Research Grants

We encourage and enable research within the animal welfare industry that tests innovative ideas, projects and programs to break through barriers, boundaries and obstacles to save more pet lives.

We do this is by offering grants for Maddie's® Idea Lab research projects. The Idea Lab supports the development and assessment of innovative ideas that have a high likelihood of advancing lifesaving of dogs and cats, the utilization of foster care for dogs and cats or animal welfare leadership.

Maddie's® Idea Lab research grants are reviewed quarterly, and are due by January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15 (or the first business day thereafter if the 15th falls on a weekend).

We are not currently accepting any Maddie’s Idea Lab inquiries or applications.

Grant Opportunities