Benefits of Accreditation

Benefits of Accreditation

The Value of GFAS Accreditation is Great

Be Recognized as a True Sanctuary

Join over 215 other sanctuaries, rescues, rehabilitation, and transition centers in upholding standards of best practice in the animal welfare and protection industry.

GFAS Accredited and Verified facilities around the globe are committed to the safe, ethical, and professional standards which GFAS sets forth. When donors, law enforcement officials, government authorities, and the general public are searching for facilities, they know GFAS Accredited and Verified organizations are best.

The Value of Accreditation and Verification
  • Inclusion in the searchable GFAS Find a Sanctuary Database to enable donors, supporters and the community to provide support
  • Access to funding opportunities from Grantmakers who require or prefer sanctuaries who are GFAS certified
  • A log-in to the Sanctuary Resources Portal on the GFAS website to access important information, opportunities, and links.
  • Monthly GFAS e-newsletters and sanctuary features on GFAS social media
  • Free job and volunteer ads on the GFAS website
  • Invites to monthly Roundtable webinars to exchange expertise and connect with other GFAS certifiedsanctuaries and rescues
  • Direct access to pro bono legal services for your sanctuary-related needs through an exclusive GFAScollaboration with Animal Defense Partnership
  • Exclusive health insurance and related coverage options for you, your family, and your personnel through aGFAS partnership with the LIG Association Health Program
  • Eligibility for annual GFAS Carole Noon and Outstanding Sanctuary Awards
  • Enhanced opportunities from GFAS partners, such as discounts on educational offerings
  • One To Save Many, a charitable organization benefitting farmed animal sanctuaries, offers preferential consideration for funding and in-kind support to GFAS-Certified organizations. Benefits offered include:
    • Financial support on a rotating basis
    • Social Media Exposure
    • Donation of items for fundraisers: Water Bottles, T-Shirts, etc...
    • Pro-Bono Laser Engraving Services (Auction items for big events such as cutting boards, wine glasses, yeti mugs, etc).


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