Ken Rietz and Ursula Landsrath

The Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties announced today $46,000 in grant awards to 20 nonprofit animal rescue organizations across Virginia and Loudoun County.

Ursula Landsrath founded the Animal Rescue Fund of Virginia as an independent organization in 2008, distributing more than $1 million to Virginia-based animal rescue organizations before shutting down grantmaking operations in 2017. Her husband and friends created the Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund within the Community Foundation at her passing in January 2019 to ensure her grantmaking legacy.

Dedicated to her love of animals, the Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund continues to provide needed funds to grassroots animal rescue organizations while benefitting from staffing and investment support unique within the Community Foundation.  Last year, the Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund granted $34,700 to animal welfare nonprofits.

“We are pleased to be able to continue to honor Ursula’s legacy by increasing the amount of funding available this year to organizations helping animals in need,” said Sandal Larose, member of the Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund Grants Committee.

The Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund selected 20 organizations to receive funding, after conducting a competitive grant process.  This year’s grant awards are as follows:

  • $2,000 grant to Animal Care Assistance Program as support for spay and neuter procedures and emergency veterinary care to low-income pet owners
  • $2,000 grant to Blue Ridge Wildlife Center as support for the purchase of oxygen concentrators for the Wildlife Veterinary Care Program
  • $2,000 grant to Community Cat Alliance as support for cat TNR program
  • $3,000 grant to DC Area Weimaraner Rescue to support spay and neuter procedures, heart worm treatment, and veterinary costs for rescued dogs
  • $1,000 grant to Dewey Animals, Inc. as support for the TNR of community cats in Prince William
  • $5,000 grant to Equine Rescue League as support for feed, hay, and supplements for rescued equines
  • $2,000 grant to Feline Foundation of Greater Washington as support for the spay, neuter, and adoption of cats
  • $2,000 grant to For the Cat’s Sake as support for emergency medical assistance to injured and sick community cats
  • $1,000 grant to Goochland Community Cats as support for medical care, including TNR, for feral cats in Goochland
  • $1,000 grant to Goochland Pet Lovers as support for veterinary care, spay and neuter procedures, and training
  • $3,000 grant to Green Dogs Unleashed as support for support for medical care and expenses for dogs in foster care
  • $4,000 grant to Humane Society of Loudoun County as support for dog and cat food to help Loudoun families in need
  • $1,000 grant to Humane Society of Warren County as support to open and operate low-cost spay and neuter clinic
  • $3,000 grant to Middleburg Humane Foundation as support for community TNR program
  • $2,000 grant to Operation Paws for Homes to support for heart worm treatment for dogs
  • $2,000 grant to People for Pets Foundation to support rescue and care of special needs cats
  • $2,000 grant to Pets Bring Joy as support for expenses to care for special needs cats
  • $3,000 grant to Promises Animal Rescue as support for the rescue of German Shepherds
  • $2,000 grant to RappCats as support for cat vaccination and spay and neuter procedures
  • $3,000 grant to Wildlife Veterinary Care to support as support for the purchase of medical supplies to treat sick and injured wildlife