Mission: Winn Feline Foundation enhances the relationship between cats and humans by fostering improvements in feline health through research and education.
Results: Over the years, the Winn Foundation has helped to advance veterinary knowledge in all areas of feline health. Since its inception, grants totaling in excess of $3 million have been awarded by the Foundation for scientific studies, encouraging veterinarians to focus attention on the needs of cats.
Target demographics: The Winn Feline Foundation has been instrumental in many of the advances in feline medicine and surgery in recent decades. Veterinarians benefit from the improved diagnostic methods and treatments for feline diseases that result from Winn-funded research.
Direct beneficiaries per year: The Winn Feline Foundation receives proposals from veterinary researchers around the world whoare interested in improving feline health. Out of 50 proposals for 2010, our team of expert veterinaryconsultants helped the Foundation select 16 projects for funding for a record-breaking total of$183,391. The Winn Foundation looks forward to seeing the results of these projects and to sharingthem with the veterinary community as well as with cat owners and pedigreed cat breeders.
Programs: Every summer Winn issues a call for proposals for feline health studies. These are due in December and are evaluated by our board and our outstanding veterinary consultants in February. Grants are awarded in February/March each year. Progress and final reports are published on our website and in our newsletter
I have been involved with the Winn Feline Foundation since the late 1980's. First as a seminar attendee, then as a volunteer and for around 20 years as either a board member or executive director. Winn focuses on improving feline health, maximizing the impact of donor contributions, and we strive to minimize operational costs. Winn has funded many significant feline health studies which have had a major impact on how veterinarian's treat or prevent various diseases. As an organization it has been steadily growing and will continue to make important contributions in the coming years. Winn has a group of dedicated professional volunteers from the veterinary community that help assess the quality and practicality of grant proposals,
Since October 2011 I have had the good fortune to work as the Chief Executive Officer of the Winn Feline Foundation. The Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1968 that supports studies to improve cat health. Since 1968, the Winn Feline Foundation has funded over $4 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions world-wide. This funding is made possible through the support of dedicated donors. Projects funded by Winn provide information that is used every day to treat cat diseases. Winn has a strong commitment to its mission and the Board of Directors and volunteers commit significant personal time and financial resources to operational activity and expenses. The goal is to bake sure that donor dollars fund research!