From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 2000:
Donation records for the years 1991-1998 disclosed to The Chronicle of Philanthropy by Republican presidential cand i d a t e George W. Bush show no gifts to either pro-hunting or pro-gun groups, with whom Bush is closely allied. Not itemized were gifts totaling $24,592. The only animaloriented charity among the 58 listed recipients was the Dallas Zoo, given $1,875 in 1992-1993. Medical charities got $20,950, of which $15,000 went to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in 1998. Southern Methodist University got the largest gift: $150,000 in 1998. Other Methodist institutions got at least $115,000. The Bush gifts totaled $468,151; $334,425 was given soon after Bush and partners sold the Texas Rangers baseball team in 1998.
U.S. nonprofit foundation grant funding for projects meant to benefit the “environment and animals” rose from circa 2% of all grants in 1989 to 6% in 1998, according to data from the Foundation Center, Giving USA, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy––but within that broad category, “animals and wildlife” in 1989 got 0.9%, while all other “environment” projects got 1.1%. “Animals and wildlife” in 1998 got 1% ($70 million); other environmental projects got 5% ($412 million).