Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity, helps homeless pets by saving lives through adoptions, helping shelters prepare for and recover from disaster and working to make sure animal welfare organizations across the country are more sustainable. Its mission is to ensure no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a home. Since 2003 the foundation has provided more than $15 million in grants to animal welfare organizations and member shelters and rescue groups.

IFAW and Foundation began working together in 2006 in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Foundation generously provided funds for the IFAW/ Foundation Animal Rescue truck. The Animal Rescue truck has been an integral part in IFAW’s ability to effectively respond to disasters in the United States and rescue and care for affected animals.