Congratulations on your recent grant!
This is a resource to use in addition to the information found in your grant confirmation letter. Grant recognition at Maddie's Fund is about honoring Maddie, the little dog who inspired a movement. This can be done through your social media and with donor recognition about this grant on your website, donor wall, annual report, newsletter or other promotional materials or marketing communications, as appropriate.
- Suggested recognition language for specific areas
- Downloadable pdf of Maddie's Story that you can print out to frame and post in your welcome area or share with staff, volunteers or at events
- Recognition Logos for download in various formats
- Word document Press Release Template for your use
Press Releases and the About Maddie's Fund paragraph
Please use the Descriptor and About Maddie's Fund® paragraph in press releases about your grant. The descriptor should follow the first mention of Maddie's Fund and the About Maddie's Fund paragraph at the end of the release/announcement. Please note that the first use of Maddie's Fund should have a superscripted registration mark after the "d" in Fund.
Descriptor to be used at the first mention of Maddie's Fund® (for copy and paste):
Maddie's Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals.
About Maddie's Fund paragraph (for copy and paste):
Maddie's Fund® is a family foundation established in 1994 by Dave and Cheryl Duffield and is the fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog, Maddie. She provided them much joy from 1987 – 1997 and continues to inspire them today.
The Foundation has awarded over $255 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, pioneering shelter medicine education and establishing foster care as a standard across the U.S.
Maddie’s Fund proudly offers the industry a national voice, important funding opportunities for bold ideas, learning resources and access to collaborate and share innovative solutions. The Foundation 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. #ThanksToMaddie.
Please send your materials as requested in your grant confirmation letter for review and approval to both contacts below. Please call or email us anytime with questions.
Creative Services Manager
Director of Marketing & Communications