Finances & Goals
Donations that make a measurable difference
It all began with a $125 donation at a CFA board meeting in 1968. Since then, Winn Feline Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in grants by the end of 2015 that have changed cats’ lives.
In 2002, The Ricky Fund was the first special fund created within Winn to investigate hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). As of February 2016, the Ricky Fund has awarded at least $200,000 toward HCM research.
In 2005, Susan Gingrich and her husband, Jim Shurskis, started The Bria Fund for Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). To date, the Bria Fund has awarded over $350,000 toward FIP research at universities around the world.
Our Endowment Fund was established in 1985, and through legacy gifts from cat lovers around the world, Winn's investments now exceed $2.4 million.
These funds are invested, and the investment income is used for:
- Funding research
- Winn Annual Feline Health Symposium
- Conference sponsorship
- Continuing education
- General operations
Winn Feline Foundation is exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Foundation may be deductible for Federal income, gift and estate tax purposes. Winn participates in the Combined Federal Campaign (#10321) and corporate matching gift programs.