Rescue Grant


In 2010 the ASCA Foundation received a donation of over $68,000 to the ASCA Foundation, with funds marked for rescue, from the estate of Susan Youngblood. Because of this, since 2014 ASCA has been able to provide grants to eligible rescue organizations. The funds will be given, in $500 increments, to 501(c)3 organizations that rescue primarily Australian Shepherds. Each organization can receive one grant per calendar year.

Rescue Grant Application

If your organization is interested in taking advantage of this opportunity from ASCA, please write to any time during the year with questions or to submit an application.

SELECTION: The ASCA Foundation Board of Directors will establish a committee consisting of at least three of its Directors to review all rescue grant applications. The Committee will have sixty days in which to make a recommendation on the grant to the Board.
DISTRIBUTION: Once a motion reflecting approval of the grant, mentioning the grantee’s name, organization, and the monetary amount is recorded within the Foundation minutes, the Business Office will remit the funds awarded.

Past grant recipients:
January 2015 – New Spirit for Aussie Rescue
April 2015 – Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline
November 2015 – Australian Shepherd Rescue in Michigan
November 2015 – Aussie Rescue of Minnesota
February 2016 – New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue
July 2017 – Central Aussie Rescue
August 2017 – New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue
September 2017 – Aussie Rescue SoCal
October 2017 – Western Australian Shepherd Rescue
December 2017 – Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline
April 2018 – Western Australian Shepherd Rescue
August 2018 – New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue
January 2019 – Aussie Rescue SoCal
February 2019 – Western Australian Shepherd Rescue
June 2019 – Central Aussie Rescue
February 2020 – Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline
August 2020 – Western Australian Shepherd Rescue
December 2020 – Aussie Rescue SoCal
June 2021 – Australian Shepherds Furever

Note: Grants were originally given in $5,000 increments. As the funds were diminished, the amount was lowered to $3,000 in 2018. Funds were again lowered to $1,000 in 2019, and finally to $500 in 2020.