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Submit an Inquiry

The Joanie Bernard Foundation supports groups, organizations and projects that advance its vision of life and love for every cat. Those committed to our mission are encouraged to submit a letter of inquiry. For funding consideration, please read through the minimum eligibility requirements below.

To be eligible for funding consideration, an organization must:

  • Have a sincere interest in serving feline welfare
  • Be a 501(c)(3) organization
  • Submit a current IRS Form 990
  • Have an annual revenue above $200,000 or total assets of $500,000 or more
  • Be located within 100 miles of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Have a physical location and agree to an on-site visit

    Organization Information

    Applicant organization:


    Mailing address:

    Executive director:


    Email address:



    Project director (if different):

    Phone number:

    Email address:

    Fax number:

    Title (if different):


    Tax status (Check One)



    Legal name per IRS determination:

    Tax ID#

    Date of IRS letter:

    Organization's Mission

    Brief statement of organization's objectives and/or activities:

    Annual operating budget:


    Summary of Request

    Date of inquiry:

    Project/program title:

    Total project/program budget:

    Amount requested:

    Describe use of funds requested: (i.e. staff costs, consultant fees, materials, etc.):

    Timeframe for amount requested:



    Project/Program Summary

    Summary of project/program (description suitable to be shared with Foundation staff, board and/or donors), 150 words or less:

    Identify who will be served by this project/program:

    Provide one or more measurable outcomes you expect to achieve. Be specific:

    Please list other support you are seeking from other foundations or government agencies, as well as any partnerships with other nonprofits on this project:


    Is there any other information the Foundation might need to better understand your request and/or the unique needs of the community that these funds will serve?