A household pet can bring joy to a family, and in some cases, they make a family.

Grant Recipient Media Kit

Congratulations on receiving a grant from the Bailey and Friends!

Now it's time to share the good news with your key audiences and stakeholders including your local media, your board members, employees, donors, and those you support.

On this page you will find some helpful information to help you communicate your grant news and how to acknowledge Bailey and Friends. We are happy to review anything that you put together if you have any questions.

Communication Tactics

Grant Announcement News Release

Communicating to local media can help you publicize your good work and how this grant will help you achieve your goals such as expanding, better serving your constituents, building something new, or launching a new program.

  • See this sample template that you can customize for your news.
  • Please notify us as to when you are sending it out.
  • Please send us a copy or link to your release for our files.
  • Please also send us any photos of your project.

Internal / External Publications
Be sure to share the news in your print and digital newsletters and annual reports.

Social Media Announcements
Please tag Bailey and Friends in your posts:

Press Events
If you are planning a press conference to announce a project that the Bailey and Friends has helped support:

  • Please contact Kaitlin McNamara for names from the Foundation to include on your invitation list.
  • You may also request that someone from the Foundation be a part of the program and speak.
  • Please include the Foundation in your news release, media advisories and on any on-site signage as appropriate.

If this is a major event, such as a groundbreaking or ribbon-cutting, we are happy to be involved in the planning process. Bailey and Friends representatives may also be available for media interviews. Please contact us in advance to arrange.

Crediting Bailey and Friends in Ongoing Communication
When you are referencing the project funded on your website and in ongoing communication such as project updates, please credit Bailey and Friends and provide a link to our website where appropriate.

Community Events
Please credit the Bailey and Friends at any public gatherings related to your grant in remarks and in signage.

This is a standard, general concise description of an organization that should be included at the end of every news release and can also be used on your website and other places where you need to quickly communicate who you are with the essential elements. It is important that this language be updated regularly to be current and accurate.

For your Bailey and Friends grant press announcement please include our boilerplate:

Bailey and Friends is dedicated to supporting animal welfare in Western New York and Southwest Florida with a focus on dogs and cats.  It works with shelters, rescue groups, veterinary clinics, and other lifesaving programs to promote wellness, ensure safety and keep pets and families together. It is a trust component of the Golisano Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the U.S. dedicated to making the world a better place for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Golisano Foundation was established in 1985 by Tom Golisano—entrepreneur, philanthropist, civic leader, and founder of Paychex, Inc. Learn more at

Bailey and Friends Logo Usage Guidelines
You are welcome to use the Bailey and Friend logo in your social posts, on your website and publications, event signage, and other communication. You can download the file below. Please adhere to these guidelines:

  • The Bailey and Friends logo cannot be altered in any way, including distortions, outlines, tilts, colorization, transparencies, or other special effects.
  • A clear space around the logo of at least 1.5X the size of the capital ‘G’ is required on all sides.

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