Foundation Support

The Jacksonville Humane Society receives grant funding from national & local foundations. Without the support of these groups we could not save the lives of over 5,000 homeless pets each year.

Thank you to the following Foundations for supporting our animals:




The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) announced Sept. 19, 2015 that a $1 million grant was received from the Petco Foundation for The Campaign for a Compassionate Community. The campaign’s focus is constructing a new shelter facility for the animals at JHS.

“The Petco Foundation is proud to invest in the Jacksonville Humane Society’s leadership, and support them in maintaining Jacksonville’s status as a national leader in the no-kill movement,” said Susanne Kogut, Executive Director, Petco Foundation.

The Campaign for a Compassionate Community began in 2013, with the purpose of generating funds to construct a new Humane Care & Education Center on the campus on Beach Blvd. In 2007, a tragic fire burned JHS to the ground and the organization has been operating out of temporary structures ever since.

“We are extremely grateful that a national organization such as the Petco Foundation has selected us as a recipient of their generosity. This will aid us in building a premiere facility to serve Jacksonville’s animals and further inspire our community to think adoption first for decades to come,” said Denise Deisler, Executive Director, Jacksonville Humane Society.

This year JHS will find homes for more than 6,000 animals and will provide approximately 5,600 spay and neuter surgeries. Additionally, JHS offers a variety of services to the community including: providing services to pet owners in times of financial crisis, low cost veterinary care, and humane education to more than 5,000 children through programs such as Camp Paw Prints, school visits and the Pawsitive Reading Program.

In 2011 JHS took the first step toward recovery after the fire by constructing a first class community animal hospital. The hospital reflects the latest in animal care, and is an example of the high standards that JHS plans to achieve for the rest of the campus.

To make a gift to the Campaign for a Compassionate Community go to and choose Capital Campaign as the fund or contact Amy Pierce at or 904-493-4606.



Support from Animal Farm Foundation has allowed the Jacksonville Humane Society to benefit shelter dogs. Enrichment and socialization for shelter dogs are essential to the dog’s physical and mental well-being and will result sending more dogs home, faster.




Generous support from the ASPCA helps JHS keep pets in loving homes by supporting our Pet Safety Net and Promote A Pet program efforts. The ASPCA also provides financial support so JHS can attend training sessions across the nation.

Bernice Barbour Foundation

The Bernice Barbour Foundation generously aids our enrichment program, helping us to offer behavior assistance and enriching activities to our dogs.


Generous support from the Banfield Charitable Trust helps JHS keep pets in loving homes by supporting our Pet Safety Net program efforts.

JHS is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie’s Fund®, helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie.




Jessie Ball DuPont Foundation





PetSmart Charities generously sponsored our Fix 32216 spay/neuter program. Their continued support of our cat adoptions in the St. John’s Town Center and Southside stores help us find families for more cats every year. They also host the Super Adoption events which find hundreds of pets homes during weekends in the summer.