About The Miccio Foundation

Named for Dr. Ursula Delworth's first cat, Miccio (pronounced mee chee o), the Miccio Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation created for benevolent and educational purposes. It supports projects that address the well-being of animals in the State of Iowa, with primary focus on companion animals but we will consider all requests.

Since 2001 we have awarded nearly $747,900 in grant monies. Funds can be used for, but are not limited to, such projects as humane education, start-up programs, medical care and equipment, spay/neuter programs, caging or adoption support. These projects should have an immediate, direct and measurable effect on improving animal welfare in the target community. Funding cycles occur twice annually, in May and November.

Points of Interest:

Miccio Grant Application criteria.

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Special Funding Opportunity: the Jean M. Walker Fund awards grants to improve the humane treatment of animals including direct action to end cruel and inhumane treatment of companion animals.

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Funding decisions are made by the Miccio Board of Directors.


The next deadline for grant applications:

May 1st 2017

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