Morris Animal Foundation is the oldest and largest nonprofit source of funding for science that improves the lives of animals. Established in 1948 by Dr. Mark Morris Sr., the Foundation has invested in over $136 million in more than 2,780 studies benefiting companion animals and wildlife.

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Based in Denver, Colorado

Our staff manages approximately 250 studies at any given time, including the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, the largest and most far-reaching study run to date in veterinary medicine. Each year, over $7 million of new research funding is committed through working practices that ensure only the most scientifically robust and impactful studies are supported.

We offer a progressive work environment.

Our people make a difference every day in the lives of animals around the world. Building on this impressive and solid history, the Foundation is entering a new era. We believe with the increasing recognition of the vital role animals play in the lives of humans, extraordinary growth of our mission is not only possible, but imperative.