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Grateful Doggies Rescue FAMILY

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Rescues Unite! RSP

We welcome all of our fellow brothers and sisters in rescue to The Rescue Sunflower Project! With all of your help, this grass roots movement hopes to gain momentum on a national level and work towards the end of the problem as we unite as one! The website for the RSP is a work in progress and daily updates are being made but we felt the need to launch this project as soon as we could because we just can't miss another season for hope for change.  We encourage you to take a look at the site @ rescuesunflowerproject.org and see our goals for the year.


We know that it is impossible for any one person or rescue to achieve what is needed to end the unnecessary euthanizing of shelter dogs. The classic adage power is in numbers rings so true and we know that if we can unite as many dog lovers as possible and channel the amazing energy that we all possess than the goal is realistic. This project is for the dogs, a movement to memorialize those lives lost, make the public aware of the problems and grow as a nationwide family until our collective goal is reached. We invite you to join the movement by helping us spread the word and gain momentum and support on a national level so we all have the resources to move further, to grow until there is no longer a problem in the U.S.

As a small rescue organization ourselves we often find it difficult to apply for grants. We see it as an unfair cycle, to receive most grants for funding you need funding to hire a grant writer to successfully do so. This allows for the big rescues to get bigger while many of the small rescues miss the opportunities for growth. We aren’t discrediting the larger rescues whatsoever, we just want to ensure every honest rescue, regardless of size, has the same opportunity to take their efforts to the next level. We are a true grass roots organization that is comprised of hands on volunteers that know most dogs in our care nose to nose. We are often so overwhelmed with the everyday love, care and maintenance of the dogs in our rescue in addition to our regular lives that it’s hard to find the time to sit down and not only seek out the grants but to properly apply. Our goal here is to make it easy to apply and not base the distributions of funding on your writing skills but by what you do each day as a rescue to save lives and what your goals are in the future to do more.



The project is offering 3 grants for the first year.  100% of proceeds from the Rescue Sunflower Project will be divided equally into 3 grants.  Two of the three grants are for established 501c3 Organizations in the form of Heartworm Treatment and Spay and Neuter.  The third grant is The Rescue Growth Grant which is a kind of Rescue Incubator or Starter cell for those that do so much good but don't have the funding or knowledge to get to the next level.


Our Goals for the year is $250,000 for each of the 3 grants!


The requirements to qualify for  the Spay/Neuter Grant and the Heartworm Grant are simple and as follows:


-Spread the word about the RESCUE SUNFLOWER PROJECT by posting about the movement through social media (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter) minimum one time a day for 30 of 60 days between April 1st and June 1st 2018.  You can either share a post by the RSP or you can create your own post and add the link to the RSP @ rescuesunflowerproject.org  (this can be done before submitting application and proof can be shown via screen shots.  You can create scheduled posts for the project so it can all be done at once and let the scheduler do the work afterwards for you!) This is extremely important as this is the plan to gain the sponsorship to fulfill the grants and gain the national momentum we so desperately need to pull off the big movement!


-Have a registered 501c3 Rescue Organization in operation of 1 year or more


-Have receipts or paperwork that display the number of dogs you have altered in 2017 for Spay/Neuter Grant and/or the number of dogs you have heartworm treated in 2017 and receipts for heartworm preventatives you have purchased for the Heartworm Grant. (This is not required for submission until after June 1st)


-Have an organization that all the members have compassion for dogs, the intentions to work together with other rescues and the drive to grow until we reach our goal.


To qualify or to be nominated for the Rescue Growth Grant all you are required to do is:


-let us know what your organization or the one currently does to save lives, what you need to become better and what you need to save more lives.


-Spread the word about the RESCUE SUNFLOWER PROJECT by posting about the movement through social media (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter) minimum one time a day for 30 of 60 days between April 1st and June 1st 2018.  You can either share a post by the RSP or you can create your own post and add the link to the RSP @ rescuesunflowerproject.org  (this can be done before submitting application and proof can be shown via screen shots.  You can create scheduled posts for the project so it can all be done at once and let the scheduler do the work afterwards for you!) This is extremely important as this is the plan to gain the sponsorship to fulfill the grants and gain the national momentum we so desperately need to pull off the big movement!


To apply for any grant or nominate another rescue for the Rescue Growth Grant please complete one of the following contact form and we will forward you the appropriate application to be filled out and returned by no later than June 1st 2018. 


Thank you so much for joining the movement!
The appropriate application will be mailed to the email address you provided within 72 hours.
Your organization can start sharing the good news about the Rescue Sunflower Project NOW!
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