Nonprofit announces 2023 Impact Report


Banfield Foundation provided millions to initiatives helping to remove barriers to care and mobilize teams



Banfield Foundation (the Foundation) shared its 2023 annual Impact Report that shows that $3.3 million in grants worked to organize veterinary care, arrange veterinary teams, and enable disaster relief. The report outlines how the Banfield Foundation supported its mission of making preventative care possible for pets that need it most.

According to an organizational release,1 the Foundation focused its 2023 efforts on deploying dollars, resources, and teams to give free preventive care, including spay and neuter surgeries, to communities across the United States ranging from inner cities to Native Nations. The Foundation was able to provide his care due to the donation of 6 mobile veterinary units to its nonprofit partners, Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelters, Lifeline Animal Project, Maui Humane Society, Michigan Humane Society, The Parker Project, and PAWS Chicago,2 which totaled to over $750,000 in support. These mobile units were part of Banfield Pet Hospital’s test and learn innovation strategy.

"In partnership with skilled veterinary teams and nonprofit partners, we increased the number of helping hands providing care in remote locations, working in tents, out of vans, in community centers or school gymnasiums—all with a focus on bringing more care to more pets in more places," said Kim Van Syoc, executive director, Banfield Foundation, in the release.1 "Our work is only possible because of the incredible teams of veterinary professionals that help deliver that care. We are so grateful for every volunteer, every partner, every dollar, and every donor that fuels this life-changing and life-saving work."

Along with the donation of the mobile clinics, the Foundation also created and co-hosted Mars Ambassador Program assignments that were focused on bringing veterinary care to vulnerable populations. The Foundation worked alongside the Maui Humane Society, Molokai Humane Society, and Arizona Humane Society where 14 ambassadors from Mars Veterinary Health and Mars Petcare helped care for over 1000 animals. Over 12 days, the ambassadors were spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and treated for illness and injury of these animals.1

In partnership with other nonprofit organizations, over 121,000 pets received preventative care such as wellness checks, flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives, vaccinations, and more at free or low-cost clinics. The Foundation also provided over $1.8 million in cash or in-kind donations to provide preventative care across 23 states, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

"Preventive care is at the heart of our mission. Finding innovative ways to break financial and geographical barriers to care allows us to serve as many vulnerable pets as possible," said Jam Stewart, president and chairman of the board for the Banfield Foundation and head of corporate affairs for Banfield Pet Hospital.1 "Banfield Foundation grants fund free and low-cost clinics that provide the necessary tools to help families care for their pets and keep them healthy— and when we can keep pets and families together, we all win."

The Foundation funded a winter readiness unchaining project with The Parker Project on the Navajo Nation in LeChee, Arizona, and provided grant funding for dog igloos, insulated cat enclosures, extended tie-outs, food, hay for insulation, and more to give more opportunities to access shelter and enrichment, strengthening the human-animal bond between these pets and their community.

Overall, for 2024, the Foundation provided 544 grants to partner organizations, institutions, or HOPE Funds to help over 1.4 million pets in the United States and Puerto Rico.1


  1. Banfield Foundation releases 2023 Impact Report celebrating $3.3 million to help remove barriers to care and mobilize veterinary teams. News release. Banfield Foundation. March 20, 2204. Accessed March 21, 2024.
  2. Banfield Foundation donates mobile veterinary units, bringing preventive care to rural communities, inner cities, and native nations. News release. June 15, 2023. Accessed March 21, 2024.,and%20people%20in%20underserved%20communities.
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