Quarterback wants to help LEAs with K-9 units

Reminder: Apply for this K9 grant by Aug. 15

If your LEA is in Pittsburgh, PA, or in the city/surrounding area of each regular season away game for the Steelers in the 2019 regular season, then your department is eligible for a special K-9 grant.

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation, founded by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, welcomes grant inquiries for support until August 15, 2019. The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation will disperse grants to police and fire department K-9 units throughout the U.S. The majority of the grants distributed will help K-9 units to purchase dogs and dog safety vests, but other types of K-9 related needs are considered.

Ben Roethlisberger Foundation (BRF) 2019 K9 Grant

Dogs, dog safety vests, and other K-9 needs for US police and fire K-9 units

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines and Application

Grant Deadline: Thurs., Aug. 15, 2019

K-9 units of police and fire departments in Pittsburgh, PA and in the city/surrounding area of each regular season 2019 Steelers away game are eligible

Ben Roethlisberger Foundation (BRF)

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation, founded by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, welcomes grant inquiries for support until August 15, 2019.

What this grant does for your agency

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation will disperse grants to police and fire department K-9 units throughout the U.S. This is the 13th grant cycle for The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation. The majority of the grants distributed will help K-9 units to purchase dogs and dog safety vests, but other types of K-9 related needs are considered.

Agencies awarded the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation (BRF) 2019 K9 Grant receive funds to support K-9 units in the Fire Service and at Law Enforcement Agencies.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

Eligible Communities And Estimated Announcement Date

  • Boston, MA (Thursday, September 5, 2019)
  • San Francisco, CA (Thursday, September 19, 2019)
  • Los Angeles, CA (Thursday, October 10, 2019)
  • Cleveland, OH (Wednesday, November 13, 2019)
  • Cincinnati, OH (Thursday, November 21, 2019)
  • Phoenix, AZ (Thursday, December 5, 2019)
  • New York City, NY (Thursday, December 19, 2019)
  • Baltimore, MD (Thursday, December 26, 2019)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (After Super Bowl 2020)

K-9 units of police and fire departments in Pittsburgh, PA and in the city/surrounding area of each regular season away game for the Steelers in the 2019 regular season are eligible.

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation can only distribute grants to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations.

Although police and fire departments are tax-exempt organizations, they do not typically hold 501(c)(3) designation and thus, must show support from a 501(c)(3) organization that is willing to accept funding on the department’s behalf.

Each application must come from a police or fire department with support from a charity or police foundation.

Charities outside the police and fire department are not eligible to apply on their own.

About the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation (BRF) at The Giving Back Fund (GBF) seeks to support police and fire departments throughout the U.S. with a particular emphasis on support for service dogs and to enhance the quality of life for residents of Pittsburgh, PA. Plans for the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation also include grantmaking to nonprofit organizations assisting children in need in cities where Ben has lived and played football. The Giving Back Fund is a national public charity that creates and professionally manages charitable foundations and other philanthropic programs for athletes, entertainers, business entrepreneurs, and corporations. More

Grant Deadline

All Applications much be postmarked by Thursday, August 15, 2019. Applications that are emailed or faxed will not be accepted.

Late or incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Applications will be evaluated on the following: thoroughness of presentation and inclusion of all requested materials; project readiness; demonstrated need; proof of sustainability through both external and internal support; and level of proposed impact.

Apply

Apply for the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation (BRF) 2019 K9 Grant (PDF)

Working Dog Foundation K-9 Grants for New Hampshire, Maine & Massachusetts


Working Dog Foundation

New Hampshire, Maine & Massachusetts Law Enforcement Agencies

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: This program accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

Grant Funding for K9 Programs

The Working Dog Foundation provides monetary grants to help fund K-9 programs in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.

What this grant does for your agency

The Working Dog Foundation, through appropriations granted by its Board of Directors on an annual basis, will provide cash funds for the implementation and enhancement of K-9 Units to certified law enforcement agencies in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts, to be administered by the Grant Committee. Allowed funding uses include:

  • Establishing a law enforcement K-9 team, i.e. a law enforcement officer (handler) and a suitable breed of working dog, which entails the purchase of the K-9 and required equipment to adequately place this team into service. K-9 teams may be trained for the following functions or a combination of these duties: general patrol work and narcotics detection. K-9 teams may also be established for explosive detection, but the dog must specialize in this field only.
  • Upgrading, enhancement of established K-9 teams in the areas of specialized training programs, equipment, or replacement of retired working dogs.

Agencies awarded the Working Dog Foundation K-9 Grants receive grant funding to begin and maintain K-9 programs for Law Enforcement Agencies in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

Eligible entities include only Law Enforcement Agencies in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.

About the Working Dog Foundation

In 1995 a small group of NH K-9 officers recognized the need for ongoing, consistent training. With that commitment in mind, along with the desire to help other departments that wanted to form and operate a canine unit while utilizing the most modern and effective training methods available, the Foundation was incorporated as a 501-C:3 non-profit organization to support and enhance New Hampshire Police K-9 Teams. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are accepted on an ongoing basis from eligible entities.

Apply

Apply for the Working Dog Foundation K-9 Grants (PDF download)