The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces an additional $1 million gift 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 affiliate, non-profit organization in 1995. Through the past 26 years, CHF has grown to be the largest non-profit funder of health research focused solely on dogs. With support from donors and partners such as the AKC, CHF has invested more than $63.5 million in more than 1,089 research grants, educational grants and canine health projects leading to more than 899 peer-reviewed publications that add to the landscape of veterinary medicine and research. The latest gift is intended to build on CHF’s recent success and support the Foundation’s 2022 plan for aggressive expansion and growth.
The AKC Board of Directors stated, their support of the “outstanding research funded through CHF and elevating public and veterinary awareness of CHF will benefit all dogs and their owners.”
“CHF is grateful for the AKC’s ongoing trust in our ability to carry out our mission to advance the health of all dogs,” said Dr. Darin Collins, CHF Chief Executive Officer. “CHF is uniquely positioned to bring dog owners, veterinary professionals and investigators together and our team is eager to provide innovation in the coming year and beyond.”
CHF currently manages a $11.9 million portfolio of 154 active canine health research grants and educational grants around the world, under the new leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Darin Collins and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Jennifer MacLeay.