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roundCorner's foundationConnect Helps Maddie's Fund Eliminate Paper-Based Processes

October 31, 2018
roundCorner, a company offering CRM, fundraising and grants management software and services for nonprofits and foundations, today shares that Maddie's Fund® has transformed its grants processes with roundCorner's foundationConnect. Read More

National Animal Welfare Leaders and Funders Issue Position Statement on the Importance of Sharing Key Data

October 4, 2018
Eight of the nation's largest and most influential animal welfare organizations and foundations recently convened to create a position statement on the importance of transparency and sharing key data as defined by Shelter Animals Count. Read More

Maddie's Fund Supports Charleston Animal Society's Lifesaving Mission

December 12, 2016
Maddie's Fund®, a national family foundation, has awarded Charleston Animal Society with grants totaling $127,500 for the outstanding work the organization is doing to save animal lives. Read More

Shelter Pet Project Campaign Wins at Cannes

July 1, 2016
Shelter Pet Project's "Start a Story. Adopt" campaign won a Silver Lion in the "Cyber" category at Cannes Lions 2016. Read More

Maddie's Fund Incentivizes Better Data From Animal Shelters

May 6, 2016
Philip Rojc writes about Maddie's Fund® for Read More

Shelter Pet Project - Home & Family

February 2, 2016
Shelly Thompson, Grants Manager at Maddie's Fund, talks about the benefits of adopting a pet from an animal shelter on the Hallmark program, Home & Family. Read More

KPIX Pet of the Week: Emma with Terri Duncan

August 29, 2015
KPIX welcomed Terri Duncan from Maddie's Fund and Emma, a gorgeous torbi cat who is looking for a great home, to their studios. Read More

Million Cat Challenge marks 250,000 cats saved

July 23, 2015
When the Million Cat Challenge launched in 2014, it was with the audacious goal of helping animal shelters save the lives of 1 million cats. As of Wednesday, lifesaving at participating shelters will have crossed the quarter-million mark, prompting the Challenge to announce an online cat lovers’ celebration. Read More

KPIX Pet of the Week: Rex with Brittany Ransonet

July 13, 2015
KPIX welcomed Brittany Ransonet from Maddie's Fund and Rex, a chihuahua/terrier mix who is looking for a great home, to their studios. Read More

KPIX Pet of the Week: Tango with Rich Avanzino

May 23, 2015
Maddie's Fund president Rich Avanzino brought Tango, a chihuahua who needs a good home, to the KPIX studios. Read More

Rich Avanzino on KTVU's Bay Area People

May 23, 2015
Rich Avanzino, President of Maddie's Fund, talks about Maddie's Pet Adoption Days 2015. Read More

KPIX Pet of the Week: Anderson Cooper

May 11, 2015
KPIX reporter Mark Kelly welcomed Anderson Cooper (the Chihuahua) and his foster, Jacq Burke-Butler, to the studios in hopes to find him an adopter. Read More

Rich Avanzino: A life with & for pets

May 3, 2015
RICH AVANZINO is widely considered to be the godfather of the no-kill movement. And it certainly seemed, even early in his life, that he would do something that involved caring for animals. Read More

KPIX Pet of the Week: Roo

April 11, 2015
KPIX reporter Mark Kelly welcomed Brittany Ransonet and spunky, senior Toy Poodle, Roo, to the studios in hopes to find her an adopter. Read More

A Nod to the Innovator of our Era, the Father of the No-Kill Movement Retires

April 8, 2015
Like Henry Ford and Steve Jobs, Rich Avanzino didn't invent his field of endeavor, but through innovation he took it to a completely new level. Read More

Eye On Pets: Maggie and Mae, Small Dogs Looking For A Home

February 21, 2015
Anne Makovec welcomed Brittany Ransonet to the KPIX studios. Brittany brought two cute dogs named Maggie and Mae from Maddie's Fund. Read More

Eye On Pets: Squid, Terrier, Needs A Home

January 31, 2015
Brittany Ransonet, from Maddie's Fund, brought Squid, a cute terrier, to meet Anne Makovec at KPIX studios. Read More

Eye On Pets: Tootsie, Miniature Pincher Mix, Needs A Home

January 17, 2015
Eye On Pets: Tootsie, Miniature Pincher Mix, Needs A Home Brittany Ransonet, from Maddie's Fund, brought Tootsie, a cuddly, 7-year-old miniature Pincher mix to meet Anne Makovec at KPIX studios. Read More

'No Kill' Shelter Advocate Rich Avanzino Appears on the In Black & Weitz Show with Peter Weitz on VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network

April 22, 2014
VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network announces nationally recognized animal advocate Rich Avanzino joined Peter Weitz, host of the In Black & Weitz radio program on Voice America Business Channel on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Read More

Military Working Dogs Honored with National Monument

October 30, 2013
To celebrate military dogs and their service to our country, Maddie's Fund gave over $1 million to help finance the design and construction of America's first national monument to honor military working dogs. Additionally, Maddie's Fund financed the Not Forgotten Fountain - a fully functional bronze water fountain. The dedication marks the first time in U.S. history that an animal has been elevated to national monument status by congressional law. Read More

Dave Duffield: Executive of the Year

December 28, 2012
Maddie's Fund founder Dave Duffield was honored by the local business press for not only his successful new venture, Workday, but also for his and his wife Cheryl's philanthropic giving to Maddie’s Fund. Read More

Free Pet Adoptions at Bay Area Shelters

June 10, 2012
There were lots of wagging tails and big smiles during Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon, which found homes for over 2,600 dogs and cats. During the weekend, adoptions throughout San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties were free for adopters, and Maddie’s Fund gave grants to the 63 participating organizations. People showed up as early as 4:30 a.m. to find new, furry family members! Read More

Maddie's Fund Adoptathon Hopes to Find Loving Homes for 3,000 Pets in One Weekend

June 7, 2012
For the third annual Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon, rescue groups and shelters in San Francisco County were added to the extensive list of participating organizations in an effort to find loving homes for even more shelter dogs and cats. Read More

Dog's Best Friend

June 1, 2012
Thanks to the inspiration of Maddie the miniature schnauzer and the help of many individuals, Maddie's Fund will hold the third annual Maddie's Matchmaker Adoptathon in three counties on June 9 and 10. Read More

Maddie's Matchmaker Adoptathon, June 9 - 10: Looking for a Free Pet?

May 8, 2012
Maddie's Fund will continue to help find perfect matches of dogs and cats with loving families through Maddie's Matchmaker Adoptathon. This year the event will be bigger and better, with huge smiles spreading throughout San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties. Read More

Big Kitty Funds "Animal Think Tank"

March 9, 2012
Maddie's Fund is expanding! Maddie's Fund founder Dave Duffield recently purchased an office building in Hacienda Business Park that will be the Maddie's Fund headquarters in 2014. Maddie's Center will be home to an adoption center, conference center, teaching institute and rehabilitation wing so Maddie's Fund can help the most needy shelter pets. Read More

Great Press for Maddie's Projects in Erie County, NY

March 3, 2011
Progress at Maddie's Projects in Erie County, NY deserves praise and the local press thinks so, too. The Buffalo News recently reported that since it began in 2009, the coalition there hasn't euthanized a single healthy dog or cat, and they have reduced the killing of animals with treatable medical conditions by 70% from the 2007 statistics. One of the keys to their success is a thriving foster volunteer program as well as Maddie's Spay/Neuter Project. With the anticipated influx of kittens just around the corner and the challenges that brings, the article attests that Erie County has a strategy in place and is ready to meet the demand. Read More