PEDIGREE FOUNDATION

Adopt. Volunteer. Donate.

aka The PEDIGREE Foundation   |   Franklin, TN   |  www.pedigreefoundation.org

Mission

PEDIGREE Foundation Mission: The Pedigree Foundation exists to support organizations that help dogs in need find their loving homes.
PEDIGREE Foundation Vision: Because there are millions of dogs in need, we see a day when all dogs are safe, secure, fed well, cared for, and loved.

Ruling year info

2007

President

Ms. Kimberly Spina

Executive Director

Ms. Deb Fair

Main address

2013 Ovation Pkwy,

Franklin, TN 37067 USA

Show more contact info

Formerly known as

The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive Foundation

EIN

26-1121498

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Private Grantmaking Foundations (T20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Working Together to Find the Solution
Every year in this country, more than 4 million dogs enter shelters.  Fewer than half of them will survive.  Millions more wander alone, abused, hurt, and hungry.  For too many of these wonderful animal companions, the end comes without ever knowing the love and dignity they deserve.
The PEDIGREE Foundation supports the people and organizations that work to ensure better outcomes for all dogs in need. 
Through our grant programs, we support organizations with big-impact ideas that might change the status quo.  They are part of the solution. We also support the important work of small shelters and rescues.  They are part of the solution, too.  For many of these shelters and rescues, feeding their animals and keeping them comfortable is a daily challenge.  But every day, they do whatever it takes to save one more dog.
It is our privilege to help them.  We invite you to join us.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Dogs Rule Grants

Dogs Rule Grants (formerly Innovation Grants), are a partnership with the Foundation and funds two years of programs at $50,000, these are provided to qualified organizations to support innovative programs aimed at increasing the numbers of dogs adopted.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Grants of $1,000 are made available to qualified shelters and rescues to assist with their operating expenses.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Grants of $5,000 - $10,000 support established programs that require additional funding to improve the rate of dog adoptions.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Council on Foundations - Member 2016

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of donations made by board members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Each Board member commitment requires at least $1,000 donation/raised to the PEDIGREE Foundation. In 2017 and 2018, there were 11 Board Members; 2016, 10 Board Members and in 2015, 7 Board Members

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Donors are either online, mail or employee donations.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteers include fundraising event support and Grant Review and Grant On-site Audit Process.

Number of organizations applying for grants

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of grant applications for all 3 of our grants -- Innovation/Dogs Rule, Program Development and Operations. In 2018, we shortened our Application window by 1 month, resulting in fewer applicants

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2017 grants include Disaster Relief Grants -- a first for us in 2017. Other grants awarded in 2017, 2016 and 2015 include Innovation, Program Development and Operation Grants.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number includes Innovation/Dogs Rule, Program Development and Operation Grants. 2017 number includes Disaster Relief Grants.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The ultimate goal of the PEDIGREE Foundation is to see every adoptable dog find a loving, forever home.

The PEDIGREE Foundation supports programs that address the problem of homeless dogs with innovation and creativity. We also require measureable outcomes for the programs we support and encourage the sharing of ideas and best practices throughout the rescue community.

Every rescue or shelter that is considered for a grant in excess of $1,000 is required to accept an unscheduled visit by a Foundation auditor, for the purpose of assuring that they maintain acceptable levels of care for their animals and that their ability to execute the funded projects is verified.

All of the individuals associated with the PEDIGREE Foundation have a background in animal welfare. Board members, volunteer review panelists and volunteer auditors are employees of MARS Petcare US. In addition to their passion for pets, they are business people who are cognizant of the current trends in animal welfare. They understand both the emotional and financial aspects of animal rescue.

The Foundation's Executive Director has a background in non-profit management and experience as a shelter volunteer, site auditor for a rescue organization, and care-giver to three rescue dogs. She also serves on the board of directors for American Humane.

The PEDIGREE Foundation is recognized as a funder of integrity with no agenda other than to help as many homeless dogs as possible. Because of the support we receive from the PEDIGREE brand, 100% of the funding we receive from the public goes directly into our grant programs for distribution to shelters and rescues. We continue to work to build a social community of individuals who share our passion for saving dogs and are willing to contribute to programs that help them. We encourage these people to adopt, volunteer, and donate at their local shelters before helping us.

The chief uncompleted goal of the PEDIGREE Foundation is to build an endowment that would generate $1,000,000 annually for grant distribution and eliminate any reliance on business funding.

Our work will not be done until no dog is euthanized for any reason other than untreatable disease or behavior disabilities.

Financials

PEDIGREE FOUNDATION
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

PEDIGREE FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 9/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Kimberly Spina

Mars Petcare US

Term: 2019 -

Lisa Campbell

Mars Petcare US

Craig Neely

Mars Petcare US

Kimberly Spina

Mars Petcare US

Fernando Silva

Mars Petcare US

Ellen Thompson

Mars Petcare US

Steve Cavezza

Mars Petcare US

Tracy Marumoto

Mars Petcare US

Isabel Johnson

Mars Petcare US

Dr. Tiffany Bierer

Mars Petcare US

Jam Stewart

Mars Petcare US

Dan Werly

External

Doug Cahill

External

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/10/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

No data

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

No data

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data