The Fund made grants to four partner organizations in the second quarter of 2019 – promoting human health while also making the world a better place for animals of many species.
1 – The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a top partner of the Greg Fund — and beginning in June, this Fund has been sponsoring selected episodes of The Exam Room™ Podcast. PCRM publishes a new episode every Wednesday; our sponsored episodes to date have included Protecting Your Heart with Plants and Is Fish Really Healthy? Look for more throughout the summer!
2 – The Fund made its latest grant to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in the 2nd quarter, in support of PETA’s campaign to end racehorse cruelty. In the wake of recent attention to racehorse deaths at Santa Anita Park, PETA has played a central role in shaking up the racing industry across the U.S. and around the world–and particularly in swift passage of new California legislation and regulations to protect racehorses from the improper drugging and over-racing that has long been practiced. (Photo: Receiving “Super Adopter” recognition from PETA General Counsel Jeff Kerr, New York, June 9.)
3 – The Fund gave its latest grant in Q2 to support Animal Place’s Food for Thought wildlife and environmental program, continuing a partnership that started in 2016. Food for Thought in turn made grants for new vegan policies or pilot vegan events to the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (Vancouver, BC), Center for a Responsible Future (Singapore), Greater Farallones Association (San Francisco, CA), and Student Sustainability Coalition, Cal State University (Long Beach, CA). The Fund gave an additional grant to Animal Place to help build a chicken barn at their new Petaluma, California Rescue & Adoption Center. (Photo: Kelcie Leach, Animal Place Adoption Manager.)
4 – The Fund made a small grant to the Virginia Beach SPCA this quarter, to help with their dog play yard expansion. VB SPCA is one of several organizations that often partners with PETA on animal rescue cases–and my own dog Christopher (pictured here) was rescued through this partnership. VB SPCA was the 2017 recipient of PETA’s Gregory J. Reiter Animal Rescue Award.
In closing, a heartfelt thank-you to everyone who has contributed to this Fund in 2019 to date:
Individuals: Anthony Bellotti, Alka Chandna, Jeana Curro, Nancy Hughitt, Paul & Joni Jablansky, Steven Kehrli, Keith Kemplin, Adam Kobor, Deborah Kula, Ilona Lantos, Caryn Laurion, Syd Marcus, Jim North, Diana Ok, Debbie Pedro, and Jeanne Roush.
Institutions: Benevity Community Impact Fund and Yount Hyde & Barbour, P.C.