The American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club’s Charitable Trust was established in 2002 at the request of the Club’s Health Committee and the Board of Directors to protect and ensure the continuing health and welfare of the breed. It provides financial and other support for charitable, educational and research efforts for dogs and, in particular, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. 

The ACKCSC Charitable Trust has a 501 (c)(3) organization designation by the United States Internal Revenue Service. As such, all monetary donations are tax deductible to the extent that IRS allows. These donations are accepted to support veterinary research into diseases and health problems that are known to occur in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Some funds raisedby The Charitable Trust will be used for our breed specific survey and follow up research; others will be deposited in our Donor Advised Fund with the AKC Canine Health Foundation for professional supervision of designated research projects when approved by the ACKCSC Charitable Trust Board of Trustees. The AKC CHF is also a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to the health of purebred dogs. The AKC CHF will provide matching funds for the research at the time such approved research grants are funded.

The future of the health of our Cavaliers is in your hands.  The ACKCSC Charitable Trust and helping our breed lies with Cavalier owners like you and me. Whether you donate $1 or $1,000 or more if you are able; every dollar you donate will provide us the opportunity to help this breed that has given and continues to give so much to us.

(Please check with your tax adviser to help you understand the extent allowed by the IRS for tax deductible donations.)