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The Crazy Pet Children’s Foundation

Background of Grant Offering

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The Crazy Pet Children’s Foundation’s Grant program was established in 2009 by Tony de Vos to provide Grants to existing Children’s Educational Foundations, Animal Foundations or 501 [c] (3) Non-Profit Organizations that have a program to teach children about pet care and offer hands-on experiences with animals that will provide character-building opportunities and incorporate the use of the Foundation’s “Characters Building Character” program through the use of the “Back Bones of Character” worksheets, artwork, stories, song, books or lesson plans.

The CPCF awards Grant money to programs that meet the above criteria to use for scholarships. The scholarships should be provided to children that cannot afford some or all of the costs of attending and can therefore be considered scholarship candidates or scholarship recipients. The fund is administered by the Crazy Pet Children’s Foundation; a non-profit corporation dedicated to use its well-known cartoon characters and its trademarked “Characters Building Character” program based on the “Back Bones of Character” to help develop strong character values in children through their caring for pets.

Research by the CPCF has found that having a pet or caring for an animal develops sympathy, empathy & caring; promotes contributing to society; encourages dependability; fosters fairness; creates respect for people and animals and assists children in developing confidence and having the courage to act on their beliefs. These are the “Back Bones” of the Crazy Pet program.

The Grant Application Process

A Foundation or Non-Profit Organization may apply for a Grant by completing the Crazy Pet Children’s Foundation Grant Application Form and submit it with the following:

  1. A presentation of the pet-child program they are actively offering children through their foundation, including a copy of the curriculum.

  2. The method they will use to determine how they will choose the under-privileged children who will receive the scholarship to their program.

  3. A copy of their 501 [C] (3) from the Federal Government and Signed W-9 Form

  4. Representations and Proof of Charitable Status

Selection of Grant Recipients

The Crazy Pet Children’s Foundation will accept Grant Applications, which will be posted on its website,, at any time during the year. Grants will be awarded based on their compliance with the mission of the Foundation and at the sole discretion of the Foundation board. Grants will be announced twice a year, May 1st and November 1st.

Funding Process

Upon Selection of an organization as recipient of a Grant from CPCF, the Grantee will be notified by mail or phone. The Grantee fills out the Grant Agreement Form and the Grant will be awarded to the organization.

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