Applying for financial assistance from CorgiAid is a simple process, but we regret that not all dogs or situations will meet our funding criteria. To ensure that we can use our funds for the most good, we have set guidelines for eligibility for grants, and procedures for applying, reviewing applications, making payments, and following up after the grant has been made. Here are these guidelines.
- Eligibility for Grants
- The Application Process
- Application Review Process
- Denial of Application
- Post-Grant Follow Up
- Use of Information for Publicity or Fund-raising
- CorgiAid ElderCare
CorgiAid has restrictions on what kind of dog, which rescuers, and which expenses are covered. This enables us to stay within available funds. The Eligibility Guidelines outline these restrictions. If you are an applicant, be certain to read these to see if you may be able to get a grant.
The Application Process
Our application for aid is available on-line. Please fill out the application, upload a picture, and submit it for review. If you cannot obtain jpg images of receipts, please fax them to: 208-693-8342. Please send any questions about the application or application process to the CorgiAid Grant Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications may come in under emergency circumstances, where the availability of funds could mean life or death for the rescued corgi or corgi mix. As a result, we do our best to expedite our decision in these situations.
CorgiAid may vote to waive or delay any of the above requirements in the case of a pressing emergency situation. In an emergency, funding might be granted without the receipt of a picture. However, no funds will be paid until the picture is received. Once received, should the picture show a dog who does not meet our guidelines, the approval for funding may be withdrawn.
Application Review Process
In many cases, the decision whether or not to pay for the needs of a rescue dog is clear. In other situations, our choices are more difficult. To make the decision making process as equitable as possible, all applications for funding are discussed by the Grant Committee. They make the decision for grants up to $1500. Grants over $1500 must also be approved by the CorgiAid board. There is a per-dog limit of $3000, except under extraordinary circumstances. The limit of $5000 for one dog will not be exceeded regardless of circumstances.
The Grant Committee may contact one or more veterinarians, or other carefully chosen experts, as necessary to assist us in making the funding decision.
CorgiAid may also require verification of the conformation or medical condition of the dog and/or review of veterinary charges through direct inspection by a member of the committee.
We cannot consider an application until a picture (either scanned or snail-mailed) of the dog is made available. This photo is primarily for documentation purposes, but CorgiAid may use it for promotional or fundraising activities.
Grant Acceptance: Payment
If the procedure/expense has not yet been incurred, and the application is being made because the rescuer/adopter can't afford it, CorgiAid will pay the veterinarian or the supplier of the service directly. If the rescuer/adopter has paid for the procedure, CorgiAid will reimburse the rescuer/adopter. Under no circumstances will CorgiAid pay "up front" for services to be rendered, except in the case of airline tickets or shipping costs that must be paid for in advance. CorgiAid can provide service providers with a letter taking responsibility for payment up to a specified amount, and asking to be billed directly for the necessary service.
If CorgiAid decides to supply the requested funds, a check will be signed by the Treasurer of CorgiAid and mailed to the applicant. Bills for the service or medical treatment must be provided to the Treasurer before the check is issued; the check will reimburse, in whole or in part, the expenses billed by the organization or veterinarian providing the service or medical procedure. In some cases an individual may be reimbursed for verified prior medical treatment expenditures (receipts required).
If the dog is not approved for funding from CorgiAid the applicant will be contacted by letter or electronic mail, providing an explanation for the denial and offering possible alternatives to the requesting party. A decision on funding is final. Please submit your best pictures (at least one that shows the dog in full profile) at the time of application, as that is our only way of "seeing" the dog.
The applicant will be responsible for supervising final decisions on medical treatment, follow-up, fostering, spaying or neutering, and adoption. Proof of neutering or spaying must be sent to CorgiAid when that procedure has been completed. At the discretion of the CorgiAid, complete funding may be delayed until receipt of proof of neutering or spaying by CorgiAid.
The applicant must agree to stay in periodic contact with CorgiAid while treatment is ongoing and for a period of at least one year following completion of treatment.
In addition, information on rehoming of the dog must be provided to CorgiAid, including the name and address of the adopting person(s). If it is specifically requested, CorgiAid will consider maintaining the anonymity of the adopting person(s) but will not be liable for any information about the adopting person(s) that may inadvertently be released.
Any necessary follow-up treatment information should be provided to CorgiAid for the duration of the life of the dog, and CorgiAid must be notified of the death of the dog and cause of death. The above information may be used to gather and maintain pertinent medical information about the Cardigan or Pembroke Welsh corgi breeds.
Funding and CorgiAid Fundraising Activities
Funding by CorgiAid is always made with the express agreement that the photograph of the dog, and the story of the dog and its history and adoption may be used by CorgiAid for the purpose of publicity and fund raising for CorgiAid.
CorgiCare is an extension of CorgiAid which helps corgis in rescue get permanent homes despite continuing health issues. There is no need to apply for CorgiCare apart from a normal grant application. Your normal grant application is sufficient for the grant committee to designate the dog as eligibile for CorgiCare for a specific condition, under the provisions of our CorgiCare policy.
CorgiCare was founded in April, 2003, and is only available to eligible dogs receiving grants after 4/01/2003, with the exception of our founding dog and mascot, Heidi Braveheart.
ElderCare is an extension of CorgiAid which helps senior corgis that received CorgiAid when they were 10 years or older. It was established to help them find permanent homes in light of the increased health care expenses sometimes seen with elderly dogs.
Your normal grant application is sufficient for the grant committee to designate the dog as eligibile for ElderCare under the provisions of our CorgiAid ElderCare policy.
ElderCare was founded in October, 2004, and is only available to eligible dogs receiving grants after 10/01/2004.