The Irving and Phyllis Millstein
Foundation for Animal Welfare

An Animal-Centered Philanthropy®

Older Woman and Her Dog

An Animal-Centered Philanthropy

The Irving and Phyllis Millstein Foundation for Animal Welfare® serves animal and human needs through grants provided to 501(c)(3) organizations. Support is given for Outreach, Animal Relocation, Animal Care, Shelter and Capital Support, Veterinary Aid, and Education and Training to help dog, cat, and horse populations.

The Foundation's mission is to protect, care for, and support vulnerable, at-risk animals, and to address animal-related human conditions, connections, and bonds. Irving and Phyllis valued the human and animal relationship, and the Foundation provides grants and programs that foster and preserve these relationships. Grantmaking procedures are consultative and problem-solving. For more information about the Foundation's mission and approach, please read Foundation Policy Statement.

Older Man with Dog
Two Women and a Horse


The Foundation’s goal is to extend and promote human/animal companionship and relationships through grants and sponsorships that address animal-centered social needs.  Millstein Veterinary Project® grants fund the efforts of public charities to overcome barriers to proper animal care by pet owners and animal caregivers, whether due to economic conditions or geographic access to care and are comprised of sponsorships addressing vaccination drives, wellness care,  and spay/neuter clinics. 

  For more information about the Foundation’s funding of grants and sponsored programs, please read  

Foundation Grantmaking Process.

Dog and Cat
Family and Their Horse
Disabled Man with Service Animal
Veterinarian and Cat


Grant Consideration by Invitation

The Irving and Phyllis Millstein Foundation for Animal Welfare® issues grants to animal welfare charities and charities that provide people with animal-based services. Applying for a grant is by invitation only. For general information, please use this form to contact the Foundation. When writing to us, please provide your organization's website if one is available. You may also call us. If leaving a voicemail, provide your name, phone number, and a brief message. The Foundation will reply within five business days. Thank you.

PHONE(516) 896-9008

CONTACT HOURSMonday - Friday 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  


Grantees that are located in New York City, Long Island, Illinois, Greater Philadelphia, and Vermont may provide services locally, regionally, multi-regionally, or nationally. Charities that the Foundation supports outside of those regions must provide services nationally or provide services that have a national effect. Please see An Animal-Centered Philanthropy and Outreach for our other priorities.


Michael D. Randell
President | Programs and Grants 

Jorie L. Gronek
Corporate Secretary

Richard E. Randell
Vice President and Treasurer | Investments

Philip H. Randell
Vice President | Public Affairs and Development


Richard Nadelman

Roberta Spring
Michael D. Randell, Chair
Richard E. Randell
Philip H. Randell

Jorie L. Gronek, Secretary