Doggies on the Catwalk Foundation (DOTC) is a 501c 3 that provides financial assistance to non-profit organizations whose mission is to enhance the lives of individuals living with disabilities and other special needs, and to those organizations who provide safety and loving homes to animals in need. In addition to supporting non-profit organizations, because Doggies on the Catwalk was created in the classroom, we are committed to providing educational assistance through the form of grants to arts education and fashion design programs.
OUR FOCUS AREA
DOTC concentrates its efforts and resources largely in, but not limited to, Metro Atlanta, Georgia and the surrounding counties. However, all 50 states are eligible.
What is DOTC?
The mission of the Doggies on the Catwalk Foundation is two-fold. DOTC is a 501c 3 that provides financial assistance to non-profit organizations whose mission is to enhance the lives of individuals living with disabilities and other special needs, and to those organizations who provide safety and loving homes to animals in need. In addition to supporting non-profit organizations, because Doggies on the Catwalk was created in the classroom, we are committed to providing educational assistance through the form of grants to arts education and fashion design programs.
We value the importance of being an advocate for those living with disabilities and special needs.
We value the power of the human-animal bond and support finding loving homes for pets in need and those in need of service animals.
We value the desire for students to be able to follow their dreams of obtaining a higher education.
To supply funding for 501c 3 organizations which provide assistance to those living with disabilities and pets in need.
To award grants to Fashion Design Schools and Arts Education programs through the DOTC SEAM Grant.
To partner with corporations, foundations and individuals who support and stand behind our mission and values.
To raise funds and awareness through annual events hosted through the Doggies on the Catwalk Foundation.
Who may apply for grants from the Foundation?
DOTC funds organizations largely in Metro Atlanta, Georgia, the surrounding counties and all 50 states that are classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
How do I request a grant?
Qualifying organizations must send a letter of intent (LOI). The process is outlined under the Grant Process paragraph.
Are there deadlines for applications?
Yes; our Board meets two times per year to review submissions.
Fall Dates: LOIs received no later than Nov 1. Grant notifications by Nov 22.
Spring Dates: LOIs received no later than March 6. Grant notifications by March 27.
If the date is a weekend or holiday, we will accept applications by 5pm the next business day.
EMAIL ALL LOI’S to:
email@example.com *SUBJECT: DOTC Grant
The Foundation supports organizations classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Individuals and for-profit organizations are not eligible for funding.
DOTC funds organizations in Metro Atlanta, the surrounding counties and all 50 states.
Organizations must provide proof of registration as a nonprofit.
The Foundation does not provide funding for events or individuals.
Do you accept unsolicited LOI’s?
We do accept LOI’s from any qualifying 501 c 3 organization. Writing an LOI does not guarantee funding – you must be selected for the proposal process.
What is a typical grant amount?
Currently, all grants are awarded for $1000.
Do you provide operating grants?
Yes. We understand the challenges of operating a working non-profit and offer grants for operating costs.
THE GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS
1. Letter of Intent (LOI)
ALL organizations wishing to apply for a grant must submit a LOI to the Foundation. The LOI is required each year, even if an organization has received funding in the past.
Your LOI must include the following information:
The mission of your organization.
The amount and purpose of the request.
Past recipients should include an update on how the latest funding was used.
If funding is for a project, include total cost of the project.
Your email address and phone number.
A copy of your organization’s 501(c)(3) certification letter from the IRS.
LOIs should not exceed two pages.
2. Grant Decision Process
After receipt of your LOI, if we determine a site visit is required, a Foundation representative will contact you to schedule a visit. Within one week after the Foundation’s Board meetings, letters are sent to all organizations notifying them of the Board’s decision.