Education Grant Opportunities

We look to the immense abilities, knowledge and enthusiasm of people and organizations to help us recruit more supporters and innovators in this new no-kill era of animal welfare.

We stand alongside fellow and future leaders to cultivate their potential and amplify their efforts.

Join us and take advantage of our current education grant opportunities. More information, including grant cycles and how to apply, can be found at the links below.

Maddie Talks:

Maddie Talks are meant to provide inspiration to animal welfare in the form of short, motivational "Ted-like Talk" videos that will equip our industry with information and knowledge to further lifesaving. We want to hear about your innovative ideas and practices for getting it done! Learn more.

Maddie's® Apprenticeship Program:

Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program is a new and exciting opportunity for shelters and rescue organizations to share ideas and strategies to improve lifesaving. Through a blended learning experience, either direct hands-on and/or online, organizations looking to improve their practices will benefit from the wisdom shared by well established innovative programs that have proven to save lives. Check out our Apprenticeship Opportunities.

Maddie's® Executive Leadership Fellowship:

Future shelter leaders receive one-on-one training through a year-long Deputy Executive Director field placement and leadership training program to increase the number of no-kill leaders working in the industry. Learn More.

Leadership Opportunities:

Leadership training opportunities, including internships, externships and scholarships, are currently in development for industry workers and college students to learn from organizations that are helping to further our field. Learn More.

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Grants:

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Internships and Externships are currently in development for college students and industry workers to get exposure to no-kill shelter practices. Internships will be 6 to 12 week-long experiences at partnering shelters. Externships will be 2 to 3 week-long experiences at partnering shelters. (Coming soon)

Maddie’s® Comprehensive Shelter Medicine Programs:

Maddie's Fund supports Colleges of Veterinary Medicine to develop shelter medicine programs that train veterinarians for work in animal shelters. Through curricula, hands-on shelter experience and shelter related research, shelter medicine programs introduce veterinary students to this emerging discipline of veterinary medicine and create a well-informed pool of shelter medicine specialists for the future. We are no longer accepting applications for this grant opportunity. See recipient list