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Medical Equipment Grants 

Maddie's® Medical Equipment Grant Guidelines

Maddie's Fund® offers grants to adoption guarantee shelters for the purchase of new medical equipment to benefit the animals in their care. Adoption guarantee shelters that are located in the U.S. and employ at least one full-time veterinarian (not an equivalency) who spends at least 50% of his/her time caring for the animals in their shelter are eligible to apply.

An adoption guarantee shelter saves all the healthy and treatable animals under their care, with euthanasia reserved only for unhealthy & untreatable animals. An adoption guarantee organization can be an animal shelter, rescue group, foster care organization, or sanctuary.

An animal organization does not have to say it's an adoption guarantee organization to qualify for this funding opportunity, but it does have to: (1) save all healthy and treatable animals under its care and make public its commitment to doing so; (2) clearly articulate to its community that it is saving all healthy and treatable animals under its care; (3) use the definitions of healthy and treatable as described in the Asilomar Accords; and (4) agree to publish, at least annually, in the organization's primary publications and on its website the organization's shelter statistics using the Maddie's Fund Animal Statistics Table.

Proposals should include the description and cost of the medical equipment to be purchased; the number of animals to be cared for as a result of the equipment; a general overview of the shelter's current medical program(s); proof of the organization's tax exempt status (i.e., a copy of the organization's IRS Determination Letter); evidence that the shelter meets the full-time veterinarian requirement; and annual shelter statistics from the most recent calendar year using the Animal Statistics Table. Grant size is determined by the impact the grant will have on saving the healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats in the community.  Applicants may only submit one Maddie's® Medical Equipment grant request every three years.

To qualify for a Maddie's® Medical Equipment grant, adoption guarantee shelters must agree to annually publish their shelter statistics using the Maddie's Fund Animal Statistics Table in primary publications and on their website.

Qualified applications will be submitted to the Maddie's Fund Board for their review and approval. All funding decisions are at the discretion of the Maddie's Fund Board.

Proposals should be sent to Maddie's Fund via e-mail ( or mail (Maddie's Fund, 6160 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 120, Pleasanton, CA 94588). If you have any questions, please contact Maddie's Fund at 925.310.5450 or

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