Animal Welfare


Animals enrich our lives. Some are the close companions we love and shelter while others perform services that support public safety and health. Lillian J. Adams knew the value of caring for these members of our community when she created the Fund for Animal Welfare at the Charlotte Community Foundation.

Through this dedicated fund, the Charlotte Community Foundation supports Canine Castaways, Inc., of Arcadia, an all-volunteer organization that fosters dogs until they can find forever homes. The Lillian J. Adams Fund also supports the Suncoast Humane Society, Inc., of Englewood, as well as training programs involving the use of dogs in law enforcement, rescue and life safety and support for the ongoing care of these special dogs after their active service has ended.

Start your fund for animals today.

Grants for Nonprofits

Nonprofits dedicated to animal health & welfare in the community are invited to apply for grants to support their programs and initiatives.





Organizations We’ve Supported

CCF Featured in Harbor Style August 2017

Click here to read the article: Charlotte Community Foundation Animal Care and Welfare Fund ...

Peace River K9 Search and Rescue Receives Grant for Animal Welfare

The Peace River K9 Search and Rescue has received a $3,399.30 grant from the Lillian J. Adams Fund for Animal Welfare. This year, Charlotte Community Foundation is thrilled to award this check to Peace River K9 Search and Rescue.  The funds will be used to attach GPS tracking devices to ...

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