Lucille Drinkwater Allen Trust

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To provide for the care of neglected or homeless domestic animals and to alleviate the sickness, suffering, hunger and want of such animals, particularly dogs, and to allow them to live their given life span without ever being, under any circumstances, euthanized.

Application deadlines

July 31

Program areas

Environment, animals

Program limitations

Funds are to provide care for animals.

States served


Population served



Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Lucille Drinkwater Allen Trust provides grants for the care of neglected or homeless domestic animals, particularly dogs, and to alleviate the sickness, suffering, hunger and want of such animals.


Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.


No funds may be used in aid of any anti-vivisectionist society, except to care for any animals mutilated or suffering from a vivisection experience, i.e. surgical procedures performed for testing, experimentation, and scientific research.

Average giving

Average grant size: $2,000 to $3,000
Average number of grants per year: 5
Average total giving per year: $10,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by July 31 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in August or September.


Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by August or September for applications received by the deadline.

Required agreements and reports

Periodic progress reports and final reports may be required for funded projects.

About the Foundation

Mrs. Lucille Drinkwater Allen died a resident of Denver, Colorado in 1965. Mrs. Allen had a lifelong passion for animals and for their proper treatment and general well-being. Her greatest joy in life was received from the affection, devotion and loyalty of dogs. The Lucille Drinkwater Allen Trust was created by her Last Will and Testament for the care of neglected, homeless, injured or abused domestic animals, particularly dogs. The trust has a practice of primarily supporting organizations located in Colorado due to the donor’s ties to the area.