Give to IHAC

The Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) provides global educational opportunities, research and clinical training for individuals and communities interested in the interrelationships between people, animals, health and the environment. As a program within the University of Denver, IHAC is required to raise 100% of our funding. Your tax-deductible donations are always appreciated to help support our programming and to help make our events and classes accessible to all. Thank you!

DU at sunset

Make a donation in honor of your two- or four-legged loved ones!

Just let us know if the gift is in honor or memory of a human or non-human companion in the 'about you' section of the giving form. 

Ways to Give

Presenters at Animals on the Mind conference

Enhance our Student Impact

Help us build hands-on programming and refine curricula to train our students to the highest level of competency and ensure their ability to make important and sustainable positive impacts within their communities.

IHAC Pets for Life Research Team Members

Invest in our Research

Help make innovative, science-based discoveries that focus on the most effective methods of improving human, animal and environmental health and wellbeing by enhancing the human-animal bond.

AASW students with therapy dog, Samara

Boost our Scholarships

Help make high-quality education accessible by contributing to IHAC's scholarship fundScholarships create opportunities for IHAC to implement antiracist strategies to increase the diversity of our student population as we develop the next generation of human-animal-environment interactions professionals.

1000+ More than 1000 people participate in IHAC programs and events each year.

30+ Graduate students participate in institute research projects every year.

140 MSW students trained in human-animal-environment interactions annually.

You can also support IHAC by attending one of our events!

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