Grants at a Glance

We proudly support innovative, forward-thinking ideas that push the boundaries and look beyond the status quo in the name of lifesaving.

Research Grants

We encourage and enable research within the animal welfare industry that tests innovative ideas, projects and programs in order to break through barriers, boundaries and obstacles to save more pet lives.

Education Grants

We look to the immense abilities, knowledge, and enthusiasm of people and organizations to help us recruit more supporters and innovators in this new era of animal welfare.

Innovation Grants

Maddie's Fund® is offering up to $5,000 to implement a new program at your shelter or rescue organization that will advance lifesaving.

Grant Requirements

Thank you for your interest in Maddie's Fund's grant opportunities! Please read through all of this information before applying for a grant.

Grant Recognition

The following information for recognition once you have received a grant from Maddie's Fund®. This is a resource to use in addition to the information found in your grant confirmation letter.

Funding History

Maddie's Fund® has awarded animal welfare organizations and universities $237.6 million to save animal lives since our inception. Our grantmaking efforts focus on organizations that honor the foundation's core values of honesty, integrity and mutual respect.

Grants Portal

Ready to get started? Please review this information on how to apply for a grant through our Grants Portal.

Socially Maddie

#FeelGoodFriday: 12-year-old girl fosters 39 kittens in just over 1 year

January 25, 2019

After learning that many kittens do not fare well in a shelter, Keely Thomas asked her mom if they could foster. Her mom said no. But Thomas was not deterred. She had a plan. Using stuffed cats, she filmed educational videos about caring for kittens. After seeing how dedicated her daughter was, her mom decided…

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