Happy Fall, Farm Friends!
Wow, we at the Farm cannot believe Summer 2019 is already over - what a whirlwind! We accomplished so much and have some amazing updates to share with you. It’s time for the Summer 2019 edition of Farm Mail!
We’d like to kick this newsletter off by reminding everyone what we’re all about at Filomena Farms. Our mission is to allocate grants and fund projects for animal rescues, supporting organizations that lower euthanasia rates in animal shelters and help families keep their pets during times of hardship that would otherwise force pets into the shelters.
In short, we want to handle the burden of fundraising for these groups, so that they can concentrate on saving lives. It seems so often that the available major grants out there are repeatedly given to the biggest, most well-known, high profile rescue groups in the area.
The result? The "little guys" of our rescue community are left out, struggling to spread their already meager human resources even thinner in order to tackle their own fundraising. It is difficult to devote time and energy to fundraising efforts without the guarantee of success afforded by a national scale PR image, a financial team, a marketing team, and corporate sponsors. Somebody has to help the groups who are frequently just beyond the spotlight's reach...and we'd like to do just that.
If you’re a rescue group: help us help you save more lives by following our efforts and asking your supporters to do the same. If you’re an individual supporter: please continue following our work and consider routing any financial contributions through our organization so we can redirect them to rescue groups in need. We need help building our financial history so we can capture the attention of the big grant givers in 2020 and beyond. Help us put your donations to great work! Follow us at #filomenafarmssj
Filomena Farms is a unique non-profit organization that works to serve small- and medium-sized animal rescues with fundraising efforts in order to alleviate that responsibility for them. Donations allow us to serve those organizations in our community. As we are nearing the end of our fiscal year, we urge you to help us help animals in need. We have, thus far, met 77% of our fundraising goal. We hope you'll consider making a donation to Filomena Farms.
SUMMER ON THE FARM
Honey from the Hood
Are you local to San Jose and need some holiday gift ideas that give back to the community? We’ve got you! The Farm produced another five gallons of Honey from the Hood, on top of the two harvests we already had! Local honey makes a wonderful gift for any occasion and, at just a $10 donation. Click here:
DONATE $10 for Honey from the Hood
Two paws way up to everyone who participated in DOGA this summer! Thank you so very much to those who attended. We hope you found some much-needed zen and strengthened your humanimal bond! To our most gracious instructors: we are so grateful for your dedication to our mission and we thank you for sharing your time with us. Be on the lookout for more DOGA classes next season!
FILOMENA FARMS FOUNDATION GRANTS
The Filomena Farms Board of Directors is absolutely thrilled to announce our ability to provide three grants of our own for 2019! This is more than we dreamed of being able to do in our very first year of operation. We are PROUD to see our efforts culminate in funding opportunities for small and medium rescue organizations in our area. In addition to outsourcing large grants in the future, we hope to see our financial ability grow as well, resulting in greater amounts from us to you. This year, the Filomena Farms Foundation Grants we are offering are as follows:
To be eligible for one of the Filomena Farms Foundation Grants, your organization must meet the following criteria:
Filomena Farms respects your organization's privacy and takes protecting it seriously. The application and documents will never be shared with outside agencies and are kept confidential.
The application deadline is November 30th, 2019.
The Farm continues to provide safety and solace for those in need year round. Zadie is our latest resident rescue courtesy of One Planet Rescue. This senior gal already got an extreme makeover grooming session, which made a world of difference in both her looks and comfort. Her vet appointment confirmed the shelter’s report that Zadie is indeed blind due to advanced cataracts. Fortunately, love is also blind and Zadie is getting more than she ever dreamed of at the Farm! Follow our Facebook page to stay abreast of all things Zadie as we learn more about her personality.
ISO Board Members: We still need to fill a couple board positions: Marketing & Communications and Treasurer. If interested in either of these positions, please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org