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San Francisco SPCA receives $100k grant from San Francisco Foundation
Grant comes as the SFF celebrates its 75th anniversary and SF SPCA celebrates its 155th anniversary
The San Francisco SPCA (SF SPCA) has been granted $100k from the San Francisco Foundation (SFF) to support its programs that keep families and their pets together by funding various SF SPCA programs that address animal welfare as a social justice issue.
"Pets are an integral part of our families and provide so many benefits, but the costs of their care can immensely affect Bay Area residents, especially Black and Latinx families, whom our systems have disproportionately excluded from wealth and opportunity," stated Jennifer Scarlett, DVM, San Francisco SPCA CEO, in an organizational release.1 "The San Francisco Foundation is an incredible organization dedicated to advancing racial equity and economic inclusion. Their investment and partnership will enable the SF SPCA to continue providing critically needed community programs."
"For 75 years, the San Francisco Foundation, together with our donors and partners, has worked to create a Bay Area where everyone thrives," added Fred Blackwell, San Francisco Foundation CEO. "We are proud to support the SF SPCA's efforts to ensure that all families, including BIPOC families, can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential."
According to the release,1 the grant will support the SF SPCA's mobile vaccine clinic, which treats over 4,500 animals annually; the city's first fixed-fee Community Veterinary Clinic in San Francisco's Excelsior District; and the Community Medicine Education Training Program, a workforce development program. What’s more, the funds w grant will allow financial assistance to San Francisco residents with low incomes.
"SF SPCA is a thoughtful community partner that has engaged with local community stakeholders, neighbors, and residents to uplift community voices. In trying to meet the diverse needs of the community, the SF SPCA is focused on providing resources to community members equitably," said Andrea Baker of En2action, a community partner of the SF SPCA's first Community Veterinary Clinic in San Francisco's Excelsior neighborhood which opened in 2022.
San Francisco SPCA receives $100k grant from the San Francisco Foundation to support keeping families and their pets together. News release. San Francisco SPCA. March 28, 2023. Accessed March 28, 2023. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/san-francisco-spca-receives-100k-grant-from-the-san-francisco-foundation-to-support-keeping-families-and-their-pets-together-301782529.html