The Athena Fund

The Mission of the Athena Fund

The mission of the Athena Fund is to assist with the cost of preventative veterinary care for senior citizens with pets and veterinary cancer care for any pet owner in need. This Fund is entirely donation-based—we rely on you, our community members, to fulfill this vital mission. We believe that pets play an essential role in our lives, and we don’t want the costs of veterinary care to be a barrier for pet parents in need. 

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To give to the Athena Fund, please visit Thank you for making a difference in the lives of pets and people in need!

Athena’s Story

In 2004, a veterinarian in Seattle diagnosed our cat Athena with squamous cell cancer in the mouth and gave her three months to live. We found Dr. Jeannette Kelly of Veterinary Cancer Care through a move to the area. After receiving treatments, she was fully cured and lived in health and vitality for the rest of her life. After her passing, we were able to fulfill our promise to Athena. Today, we carry on Athena’s memory through an emergency relief fund at the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

 – Kennedy and Gregg

Who Can Apply? 

Anyone in New Mexico is free to apply for assistance through the fund. Applications are reviewed by their veterinarian and the Santa Fe Community Foundation. Assistance is given on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

For more information, visit  or contact Diane Hamatoto, Grants Manager, at 

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