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About Us

Our Impact

The Petfinder Foundation does great work with very low overhead, so your donation has the greatest impact for pets in need. 

Efficiency + Effectiveness

The Petfinder Foundation is the ONLY national organization that funds animal shelters and rescue groups exclusively. 

More than 91% of every dollar we spend goes toward programs that help homeless pets, earning us the highest possible ratings from independent charity watchdogs Charity Navigator and GuideStar. 

Give with confidence to the Petfinder Foundation, knowing that your donation will make a difference!

Only 9% of the charities we evaluate have received at least seven consecutive 4-star evaluations. … The Petfinder Foundation outperforms most other charities in America.” — Charity Navigator

Where Your Money Goes

Read our 990 forms and audited financial statements to see where your donations go.

our financials


grant funds

awarded in 2021


total grants

to shelters in 2021


homeless pets

helped in 2021

Your Impact in Action

Our Success Stories, written by the adoption groups that receive our grants, introduce you to the pets helped by your donations.

read success stories