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.
We are a non-profit organization that allocates grants and project funding for animal rescues. We fundraise in order to grant funds to small and medium-sized rescues that are registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit; to support, via a local animal shelter, a program or programs that will help families keep their pet at home when there is a financial hardship and not surrender them to the shelter. We are dedicated in providing an open and transparent grant giving process that is fair and offers the best support to the animal.
Filomena Farms was founded in May 2018 and is a San Jose based 501(c)(3) organization inspired by Sami Monsur and her lovely dog, Filomena (fee-low-men-ah). She was acquired as a puppy and from a young age, showed a nurturing side towards other animals. At a year, Sami rescued a young Chihuahua, Petrociño, from the street and ultimately, Filomena claimed him as her own. Over her almost 14 years of life, Filomena (and Sami) fostered, dog sat, cared for and loved many cats and dogs. She was most gentle with kittens, which she adored, as well as the fospice pups.
Because of her, Sami became involved with many different animal rescues and saw how hard the volunteers worked to save so many animals. The dedication and the money they spent trying to saves lives made Sami think of different ways to help. That was how Filomena Farms began. She wanted to take on the fundraising for them so they could concentrate on saving the animals.
Filomena Farms will grow and be more than a fundraising organization but for now, this is where they are and they ask for your support in their mission. Think big! Think outside of your circle! Share their ideas and ask for donations! Join their team and grow with Filomena Farms! Filo’s spirit is always with Sami as this journey continues.
Our fundraising vision
Filomena Farms depends on the generosity of our donors, grants and fundraising events to provide funding for small and medium sized rescues in need.