Organizations that based in one of the 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. are eligible to apply for a grant through Maddie’s Fund®. At this time, we are unable to accept applications from U.S. Territories.

Additionally, only organizations that are 501c3 public charities, municipal government agencies or universities can apply for a grant through Maddie's Fund. We are generally not able to provide grants to individuals or for-profit organizations.

Organizations that are 501c3 public charities must be in good standing with the IRS.You can check your tax-exempt status, and if your status has been revoked, with the IRS here:

If you have applied for your tax-exempt status with the IRS, and have not yet received your approval, you are welcome to apply once you receive approval.

If you have questions about your organization's eligibility, please contact our Grants Team at or 925.310.5450.