Matching Gift Challenge

The Dorrance Family Foundation Matching Gift Challenge
Double Your Gift – Double Your Impact
Challenge Deadline: September 15, 2016

For every donation made by September 15, 2016 designated for the training campus, The Dorrance Family Foundation will match it dollar-for-dollar up to $250,000. This challenge grant gives supporters the opportunity to double the impact of their donations.

Estimated cost of the Soldier’s Best Friend Training Campus construction project is $750,000. Reaching the goal of The Dorrance Family Foundation Matching Gift Challenge provides the remaining funding needed for construction. Help build the first dedicated training campus for the veterans and dogs in the SBF service dog training program. Your gift will have a lasting impact on these brave heroes, both human and canine, now and for many years in the future.

Description of Project:
Construction of a 4640 sq. ft. training center. Most of the interior space will be flexible and open to accommodate veteran/dog team training sessions. Plans include a small office, reception area, storage, kennel/grooming space. The campus will include: training building, parking lot, open outdoor training space, small administrative office/meeting space.
Capital Project Funding Needs:
  • Construction of training center
  • Building a parking lot
  • Fencing
  • Landscaping
  • Lighting and Signage
  • Complete minor improvements to existing administrative office

Benefits of Training Center:TBldgCampus2

  • Serve more veterans per year
  • Rescue more Arizona homeless dogs
  • Increase training hours per week
  • More flexibility in training schedule
  • Offer extended hours for evening and weekend training
  • Provide temporary housing for rescued dogs while in transition
  • Option to partially pretrain dogs in certain circumstances
  • Provide onsite training classes for fosters
  • Create a new community resource
  • Expand volunteer engagement opportunities