The Alexander McCausland Charitable Trust

Start your application Apply Online
Assistive technology users: Request an alternative application

Mission

To support charitable organizations which deal with the humane treatment and care of animals in Roanoke, Virginia or within a 30 mile radius.

Application deadlines

September 30

Program areas

Animals

Program limitations

Limited to programs supporting the care, protection, and prevention of cruelty to animals.

States served

Virginia

Geographic limitations

Roanoke, Virginia or within a 30 mile radius

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Alexander McCausland Charitable Trust provides grants to organizations that support the care, protection, and prevention of cruelty to animals.

Requirements

  • Organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.
  • Organizations must be located in Roanoke, Virginia or within a 30 mile radius.

Limitations

The Trust does not support organizations that engage in euthanasia.

Grantmaking priorities

  • Humane treatment and care of animals
  • Prevention of cruelty to animals
  • Health, protection, feeding, and appropriate shelter of animals

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $50,000
Average number of grants per year: 20
Average total giving per year: $650,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round and grants are awarded annually. Applications must be submitted by September 30 to be reviewed at the October grant meeting.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by November 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

The Alexander McCausland Charitable Trust was created by Mr. Alexander McCausland. A significant portion of Mr. McCausland’s philanthropy was directed towards benefiting animals. His desire was to support charitable organizations that care for, protect, and prevent the cruelty to animals within his hometown of Roanoke, Virginia or within a 30 mile radius.