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To increase and facilitate the funding of 501(C) (3) organizations dedicated to the humane treatment and preservation of all animals and their respective habitats.
It is a "community foundation" that is specific to help all animals.
A community foundation acts very much like a mutual fund. It is made up of a collection of charitable funds that are established by various donors. These funds or "pools of money" serve the different wishes of the donors. The donor can make contributions for the general benefit of the "community" or they may designate their funds for specific purposes.
Many charitable organizations address one issue. However, the AACF is unique since we have chosen to define our community, not in geographic terms, but rather in terms of one common interest. We serve the entire "community" of animals. Donors through out the US and the world have the opportunity to improve the conditions of animals everywhere by gifting through AACF.
In addition, donations made to a community foundation typically have increased tax benefits over those established by a private foundation. The monies are then disbursed either through direction by the donor or by grant requests from non-profit, 501 (c)(3) animal organizations.