Maddie’s Fund® invests its resources in a commitment to keeping pets and people together, creating a safety net of care for animals in need and operating within a culture of inclusiveness and humility. We are working towards the day when the animal welfare field more accurately represents the diversity of our country.

We introduced a new grant opportunity to support the operations of U.S.-based Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-led government agencies or nonprofit animal welfare or veterinary medicine organizations. Our focus was on organizations who primarily deal with dogs and/or cats and/or their people.

This $1 million grant opportunity was intended to provide operating support to qualifying organizations. Grants ranged from $5,000 to $50,000 depending on community size, organization size and demographics and impact the organization has in their community.

Please help us congratulate the following grant recipients!


  • The Pretty Pittie Committee


  • Animal Rez-Q, Inc.
  • Arizona Animal Welfare League
  • Nagi Foundation
  • Old Souls Animal Rescue and Retirement Home
  • Rez-Solutions and Animal Shelter, Inc
  • Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe


  • 831pawdyguard Rescue
  • Animal Fix Clinic
  • Banana’s Little Rescue
  • Burbank Animal Shelter
  • Cats About Town Society
  • Compassion Without Borders
  • Delta Humane Society of San Joaquin County
  • Housing Equality & Advocacy Resource Team
  • Los Angeles Animal Services
  • Mini Cat Town
  • North Bay Animal Services
  • Paw-Play
  • The Life of Kai: Compassion Connections Inc.
  • The PAW Mission Inc.
  • Vets In Vans
  • Victor Valley Animal Protective League


  • Leadville Lake County Animal Shelter


  • No Animal Left Unfed Inc.


  • Big Bend TNR Cat Rescue
  • Celery City Cat Café
  • Community Health and Empowerment Network, Inc.
  • PetTrio Charity


  • Adventures With Autism
  • Braveheart Pets
  • Etowah Valley Humane Society
  • Fur Ever I Love Atlanta, Inc.
  • Georgia Heartland Humane Society
  • Liberty County Animal Services
  • Love For Animals, Inc.
  • Paw Project of Georgia
  • The Kitty n Pittie
  • The Maggie T Foundation
  • Trapking Humane Cat Solutions


  • Kauai Community Cat Project
  • Poi Dogs & Popoki


  • Grow With A Growl Farm and Animal Sanctuary Inc.
  • Humane Society of the Palouse
  • Meridian Canine Rescue


  • K9 Enrichment Initiative
  • The Catcade
  • Tree House Humane Society


  • Cause 4Paws Gary


  • Leavenworth County Humane Society, Inc.
  • T Russel Reitz Animal Shelter


  • Rescue Alliance


  • February Star Sanctuary
  • Petey and Furends
  • Senior Dog Sanctuary of Maryland
  • Wag Workshops Inc


  • Animals & Society Institute
  • Lend A Helping Paw Shih Tzu Rescue


  • Awesiinyag are Loved
  • Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
  • Sunka Bimaaji


  • For Pet’s Sake Rescue


  • Center for Animal Care & Enrichment of St. Louis
  • Saint Louis County Animal Care and Control


  • Arlee Rehabilitation Center

New Hampshire

  • Conway Area Humane Society
  • Salem Animal Rescue League

New Jersey

  • Plainfield Area Humane Society

New Mexico

  • ACTion Programs for Animals
  • Hanks Hostel
  • Project Street Vet

New York

  • Bronx Community Cats
  • Bully Baby Rescue
  • Cats Under the Stars Inc.
  • For Animals, Inc.
  • Healthy Pets Project of NYC
  • Meow Parlour Cats, Inc.
  • My Dog Is My Home
  • Sassee Cats

North Carolina

  • Animal Protection Society of Durham
  • Binx’s Home for Black Cats, Co.
  • Guilford County Animal Services
  • Vets to Vets United, Inc.

North Dakota

  • Souris Valley Animal Shelter


  • Animal Protection Network
  • Central Ohio’s Programs for Animal Welfare


  • Indraloka Animal Sanctuary
  • The Black Thornberry

Rhode Island

  • Raio de Luz Animal Rescue

South Dakota

  • Wamakanskan Wawokiye Oti-Helping Animal Center


  • Noah’s Ark Animal Homestay Inc.


  • Fort Bend County Animal Services
  • Hearts and Bones Rescue
  • Humane Society of Harlingen
  • League City Animal Shelter
  • Operation Kindness
  • Seniors’ Pet Assistance Network (SPAN)
  • Spay Neuter Network


  • Nuzzles & Co Pet Rescue and Adoption


  • Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets
  • Animal Welfare League of Arlington
  • Rockingham Harrisonburg SPCA
  • The Little Black Dog Rescue Group


  • Fur Ever Yours Dog Rescue
  • Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association
  • Seattle Animal Shelter