via email. We ask that your organization submit this assessment on how the funds were used. This is an important step in building relationships with organizations. If we don’t receive a report it may affect an organization’s ability to receive funding in the future. 

 

 

ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

We strive to fund as many requests as we can, but there are some practical limitations and we do not have the resources to approve every request we receive. Please verify that your request aligns with our eligibility requirements before proceeding with the application process:

Purina considers pet food donation and grant requests from 501(c)(3) tax-exempt pet welfare organizations located within the United States, especially those in proximity to our company locations.

Purina also considers sponsorship requests for pet-related events taking place in the general proximity to our company locations. We may also occasionally sponsor a large pet-related event if resources are available.  We require a minimum six-month lead time on any event sponsorship.

Our giving program does not provide coupons for any Purina products. Please visit our coupons page to learn more about Purina coupons.

 

EXCLUSIONS

Purina is unable to consider requests for the following:

Individuals or organizations without a valid tax identification number


Organizations operating outside the United States


Organizations that apply more than once per calendar year