Maddie’s Fund® is proud to support Petco FoundationPetco Foundation’s Innovation Showdown, a collaborative project bringing the nation’s top animal welfare organizations together to invest in lifesaving innovation. 2019’s Showdown will be held at the HSUS Animal Care Expo in New Orleans.

In 2018, Maddie’s Fund granted $50,000 in support of the Showdown. Three animal welfare organizations had the opportunity to pitch their lifesaving ideas to the Innovation Showdown investors at the HSUS Expo.

The investors awarded funding to support the ideas presented as follows:

  • City of Sacramento Front Street Shelter: $250,000
  • St. Huberts Animal Welfare Center: $60,000
  • Hearts Speak: $40,000

With the grant from Maddie’s Fund and funding from the other Innovation Showdown Investors (ASPCA, Best Friends Animal Society, The Jackson Galaxy Project, Michelson Found Animals, Petco Foundation & Watershed Animal Fund), a total of $350,000 was invested in lifesaving ideas.