BISSELL PET FOUNDATION

Until every pet has a home.

Grand Rapids, MI   |  http://www.bissellpetfoundation.org/

Mission

BISSELL Pet Foundation exists to support animal welfare organizations and provide resources to underserved communities. This includes helping to reduce the number of animals in shelters and rescues through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, vaccinations, microchipping, and emergency support.

Ruling year info

2011

Founder

Cathy Bissell

Main address

2345 Walker Ave Nw

Grand Rapids, MI 49544 USA

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EIN

38-3853264

NTEE code info

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Each year in North America, millions of pets enter shelters and almost half of them are euthanized. BISSELL Pet Foundation aims to address the pet overpopulation problem by being a leader in providing support to shelter and rescue organizations across the country.

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?

BISSELL Pet Foundation

Funding for the BISSELL Pet Foundation is made possible through generous donations from BISSELL Homecare Inc., & from donors like you. Because BISSELL is dedicated to helping pets, the company absorbs administrative costs for BISSELL Pet Foundation enabling 100% of every donation to further the Foundation's mission. Program include:
- "Empty the Shelters," the largest funded adoption event in the country
- Spay/neuter grant funding for shelter pets & free community spay/neuter/vaccine clinics
- Transport to move adoptable pets from overcrowded shelters to areas where adopters are seeking pets
- Emergency grants to support shelters when disasters happen & prepare them for the unexpected
- Healing Heartworm program removes the barrier of cost of care for adoptable pets with the disease
- Microchips provided at no cost to shelter and community pets to reduce the number of pets entering shelters if they become lost
- "Feed the Shelters" to help shelter pets have full bellies.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Nearly 200,000 pets have been impacted by BISSELL Pet Foundation between November 2011 and September 2019.

Financials

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Operations

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

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BISSELL PET FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 06/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mark Bissell


Board co-chair

Cathy Bissell

Ryan McLean

William Brennan

Kevin Little

Board leadership practices

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  • 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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 6/27/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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