Grant Awards

 

Spay and Neuter Syracuse (SANS) was awarded a $15,000 grant from The Gifford Foundation for the SANS Clinic Relocation Project. With this grant, SANS has improved the spay and neuter clinic facility and expand the clinic operations to better serve the community. The SANS Relocation Project included renovating a new clinic location, expanding current IT capabilities and adding new clinic equipment. While providing a better facility for the clinic, SANS also, for the first time, is able to offer spay and neuter services for large dogs, which provides the community with a much-needed service and increases the clinic's client base. The new clinic location allows for increased space for clinic operations, more parking, a convenient location for clients, and enhanced marketing opportunities.


In addition to expanding our clinic operations, SANS is working within the community to provide more effective outreach to our constituents. SANS is working towards a future where all cats and dogs in the Central New York area are able to find families that love them.


SANS thanks The Gifford Foundation for their support of our efforts to reduce animal overpopulation.
The Gifford Foundation was established in 1954 as a private foundation serving Syracuse and the surrounding Central New York community. The Foundation supports individuals and organizations through grants and initiatives that build on community assets and promote positive change in the community. For further information visit the website at www.giffordfoundation.org.

Spay and Neuter Syracuse (SANS) was also awarded a $24,400 grant from The Central New York Community Foundation for the SANS Clinic Relocation Project. With this grant, SANS was able to improve the spay and neuter clinic facility and expand the clinic operations to better serve the community. The SANS Relocation Project included renovating a new clinic location, expanding current IT capabilities and adding new clinic equipment. While providing a better facility for the clinic, SANS also, for the first time, is able to offer spay and neuter services for large dogs, which provides the community with a much-needed service. The new clinic location allows for increased space for clinic operations, more parking, a convenient location for clients, and enhanced marketing opportunities.


SANS thanks The CNY Community Foundation for their support of our efforts to reduce animal overpopulation.

 

 

ASPCA Grants

In 2011/2012, SANS Board Members provided free SANS spay/neuter services for individuals identified through low-income Healthy Pet Clinics. In 2012 ASPCA awarded a $5,000 grant to SANS for spaying or neutering 25 dogs and 25 cats for one dollar each.

In 2017, teaming with the Spanish League and Cuse Pit Crew, SANS provided spay and neuter surgeries for 190 animals at a cost of

$10, applying an ASPCA grant for $20,700.

In 2018, SANS provided spay and neuter services for 445 cats and 190 dogs using an ASPCA grant of $59,575 which was completed in three months.

Also in 2018 SANS was awarded an ASPCA grant for $93,700 for 1,000 spay and neuter surgeries for eligible low-income pet owners.

In 2019, SANS was able to provide spay and neuter surgeries for 1,039 pets thanks to an ASPCA  grant of $65,000.

In November of 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, SANS was awarded another grant of $65,000, which allowed us to perform an additional 1,062 spay and neuter services.

Staffworks Save A Life Campaign 

 

Spay and Neuter Syracuse Receives More Than $21,000 from 2018 Staffworks Save A Life Campaign

 

SYRACUSE, NY – Representatives from the Staffworks Charitable Fund and The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties presented Spay and Neuter Syracuse (SANS) with a check for more than $21,000 at a press conference on Wednesday, January 16, representing proceeds from the 2018 Save A Life Campaign, a matching gift program that doubled community donations in December.

 

Community members donated more than $11,500 in support of Spay and Neuter Syracuse, securing $10,000 in matching funds from the Staffworks Charitable Fund, a donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation. In total, the 2018 Save A Life Campaign generated more than $680,000 in support for the 18 participating animal welfare organizations.

 

“Spay and Neuter Syracuse is so grateful to the Save-A-Life Foundation for their generous support of our mission to reduce unwanted pets in Central New York,” said SANS President Michael Moynihan. “This money will enable us to provide our services to hundreds of low-income households, veterans, and rescue organizations, further reducing the large numbers of homeless dogs and cats.”

 

In its fifth year, community support for the campaign reached new heights in 2018, with donations topping the combined total of donations received in the past four Save A Life Campaigns.

 

“These record-breaking numbers demonstrate our community’s tremendous love for animals and their support of the organizations who care for animals in need,” said Alicia Dicks, president/CEO of The Community Foundation. “Through the generosity of our donors and the leadership offered through the Staffworks Charitable Fund, thousands of animals’ lives have been saved and thousands more will be protected.”

 

Reflecting on the campaign’s success, Staffworks Charitable Fund advisor Anita Vitullo stated, "The Staffworks Save A Life Campaign demonstrates what can be achieved when 18 animal care organizations in six counties join forces along with the support of more than 3,700 regional donors. Together they have achieved what was not possible before. The Community Foundation joins us in creating a humane environment for animals in our communities. The results of our mutual efforts can be seen in the eyes of the animals we save."

 

Since 2014, the Staffworks Save A Life Campaign has raised more than $1.25 million for animal welfare organizations across Central New York, with donors contributing more than $800,000 to secure matching funds from the Staffworks Charitable Fund.

 

The Staffworks Charitable Fund was established at The Community Foundation in 2006 by Vitullo, Staffworks founder and owner, out of her concern for animals and her belief in their right to life. The fund promotes humane communities by using company profits from branch office markets in central and southern New York to support organizations that provide care for at-risk animals. The Staffworks Charitable Fund has awarded more than $2.1 million in grants to community organizations in support of this mission.

The Staffworks Charitable Fund Update 2019/2020 grant awards;

In 2019, SANS received a grant of $27,000 from donations received during the Save a Life Campaign, which matched donations received through the clinic. 

2020, put SANS in the midst of the pandemic which made outside fundraising a nearly impossible task. SANS was more than appreciative and thankful when the Staffworks Save A Life grant was received which totaled $75,000. This enabled SANS to continue our mission of saving as many lives as possible through spay and neuter. 

The Petco Foundation

As one of the nation's largest funders of animal welfare causes, The Petco Foundation supports non-profit animal organizations that care for animals in need, fight pet cancer, and celebrate our Helping Hero therapy and working animals. They hold a responsibility to invest donor dollars in organizations that work to achieve their shared, lifesaving goals.  

In 2019, SANS was awarded a $4,000 grant which spayed and neutered 57 pets. The following year, 2020, SANS received a $1,500 grant that was used to spay/neuter 26 pets. These pets would not have received our services due to their owner's financial status.

Thank you Petco Foundation.

 Upstate Shredding/CNY Tuesdays

As a philanthropic endeavor of Adam Weitsman, owner of Upstate Shredding, and his daughter Clover, CNY Tuesdays works to bring the spirit of giving to every Tuesday in Central New York.

Every non-profit has a story. A story of giving, a story of receiving, a story of challenges and overcoming, a story of impact and making a difference.

CNY Tuesdays is a weekly campaign recognizing these stories. It is a vehicle to give a voice to the amazing non-profits making a difference in Central New York communities and for CNY citizens through a partnership with NBC3 News. In addition, Adam Weitsman, owner of Upstate Shredding, and his daughter Clover are empowering the featured organizations to transform their communities even further through weekly $2,000 grants. SANS was a recipient of this $2,000 grant in 2021.