St. Cloud, MN – Tri-County Humane Society is pleased to announce it has secured two matching grants that will help the nonprofit animal welfare organization take a big step toward building its new shelter.
The Harvey Paul Jurik estate has committed to providing a $100,000 matching grant toward the new shelter, while a donor who wishes to remain anonymous has pledged a $25,000 matching grant. Those generous commitments would more than double the impact of donors’ dollars, TCHS Executive Director Vicki Davis said.
The new shelter will cost about $3.5 million. TCHS has been in its existing building since 1989, and while the shelter has remained mostly the same, the need to help Central Minnesotans and their animals has grown exponentially. TCHS placed more than 3,000 animals in homes in 2018, and has an adoption rate of more than 95 percent, an astounding figure for an open-admissions shelter.
“These generous matching gifts will go a long way toward helping TCHS to build a shelter that is both economically responsible yet state of the art, while advancing our overall mission to serve animals and the community,” said Davis, who is the only certified animal welfare administrator in Minnesota.
TCHS officials hope to break ground on the new shelter in fall 2019. The shelter’s space will double in size while remaining on the same property on the East Side of St. Cloud
TCHS is a nonprofit 501 © 3 organization that believes in the human-animal bond and exists to support Central Minnesota by practicing and promoting quality adoption services and education programs. The shelter has been around for more than 40 years.
Are you interested in contributing to our matching grant? Contact us, mail your payment or make an online donation today!
Mail: Tri-County Humane Society, PO Box 701, St. Cloud, MN 56302