The Debra Joseph Diamond Memorial Grant Program

Help Pet Shelters invites shelters to apply for a Debra Joseph Diamond Memorial Grant.

Debra Joseph Diamond, Ph.D. was a Wall Street money manager, author, medium, and animal lover. After a high-profile career as a Wall Street Money Manager, Debra moved to a life of purpose and spiritualty after discovering she was a natural psychic/medium and medical intuitive.  She authored several books focusing on spirituality and has been featured in the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and other major publications. She also served as an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University. Debra provided remarkable insights for her clients who sought help in healing and personal growth.

Debra earned an MBA from The George Washington University, a Masters Certificate in Contemporary Art from Christie’s Education and a Ph.D. from the Esoteric Interfaith Theological Seminary. She was a graduate of the Holistic Studies Institute of New York, completed mediumship training at the Arthur Findlay College in the United Kingdom, and trained at the Carl Jung Institute in Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland.

Throughout her life, Debra always had a passion for animals, and it was her wish to have significant funds given to further the mission of improving the lives and welfare of animals.

With funding from The Charitable Fundraising Council, a 501(c)3, dedicated to directing donations away from inefficient organizations to highly efficient ones, Help Pet Shelters has created the Debra Joseph Diamond Grant to honor her memory and compassion towards animals.

How to Apply for a Diamond Grant

The Debra Joseph Diamond Grant program accepts applications on a rolling basis and makes a $10,000 grant on a quarterly basis. The program launched in April 2022.

The grant application is open to U.S. pet shelters with 501(c)(3) status in good standing. Applications will be reviewed for the quarter in which they are received. Only one application may be made per quarter, per shelter.

To apply, a shelter must submit a video discussing the background of the shelter, how the grant would help, and what the shelters think is the best advantage of giving to a local animal group over an organization with a national focus. The mission of Help Pet Shelters is to encourage support of local shelters and to promote the work they do. Note: By submitting a video as part of this application, the submitter gives permission for and its parent organization to use some of all of the footage.

Applications should be submitted to [email protected], or online here. Awardees will be notified by email.

Application Deadlines

Application Date Decision Date
Yearly, between Jan. - Mar. Early April
Yearly, between Apr. - Jun. Early July
Yearly, between Jul. - Sep. Early October
Yearly, between Oct. - Dec. Early January