FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 15, 2020
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Receives $4,200 “A Community Thrives” Grant From USA TODAY NETWORK and The Gannett Foundation
Feeding Pets of the Homeless will receive a local operating grant.
CARSON CITY, Nev. – Feeding Pets of the Homeless was announced as a grant recipient of A Community Thrives, a grantmaking and crowd-funding program from the USA TODAY NETWORK and a part of the Gannett Foundation, today. Feeding Pets of the Homeless will receive a $4,200 local operating grant.
A Community Thrives supports non-profit organizations with projects focused on community building and has helped to contribute more than $12 million since 2017. This year, A Community Thrives engaged participants in 45 states. Feeding Pets of the Homeless was named one of three winners in the whole state of Nevada.
Feeding Pets of the Homeless is the first and one of the few national nonprofits providing pet food and emergency veterinary care to pets that belong to homeless people. The A Community Thrives grant will support the organization’s operating costs to continue their emergency veterinary care, pet food donations, wellness clinics and crate programs.
“We are grateful for the Gannett Foundation’s local operating grant,” Genevieve Frederick, founder and president of Feeding Pets of the Homeless, said. “We are also extremely grateful for our community that supported us during the A Community Thrives fundraiser. We raised over $31,000.”
“We are proud of the work Feeding Pets of the Homeless has done to enhance Northern Nevada. At Gannett, we take pride in supporting the organizations that make a positive impact in their communities. Through A Community Thrives, we lend financial support to that purpose as well as rally the whole community to champion a good and meaningful cause,” said CEO and Chairman Mike Reed
About A Community Thrives
A Community Thrives is a grantmaking and crowd-funding program from the USA TODAY NETWORK and is part of the Gannett Foundation. A Community Thrives supports non-profit organizations with projects focused on community building and has helped to contribute more than $12 million since 2017.
About USA TODAY NETWORK
USA TODAY NETWORK, part of Gannett Co, Inc. (NYSE: GCI), is the largest local-to-national media organization in the country, powered by our award-winning newsrooms and marketing solutions business. With deep roots in local communities spanning the U.S. with more than 250 local media brands, plus USA TODAY, we engage more than 140 million people every month through a diverse portfolio of multi-platform content offerings and experiences. For more information, visit www.gannett.com.
About Feeding Pets of the Homeless
Feeding Pets of the Homeless believes in the healing power of companion pets and of the human-animal bond, which is very important in the lives of many homeless. They find solace, protection and companionship through their pets. They care for their pets on limited resources so they themselves have less. The task, nationwide, is to feed and provide basic emergency veterinary care to their pets and thus relieve the anguish and anxiety of the homeless who cannot provide for their pets. For more information, please visit www.petsofthehomeless.org.