Thank you for your interest in Maddie's Fund's grant opportunities! Please read through all of this information before applying for a grant.
To be considered for a grant from Maddie's Fund®, your organization must meet the following criteria.
- Be a U.S. based 501c3 or government animal welfare organization focused on dogs and/or cats. In addition, universities may apply for a Maddie's® Idea Lab Project or a Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Internship. At this time, we are unable to accept applications from U.S. Territories. Learn more
- Publicly share your annual animal statistics on your website (on the same page as your lifesaving percentage - see next bullet point). Learn more
- Publicly share on your website your lifesaving percentage and the formula for how it was calculated (on the same page as your annual animal statistics - see bullet point above). Learn more
- Be an active participant in Shelter Animals Count (if applicable). If your grant is approved, you will be required to join the Maddie's Fund Coalition. Learn more
- Be an active participant in the Million Cat Challenge (if applicable). Learn more
- If you have received funding from Maddie's Fund in the past, be current on all grant reporting requirements. Learn more
- Submit a completed application specific to the grant for which you are applying. Learn more
Please note, for the Maddie’s Apprenticeship Program Student Application, your organization must be a U.S. based 501c3 or government animal welfare organization and you must submit a completed application. The grant requirements about sharing your annual animal statistics and lifesaving percentage on your website, participating in Shelter Animals Count and Million Cat Challenge and being current on your grant reporting are all highly encouraged but not required.
Watch a quick video about our Grant Requirements.
Grant recipients will be asked to honor Maddie, the little dog who inspired a movement, through their social media and donor recognition about this grant on their website, donor wall, annual report, newsletter or other promotional materials or marketing communications, as appropriate.
Grant recipients must agree to provide a report on how their grant funds were spent and the results of implementing their program. Depending on the grant, this may be requested in the form of a narrative report, financial information or an emailed survey.
If you have questions about the application process, or your organization's eligibility, please contact our Grants Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925.310.5450.