Michelson Philanthropies creates transformative opportunities, makes positive impact investments, and fosters strategic partnerships supporting vulnerable or underserved communities.

WHAT WE DO

Fund forward-thinking medical research

Support animal welfare

Promote equity and access to education for all

Advance intellectual property education

OUR IMPACT

Make impact investments that spur innovation

Operate programs that fix broken systems

Make catalytic grants to high-reward opportunities

Drive progress through education and advocacy

Through compelling research and actionable tools, our goal is to build a stronger rental housing industry and a more pet-positive world.

SPARK A DIALOGUE

Our survey found that 92% of renters and 93% of rental housing operators agree pets are important members of the family. We will use this positive connection with animals to drive the conversation, working together to help rewrite decades-old policies and find homes that keep pets and people together.

SHARE DATA

83% of property managers say pet-friendly vacancies fill faster. There’s a clear financial advantage for rental housing operators – and it could lead to millions more pets finding good homes.

EDUCATE

Through relevant research, resources and tools, we want to help the rental housing industry explore pet-friendly opportunities, while also supporting pet owners in being a positive part of their community.

UPCOMING EVENT

CONNECTING CALIFORNIA: SOLVING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

Join the Michelson 20MM Foundation alongside California’s leading digital equity advocates and community champions for a special town hall conversation on ending digital discrimination.

RECENT News

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Pet Groomer Training Thrives with MIPP Program,100 Students Enrolled in 2022

Pet Groomer Training Thrives with MIPP Program,100 Students Enrolled in 2022

2022 was a year of many outstanding accomplishments for the Michelson Found Animals Foundation and its impact programs. The Michelson Institute for Pet Professions (MIPP) pet groomer training program is paving the way by providing much-needed pet care career training resources to underserved Los Angeles communities with a passion for working with animals.