AKC Canine Health Foundation receives $1 million donation from American Kennel Club |


RALEIGH, North Carolina, December 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of all dogs and their owners, announces a new $1 million donation from the American Kennel Club (AKC) to support cutting-edge canine health research and outreach to dog owners and veterinary professionals through CHF in 2022.

CHF was founded by the AKC as an independent, affiliated, not-for-profit organization in 1995. Over the past 26 years, CHF has become the largest not-for-profit funder of health research focused only on dogs. With the support of donors and partners such as the AKC, CHF has invested over $63.5 million in over 1,089 research grants, educational grants, and canine health projects leading to over 899 peer-reviewed publications that add to the landscape of veterinary medicine and research. The AKC has been a valued partner during this time, collaborating with the AKC/AKCCHF/TF Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program and providing in-kind services to support CHF’s mission. The latest donation is intended to build on CHF’s recent success and support the Foundation’s 2022 plan for aggressive expansion and growth.

The AKC’s Board of Directors said its support of “outstanding CHF-funded research and public and veterinarian awareness of CHF will benefit all dogs and their owners.”

“CHF is grateful for the AKC’s continued confidence in our ability to carry out our mission to advance the health of all dogs,” said Dr. Darin Collins, CHF Chairman and CEO. “CHF is uniquely positioned to bring together dog owners, veterinary professionals and investigators, and our team looks forward to breaking new ground in the coming year and beyond. »

CHF currently operates a $11.9 million portfolio of 154 active canine health research and training grants worldwide. Under the new leadership of Managing Director Dr. Darin Collins and Scientific Director Dr. Jennifer MacLeay, the Foundation looks forward to helping all dogs live longer, healthier lives.

About CHF

Since 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has relied on the power of science to meet the health needs of all dogs. With over $63.5 million in funding to date, the Foundation awards grants for the highest quality canine health research and shares information about discoveries that help prevent, treat and cure canine disease. The Foundation meets and exceeds industry standards for fiscal responsibility, as evidenced by its highest four-star Charity Navigator rating and GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. Learn more at www.akcchf.org.

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