“Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.” Milan Kundera

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How We Work...

To bring about the kind of change that we would like, we have high standards and expectations for our grantees. Organizations new to the Donald Slavik Family Foundation (DSFF) should first submit a letter or email of inquiry. The letter should briefly introduce your organization and the project in which you’d like our involvement. DSFF prefers not to provide funding for ongoing operating costs and would rather be involved with specific projects with measurable outcomes; therefore, the organization in question must be able to reasonably ensure it is able to continue operation after involvement of DSFF is discontinued. If we feel that your organization or project is a good fit, we will contact you with details and instructions for a grant proposal. It is also worth noting that this organization will not provide funds to lobby legislation or influence public elections whatsoever. All applicants must provide an IRS letter ruling of tax-exempt status and a non-profit organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Code (501(c)(3)). Additionally, when grants awarded cover less than the total costs of projects, management reserves the right to hold the funds until the remaining funding has been secured. Finally, the grant/project must not involve liability to the DSFF except to provide the amount of the grant. It is through these rules and expectations this foundation has continued to be successful, and we look forward to growing our partnerships to achieve a brighter future.