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Grant Requests funded in 2015 by the MVMF
The MVMF received a total of 18 grant requests to review at their April 8, 2015 meeting. After careful review and discussion by MVMF board members, 17 grant requests had a portion of or their entire request funded by the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation. In addition, the MVMF board decided to support the Minnesota turkey industry (Minnesota Turkey Growers Association) with a contribution to show that MVMF Cares about the devastating problem with avian flu they are experiencing in their industry. For a historical look at all the requests the MVMF has funded since its inception in 1990, see our MVMFCares.org website. Thank you for your support of the MVMF! Your support helped us reach the $1,000,000 mark of giving this past February as we handed out over $40,000 in scholarships to our veterinary students!
Name Amount Funded
MVMA/MVMF Student Representative Position $500
MVMA Continuing Education Committee $4,500
MN FFA Foundation $3,000
SCAVMA – 2016 SAVMA $5,000
SCAVMA – 2016 Dog Olympics $2,000
Student Initiative for Reservation Veterinary Services (SIRVS) $2,000
MN Veterinary Practice Manager Network $3,000
MVMA Surgery Suite $5,000
Minnesota 4-H $3,000
Leech Lake Legacy $3,000
STEM Bunnies $1,000
U of M Travel Grants $3,000
Little Canada Veterans War Dog Memorial $1,000
Miracle of Birth Center $12,500
Basic Animal Rescue Training $8,000
MN Turkey Growers Association $1,000
Total $65,025 in grant funding
A total of $113,525 in scholarships and grant requests were funded in 2015.
B.A.R.T. submitted a grant request describing the need for funding to help train first responders in MN. The MVMF granted B.A.R.T. $8,000 to help train MN first responders. B.A.R.T. is also moving into other states, such as Iowa, Oklahoma and Massachusetts to train more first responders on basic animal rescue. B.A.R.T has hired an executive director, Jack Perkins, who started in September 2014, he is shown in the photo (left) with Kelly Andrews accepting B.A.R.T’s 2015 grant. MVMF fundraising activities as well as individual living or legacy gifts are what allow the foundation to continue its support of veterinary student education and the many important grant programs and activities that are listed above. If you would like to receive more information about making a gift to the foundation please contact the MVMA office at 651-645-7533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.