The Mission of the Australian Shepherd Club of America Foundation
The ASCA Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes, and for purposes of prevention of cruelty to animals. Such purposes include the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 50l(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
The Foundation’s purposes include, but are not limited to, granting educational scholarships and promoting the health and welfare of the Australian Shepherd dog.
Funding is tax-deductible and may be restricted to specific uses. The ASCA Foundation is under obligation to distribute these funds. Contributions of $250 or more require a written substantiation of the gift to be given to the contributor.
Funds are to be distributed on a true charitable basis in furtherance of the Club’s goals as outlined in the Club’s mission statement. The ASCA Foundation is not limited to distributing funds to a 501(c)(3) organization; it only needs to distribute the funds in furtherance of its charitable purposes as set forth in the Application for Exemption.
The Australian Shepherd Club of America Foundation is governed by the Australian Shepherd Club of America Board of Directors who serve as the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Organizations or individuals who wish to apply for an ASCA Foundation grant must apply by contacting the Business Office for an application. Upon receipt of the completed application and supporting materials, the Board of Directors will vote to approve or deny the grant request.
The ASCA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are extremely grateful for your tax-deductible donations to help us further our mission.
Please mail your check to:
6091 E State Hwy 21
Bryan, TX 77808
Thanks to a generous donation to the ASCA Foundation with funds marked for rescue, grants are now available from ASCA for eligible rescue organizations. The funds will be given, in $500.00 increments, to 501(c)3 organizations that rescue primarily Australian Shepherds. Each organization can receive one grant per calendar year. Please contact the Executive Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org), for more information.
Cee Hambo Scholarship
The Cee Hambo Educational Scholarship is a scholarship granted by The ASCA Foundation, ASCA’s tax-deductible charitable foundation. Its intent is to provide scholarship funds to individuals with a background in Australian Shepherds seeking to extend their education beyond high school (this applies to college or trade/craft school). The fund was originally established by Cee Hambo, after whom the Fund is named. The vision of this Fund is to develop assets so that individuals will be funded for the duration of their schooling. Please visit the Cee Hambo Scholarship page for more information.
Libby Long Memorial Obedience Award
The purpose of the Libby Long Obedience award is to celebrate the accomplishments of our next generation of obedience competitors and encourage junior handlers to participate in ASCA Obedience events. The award was established to honor the memory of long-time ASCA Obedience supporter Donna Long and her dog Libby, who both passed away in 2019. It rewards participation in ASCA Obedience with an annual year-end award of $500. Application for the award is open to all junior handlers, in good standing with ASCA, between the ages of 9 and 18, who have competed in ASCA Obedience events between June 1 and May 31 of the year in which the application is to be considered. Applicants must provide verification of enrollment in, or graduation from an accredited public, private, online or home school program. Please see ASCA’s Foundation Policy Book – Chapter 7 for more information.
Link to Application: Libby Long Memorial Obedience Award Application
Ernest Hartnagle Memorial Icon Award
The Ernest Hartnagle Memorial Icon Award is presented each year to honor individuals, clubs, or groups which have dedicated part of their lives to preserving the history of the breed, mentoring of others, and/or a sharing of the rich history that demonstrates the value of our wonderful breed. Multiple awards can be given each year.
Link to Application: Ernest Hartnagle Award Application
Purina will donate 10 percent of the value of the Weight Circle points you submit-half to ASCA and half to the Canine Health Foundation.
This means for every $100 in Weight Circle points you submit, Purina will donate $10. Your earned points are not touched. The donation is used to conduct health and wellness studies, education campaigns and rescue efforts for your chosen breed.
To join: Apply at PurinaProClub.com or 1-877-776-2582. Declare ASCA for the PCPP, save your weight circles from eligible Purina dog food and submit to Purina Pro Club. Learn more at Purina Pro Club web site.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.
Is there any cost to charitable organizations or to customers?
No. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
Here is how to get started
• Go to smile.amazon.com or use this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0496079
• Select “Change your Charity”
• Key in ASCA Foundation, then press “Select”
• You know you have been successful when you look at the upper left hand corner of the screen and see: ASCA Foundation