United States
Australian Shepherd Association

United States
Australian Shepherd Association

United States Australian Shepherd Foundation

The purpose of the United States Australian Shepherd Foundation is to fund projects that further the welfare of the Australian Shepherd breed.

This Includes:
a. Support canine medical research
b. Promote education on the proper care, breeding and training of Australian Shepherds.
c. Foster and promote the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of displaced Australian Shepherds.
d. Provide college scholarships for approved Junior Handlers who exhibit Australian Shepherds.
e. Promote public knowledge of dogs in general.

Foundations Funds

General Fund:

The purpose of this fund is to direct financial donations to fund GRANTS for health research, related health and genetics projects, and to support the USASA Health and Genetics committee’s efforts by subsidizing Health clinics and testing for USASA members

Health and Genetics Fund:

The purpose of this fund is to collect financial donations for the exclusive use in funding grants for genetic research and related health projects.

Breed Education Fund:

In accordance with its mission, the United States Australian Shepherd Foundation’s Breed Education Fund funds projects that will promote education on the proper care, breeding and training of Australian Shepherds. Funded projects include but are not limited to the promotion, dissemination or development of educational materials; Judges education programs, Breeder education programs and National Specialty educational activities. The USASF’s goal is to provide an education fund sufficiently broad to encompass a variety of grant requests.

Rescue Fund:

Each year, Aussies are abandoned, left in shelters or turned in by owners directly to local rescue programs across the country.  These volunteer-driven groups often need financial support due to extraordinary expenses from Natural Disasters and Puppy Mill Closures. It is the purpose of the Rescue Fund to provide emergency assistance to recognized rescue organizations or individuals who may apply for a “Rescue Fund Grant”. Emergency Grants for Natural Disasters OR Puppy Mill Closures have a cap of $2000.00

Junior Showmanship Scholarship Program:

The primary goal of the program is to promote and encourage juniors to participate in the sport of American kennel Club purebred dog events with Australian Shepherds, as well as to become active in the United States Australian Shepherd Association, and to promote a continuing interest and plans for future involvement with the Australian Shepherd breed.

The Foundation was formed by USASA in 2005 as a charitable trust.  Although it functions independently as a 501(c)3 non-profit, the Foundation’s mission is to protect the health and future of the Australian Shepherd breed; through it’s FUNDS and it’s support of USASA programs.

For more information or to make a donation go to www.usasfoundation.org