Grants

The David Bohnett Foundation has contributed more than $100 million in grants to socially active organizations. When applying for a grant, please follow our stated grant guidelines as unsolicited grants that do not fall within those guidelines will not be accepted.

For more information about eligibility, please contact Paul Moore at paul@bohnett.com.

Show Program: Show Year:

Animal Language Research: all yearsTotal: $ 2,019,975

AIDS Project Los Angeles$750
Sep 12, 2012AIDS Walk Los Angeles / PAWS/LA Team $250
Sep 5, 2012AIDS Walk Los Angeles / PAWS/LA Team $500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - ASPCA$9,100
Mar 26, 2018ASPCA Bergh Ball $1,250
Jan 8, 201417th Annual ASPCA Bergh Ball $1,000
Oct 16, 2013Humane Awards $500
Oct 10, 2012Humane Awards $500
Mar 23, 2012Annual ASPCA Bergh Ball $300
Oct 14, 2011LA Event $300
Dec 22, 2010The Fourteenth Annual ASPCA Bergh Ball $500
Aug 12, 2010Humane Awards Luncheon $1,000
Dec 2, 2009Town & Country $1,750
Oct 2, 20092009 ASPCA Humane Awards Luncheon $2,000
Animal Grantmakers$1,900
Feb 22, 2018Membership 2018 $700
Apr 19, 2017Membership 2017 $700
Aug 31, 2006Membership $500
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc.- ARF$70,900
Jul 21, 2015Cocktail Party $350
Mar 16, 201529th Annual Garden Tour $1,500
May 22, 201428th Annual Garden Tour $1,500
May 22, 201428th Annual Garden Tour $1,500
Apr 15, 20144th Annual ARF Thrift Shop $250
Jan 13, 2014General Support $500
Jul 29, 2013Bow Wow & Meow Ball $1,000
Mar 11, 201327th Annual Garden Tour $1,500
Mar 13, 201226th Annual Garden Tour $1,500
Oct 12, 2011Stroll to the Sea $500
Mar 31, 201125th Annual ARF Garden Tour $1,500
Oct 8, 2010Stroll to the Sea $250
Jul 19, 2010The ARF Beach Ball $1,000
Mar 22, 201024th Annual ARF Garden Tour $500
Nov 20, 2009Enhancement of On-line Marketing & E-Philanthropy Capabilities $25,000
Jul 8, 2009The ARF Beach Ball $10,000
Mar 6, 200923rd Annual ARF Garden Tour $1,500
Oct 3, 2008Claws For Paws $500
Sep 16, 2008Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk $1,000
Jun 6, 2008Claws for Paws $10,000
Mar 31, 20082008 Garden Tour Committee $1,500
Jul 19, 2007Underwrite the cost of a laptop prize $1,000
Aug 2, 2006Chow Chow Bow Bow $3,000
Sep 30, 2005General $250
Aug 4, 2005Meow Meow Bow Wow Ball $2,000
Aug 6, 2004Ciao Ciao Bow Wow 2004 $1,800
Animal Welfare League of Arlington$180
Dec 31, 1991Historical Data $100
Dec 31, 1989Historical Data $50
Dec 31, 1985Historical Data $30
Beagle Freedom Project$3,000
Nov 28, 2017General Support $1,000
May 18, 20165th Annual Beagle Ball Gala $2,000
Big Cat Rescue Corp$1,000
May 10, 2010School Transportation Grant $1,000
Bill Foundation, The$31,865
May 12, 2015Saving Pets Challenge $272
Dec 22, 2011General Support $2,500
Aug 4, 2011General $3,500
Nov 30, 2006Give A Dog A Bone III $1,000
Jun 8, 2006Stock donation $8,743
Jun 8, 2006General $500
Dec 30, 2004Support of concert by Martin Chalifour $4,350
Apr 30, 2004Dog Rescue $10,000
Mar 20, 2003General $1,000
Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge$500
Dec 3, 2016General Support $500
BunnyLuv Rabbit Resource Center$1,000
Jan 29, 2008General Contribution $500
Oct 24, 2007General Support $500
Cat Assistance Referral & Education$49,278
Jan 24, 2008General Support $10,000
Jun 8, 2006Stock donation $8,178
Apr 29, 2005Develop Donor Base & Support On-Going Operations $10,000
Dec 30, 2004White Trash Trailer Bash $1,000
Oct 13, 2004Celestail Revel event on 10/24/04 $1,500
Jan 23, 2004General $10,000
Oct 31, 2003General $100
Apr 30, 2003General $1,500
Nov 27, 2001General $5,000
Aug 27, 2001To support work saving animals $1,000
May 4, 2001General $1,000
Cats In Need Of Human Care$500
Jul 15, 2008General Support $500
Center For Great Apes$155,000
Nov 15, 2013Chimpanzee Aerial Trail & Chute Project ($50,000 over 2 years)$50,000
Nov 15, 2011Orangutan Nighthouse & Outdoor Habitats $40,000
May 10, 2010Chimpanzee Nighthouse and Outdoor Habitats $40,000
May 15, 2008Orangutan Habitat $25,000
Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network$2,000
Oct 25, 2007General Support $1,000
Aug 6, 2003General $500
Mar 20, 2003General $500
Conservation International$2,000
Feb 21, 200610th Annual Dinner on 3/2/06 $2,000
Dumb Friends League$1,000
May 27, 2009General Support $500
May 2, 2008General Support $500
Environmental Investigation Agency$25,000
Jan 12, 2001Elephant, tiger and dolphin campaign. $25,000
Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center$500
Jul 8, 2014General Support $500
Freedom Service Dogs Inc$1,000
May 10, 2010Camp Service: Custom-training service dogs for people with disabilities $1,000
Friends of Washoe$330,000
May 15, 2015Communication Caregiver $25,000
May 15, 2013David Bohnett Chimpanzee Caregiver/Cognitive Enrichment Intern $25,000
Mar 22, 2011David Bohnett Chimpanzee Caregiver/Cognitive Enrichment Intern ($60,000 over 2 years)$60,000
Nov 20, 2009Chimpanzee Caregivers $25,000
May 17, 2007Chimpanzee Caregivers $50,000
Dec 2, 2005Chimpanzee Caregiver $35,000
Aug 20, 2004Chimpanzee Caregiving $25,000
Apr 25, 2003General $25,000
Jan 7, 2002General $35,000
May 12, 2000Chimpanzee Dialects, Conservation, and Care: A Unique form of Social Activism $25,000
Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue$910
Jun 28, 2016Summer Benefit $410
Jun 17, 2014Summer Benefit $500
Gorilla Foundation$25,000
Sep 16, 2005Fine Person Gorilla $25,000
Great Ape Trust of Iowa$25,000
Nov 10, 2006Vocal processes and numerical competence of great apes $25,000
Guide Dog Foundation For The Blind Inc$20,000
Nov 20, 2009Provision of guide dogs and service dogs $20,000
Guide Dogs of America / International Guiding Eyes Inc$20,000
Aug 29, 2003Guide Dog and Student Training $20,000
Humane Society of Odessa$500
Apr 17, 2012General Support $500
Jane Goodall Institute$1,000
Aug 6, 2009The 2009 Jane Goodall Institute Global Leadership Awards Celebration $1,000
Lab School Tide Turners$750
Mar 8, 2016Project Support $250
Feb 18, 2015Wilderness Protection $250
May 13, 2014Help Stop Elephant and Rhino Poaching $250
Lincoln Park Zoological Society$380,000
May 18, 2016Chimpanzees In Context $15,000
May 15, 2013Ape Cognition Program ($100,000 over 2 years)$100,000
Mar 22, 2011David Bohnett Cognitive Intern ($100,000 over 2 years)$100,000
May 15, 2008Ape Cognition Program Intern ($100,000 over 3 years)$100,000
May 17, 2007Ape Cognition and Chimpanzee Conference $25,000
Feb 22, 2007Chimp Mind Conference $15,000
May 17, 2006Lincoln Park Zoo's Ape Cognition Program $25,000
National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution$305,000
Nov 15, 2015Bohnett Foundation Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian National Zoo $80,000
Jun 13, 2011David Bohnett Cognitive Intern ($150,000 over 3 years)$150,000
May 10, 2010Orangutan Metacognition Research $25,000
May 17, 2007Great Ape Metacognition Research Project $25,000
Aug 20, 2004Cognitive Research (Language, Tools and Society) and Public Education: Orangutans $25,000
Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA$250
Jun 6, 2007Wiggle Waggle Walk $250
PAWS/LA$80,291
Jun 19, 201425th Anniversary $1,000
Oct 15, 2013PET ART $1,000
Jul 14, 2010Up Close and Personal $1,000
Jun 22, 200920th Anniversary Event $2,500
Oct 10, 2007Pet Art $200
Jul 17, 2007Pet Art $1,500
Oct 31, 2005General $300
Apr 29, 2005PACE Program $10,000
Oct 15, 2004Pet Art 6 $100
Mar 20, 2003General $10,000
Oct 27, 200210/27/02 Pet Art 4 Auction $90
Jul 26, 2001General operating support. ($40,000 over 2 years)$40,000
Oct 5, 2000Art Auction $500
May 12, 2000PAWS/LA Client Services Program $10,000
Nov 2, 1999General $100
Dec 31, 1998Historical Data $500
Dec 31, 1997Historical Data $300
Dec 31, 1995Historical Data $776
Dec 31, 1994Historical Data $50
Dec 31, 1993Historical Data $375
Pet Assistance Foundation$1,500
Jul 7, 2009Regular Life Membership $500
Nov 20, 2003Supporting Life Membership $1,000
Pet Orphans of Southern California$10,760
Jun 8, 2006Stock donation $8,110
Feb 2, 2005General $1,000
Nov 24, 2004General $500
Jun 30, 2004General $400
Mar 31, 2004General $250
Dec 30, 2003General $500
Pet Pride$835
Dec 4, 2001General $250
Nov 29, 2000General $250
Dec 21, 1999General $100
Dec 31, 1998Historical Data $100
Dec 31, 1997Historical Data $15
Dec 31, 1996Historical Data $25
Dec 31, 1995Historical Data $35
Dec 31, 1994Historical Data $10
Dec 31, 1993Historical Data $10
Dec 31, 1992Historical Data $10
Dec 31, 1991Historical Data $10
Dec 31, 1990Historical Data $10
Dec 31, 1989Historical Data $10
PetSave Foundation$8,690
Jun 8, 2006Stock donation $8,690
Puppies Behind Bars$12,500
Aug 6, 2008Dog Tags: Service Dogs for Those Who've Served Us $2,500
Oct 1, 200710th Anniversary $500
Jul 2, 2007General Support $2,500
Aug 18, 2006Service Dogs $5,000
Sep 1, 2004BowHaus $1,000
Nov 20, 2002General $1,000
Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc.$1,300
Jul 26, 2012Summer Cocktails & Auction $500
Jan 10, 2012Winter Match $800
Save the Chimps$11,000
Sep 27, 2013General Support $1,000
Nov 15, 2011STC ChimpCam $10,000
Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation$2,500
Jun 11, 2015Unconditional Love Benefit $1,000
Aug 4, 2011Unconditional Love Benefit $1,500
Southampton Village Dog Park$2,500
Dec 30, 2013Lola Prentice Memorial Park $2,500
spcaLA$226,250
Jan 8, 2014General Support $500
Aug 31, 2012General Contributon $500
May 15, 2008spcaLA Spay and Neuter Clinic $50,000
Dec 28, 2005In Memory of TJ $250
Sep 21, 2005Hurrican Katrina Relief Efforts $25,000
May 12, 2000Companion Animal Village & Education Center ($150,000 over 3 years)$150,000
St. Martin's Animal Foundation$500
Mar 31, 2009General Support $500
Tails of the City Animal Rescue$500
Aug 19, 2010Support for Bonita $500
The Humane Society of the United States - HSUS$2,000
Feb 24, 200317th Annual Genesis Awards $1,000
Mar 22, 2002Tickets to Genesis Awards $1,000
The Rescue Train$1,000
Oct 9, 2007Race For The Rescues $500
Sep 11, 2006Race For The Rescues $500
UCLA Animal Welfare Assoc. / Animal Law Society$11,717
Jul 7, 2005Animal Law Lecture Series $3,000
Nov 11, 2004In support of the UCLA Bohnett Animal Law Lecture Series $2,500
Mar 20, 2003General $2,500
Aug 22, 2001Support Animal Law Speaker's Series $3,717
University of Connecticut Foundation$25,000
Nov 15, 2007UConn Companion Animal Audiology and Bioacoustics Laboratory $25,000
Volunteers for Inter-Valley Animals$500
May 4, 2010General Support $500
WildAid$500
Sep 28, 2017General Support $500
Wildlife Alliance$115,000
Nov 20, 2009Rescuing and Caring for Wildlife in Cambodia $40,000
May 15, 2008Rescuing and Caring for Animals in Cambodia's Illegal Wildlife Trade $50,000
Nov 10, 2006Rescuing Endangered Cambodian Primates from the Illegal Wildlife Trade $25,000
Wildlife Waystation$250
Sep 24, 1999General $250
Zoo Atlanta$40,000
Nov 15, 2015Zoo Atlanta's Primate Cognitive Research Program $40,000