Donor Resources

Share Your Love For Animals

Your donations save lives. Having to look into a companion animal’s eyes and know that you cannot afford to pay for their needed medical care is one of the most heartbreaking situations any pet owner can ever face.

Help keep animals out of shelters. To have to surrender a loved and cherished member of the family to a shelter because access to medical care is beyond an individual or family’s means is a situation no pet owner wants to consider. As the cost of veterinary care continues to rise, shelters are overflowing with animals whose owners cannot afford critically needed medical treatment. Most of these animals are euthanized.

We need your help. The Pet Fund works to stop the flow of already owned and adopted animals into shelters due to lack of access to medical care. To see some of the animals whose care was funded by The Pet Fund, please visit the "Special Friends" page of the website by clicking here:

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Your donations helped Sassy Cat receive
critically needed cancer treatment.

The Impact of Your Gift

Edy on the beach  Help keep animals with the owners who love them.

  Your donation has a direct impact on companion animals and pet owners.

  Edy, the Pointer mix in this photo, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, which is an                     aggressive form of cancer. She had surgery to have a leg amputated, but after the                     surgery the cancer returned.

  Thanks to your donations, Edy is receiving chemotherapy which is enabling her to have           many more happy days with her family. 

  Your gifts keep companion animals together with the people who love and need them. 

  We need your help to continue to keep beloved pets out of shelters and give them another     chance at life.   

Where Our Funds Go

The Pet Fund has a very small, part-time staff and depends on full-time volunteers, so almost all donations received go directly to fund needed medical care for companion animals. The Pet Fund’s administrative costs are minimal and are funded directly through restricted grants, so with each donation we are able to share with the donor exactly which animal received their gift and which medical procedures were performed. The Pet Fund currently receives over 200 calls daily requesting veterinary care assistance, so our wait list for pet owners needing help is always growing. Your contribution will directly benefit animals in need of medical care, and you may also specify what kind of medical conditions you would prefer to fund.

For example, The Pet Fund provides assistance for:

  • Orthopedic surgeries
  • Cancer treatment
  • Cataract surgeries
  • Physical therapy
  • Chronic diseases
  • Endocrine diseases
  • Diabetes treatment
  • Kidney disease
  • Immune-related diseases
  • Arthritis treatment

You can also view our financial information which is posted on Guidestar: Our incorporation documents and 990 tax forms are also posted on Guidestar for public viewing. We welcome questions about our grant program and our nonprofit development.

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Endowment funding enables nonprofits to provide consistent levels of services far into the future. Endowment funds are invested and the interest earned provides an ongoing source for funding for the endowed nonprofit. The chart example above depicts a 5% return on investment and the projected fiscal benefit for The Pet Fund.

The Pet Fund helps animals beyond just making grants for medical care or helping to facilitate medical treatment. The biggest impact of the work of The Pet Fund is in helping pet owners to become self-sufficient in being able to keep their animals out of shelters through education about preventative care and financial resources. This education and outreach work benefits the community at large, our companion animals, and pet owners nationwide. 

Your gifts will help fund medical care for companion animals and will help thousands of pet owners to achieve sustainability in caring for their pets. The larger our fund grows, the more animals will be spared euthanasia or surrender to shelters. 

Donor Advised Funds

Click on the DAF Direct Logo to donate to The Pet Fund through a donor-advised fund:

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What is a donor advised fund?

A DAF, or donor-advised fund is a charitable giving vehicle administered by a public charity created to manage charitable donations on behalf of organizations, families, or individuals. It allows donors to make a charitable gift to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program and take an immediate tax deduction. 

How does it work?

1. Donors establish a DAF, or Donor Advised Fund by making a tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.
2. Next, advise the investment allocation of the donated assets.
3. Finally, recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice.

For more information, ask your financial advisor about the advantages of a donor-advised fund.

For Financial Advisors

Gifts to charities like The Pet Fund can be a meaningful part of your clients' philanthropic and estate plans. The staff of The Pet Fund is always happy to work with donors to design special tribute gifts to honor companion animals or to achieve donors’ specific strategic giving goals. The Pet Fund staff is always available to consult with you regarding giving options. Please feel free to contact us at any time at (916) 503-0550 to discuss your charitable giving needs.

Legal Name: The Pet Fund
Tax ID#: 20-0232792
Address: 2747 14th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone: (916) 503-0550
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donate to The Pet Fund

To donate to The Pet Fund online, click here:

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IRS Charity Check

Donors are advised to check the IRS website prior to donating to any charity. Nonprofit organizations must have a 501(c)3 designation in order to operate. To view The Pet Fund’s listing on the IRS charity page, click on the link below. Our EIN number is 20-0232792.

Foundation Gifts

The Pet Fund is supported by donations from individuals, corporate sponsorships, and foundation grants. Your contribution will have a significant impact on the lives of companion animals and their owners. The Pet Fund thanks its foundation donors for their ongoing support of companion animal veterinary care. 

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The Pet Fund also wishes to thank the following foundations and donors for their support:

The AT&T Foundation
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund

The Bissell Foundation
The Carolla Family
The China Hershey Memorial Fund

The Colston Foundation
The Freda B. Runyon Foundation
The JP Morgan Chase Foundation
The Lagomarsino Foundation
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 
The Maddie's Fund Foundation

The McHenry Trust 
The Merck Foundation
The Miramar Charitable Foundation

The NM Morris Foundation 
The Nolet Family
The Otto Trust
Schwab Charitable
The Sontag Trust
The William H. Donner Foundation
The Zelda Gives Back Fund & The Rogen Family
Vanguard Charitable 

With special thanks to:

Mr. Steve Mazzuca
Mr. Adam Scripps