‘Help Us Help Them’ Fund
'Help Us Help Them' is a charitable fund for the benefit of local animals. It was founded in 2000 by JoAnne Matz, LPGA golf professional, who is also the tournament director of the yearly Jupiter Island Club 'Help Us Help Them' Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament and Luncheon. Funds generated through the tournament go toward the welfare of animals. Since its inception, the event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars thanks to the very generous support of the event participants.
Many local charities have benefitted from this fund which grants to low or no cost spay/neuter programs; the Angel Fund of Animal Birth Control to help those in need who cannot afford medical care for their animals; no kill dog and cat shelters, and rescued horses in need of food and veterinary care. The Palm Beach Zoo has been a grant recipient, as well as the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast who received a “Help Us Help Them” fund grant enabling the purchase and maintenance of a state-of-the-art surgical van. Grants have also been given to the House of Hope, the Council on Aging of Martin County, and to the Treasure Coast Food Bank to help those in financial need provide food and medical care for their animals.
In 2015, we are continuing our support for Treasure Coast Hospice Pet Peace of Mind Program, which provides companion animal care for hospice patients. We are also continuing support for no-kill animal rescue organizations, including Nalas New Life Rescue in Martin County and Humane Society Pet Rescue FL in Okeechobee County.
This fund does not accept unsolicited grant proposals. The “Help Us Help Them” fund is part of and managed by the Pegasus Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.