December 7, 2016
Categories: Announcements, Grants

The tables have turned at Maddie’s Fund®. “Our grant process used to be that we would tell you what to do with the money,” said Mary Ippoliti-Smith of the Executive Leadership Team. “Now people are telling us what they’re going to do with it. It’s pretty awesome.”

She’s talking about the $360,000 Maddie’s Fund just awarded to 67 organizations that applied for Innovation Grants in August of this year.

“We really enjoyed going through all of the applications and seeing the different ideas people are coming up with,” said  Maddie’s Fund Grants Specialist Kelly Clardy. The response was huge with over 400 applicants. “It’s exciting to see how this kind of out-of-the-box thinking will help save more lives on a national level.”

The innovative ideas come from all over the U.S. Spay to Save in Washington is implementing a new program where dogs learn how to search for a specific odor to save kittens left behind during TNR trapping of feral cats. Once found, kittens will be placed in foster homes.

On the east coast, Delaware’s Forgotten Cats, Inc. plans to create a model for establishing partnerships with apartment complexes that can be applied in DE, PA, NJ and MD, working to change cat policies, sterilizing owned cats in their complexes and reducing the number of free roaming cats.

SPCA of Tompkins County in New York plans to decrease owner surrenders by implementing a program to provide kenneling for owners who are faced with extraordinary circumstances. The program will be to board the pets until the owner is able to once again care for the animals and thus remove the need for owners to surrender pets.

Oregon Humane Society knows collaboration and sharing knowledge will get us to no-kill that much faster. They’ve created a position for a Shelter Consultant who will travel to West Coast shelters and provide expertise from OHS learnings over the years.

In California, Town Cats of Morgan Hill is expanding their foster care program to have more capacity to take in more kittens during “kitten season” each year. They will provide starter kits and/or “full foster lifetime supply kits” during the 2017 kitten season.

And the list goes on! Please join us in congratulating the full list of winners below. You’ll find the name of the organization followed by the innovation category and name of idea.

Organization NameGrant CategoryName of Idea Request
Animal Rescue League of BostonKeeping Pets in Their HomesWorkshops for Pet Owners
Animal Resource TeamMarketing and PRProgressive PR/Marketing
AnimalKindCommunity OutreachFree Spay/Neuter
Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)Keeping Pets in Their HomesCommunity Pet Day Program
Bound AngelsShelter BehaviorTeach Canine Behavior to Shelter Staff
Brandywine Valley SPCAAlternative to IntakeTeach Cat Care
Cat Adoption TeamCapacity for CareKennel Upgrades
CatCafe LoungeCapacity for CareCat Cafe
Charleston Animal SocietyCapacity for CareTwo Projects: Dog Adoption Floor Renovation and Pet Owner Assistance
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCACommunity OutreachMobile Unit Funding
Clay County Animal Rescue and ShelterCommunity OutreachMobile Spay/Neuter Event
Critters Without LittersTargeted TNRTargeted TNR
Deming Animal GuardiansCapacity for CareNew Building
Dylan’s HeartsKeeping Pets in Their HomesLow Cost Medical Treatment
Felines Under Rescue (F.U.R.)Targeted TNRFix 100 Ferals
Forgotten Cats, Inc.Industry PartnershipsPartnerships with Apartment Complexes
Fortunate FeralsTargeted TNRTNR Spay/Neuter Surgeries
Grassroots Animal RescueCapacity for CareImproving Puppy Care Unit
Helping Pawz, Inc.Community OutreachDog Assistance
Homeward Trails Animal RescueEngaging the PublicKitties to the People Program
Humane Society of Edmonson CountySustainabilityFund Development
Humane Society of Manatee CountyShelter BehaviorCreate Relaxation Station
Humane Society of the Pikes Peak RegionKeeping Pets in Their HomesProgram to Redirect Owner-Surrenders
Indianapolis Animal Care ServicesFoster CareTwo Projects: Cats w/ Tatts Foster Program, Behaviorist Training
Jacksonville Humane SocietyTraining and DevelopmentTraining at Humane Alliance
KC Pet ProjectMarketing and PRVideo Equipment Purchase
Kentucky Humane SocietyShelter BehaviorSam Swope Pet Retreat
Kitty City Kansas Rescue, Inc.Targeted TNRTargeted TNR
Lake City Humane SocietyRemoving Barriers to AdoptionAdoption Ambassador Program
Long Beach Animal Care ServicesEngaging VolunteersStreet Team for Mobile Adoption Vehicle
Lost Dogs ArizonaKeeping Pets in Their HomesTrain Shelters
Making a Difference NowEngaging VolunteersAnnual Animal Conference
Maui Humane SocietyTargeted TNRTargeted TNR
McKamey Animal CenterShelter BehaviorTraining Shelter Dogs
N.O.A.H.Technology and Data and MetricsTransition to Electronic System
One Tail at a TimeTraining and DevelopmentTraining Dogs with Behavior Issues
Oregon Humane SocietyIndustry PartnershipsShelter Consultant Position
Oshkosh Area Humane SocietyEngaging VolunteersStress Busters Volunteer Program
Panhandle Animal ShelterSustainabilityHumane Network Evaluation
PARTNERS! CaninesIndustry PartnershipsTransport Animals for Medical Care
PAWSEngaging VolunteersComprehensive Volunteer Program
Paws South Florida Rescue, Inc.Foster CareSenior Cat Placement
Rescue ExpressRemoving Barriers to AdoptionTransportation Service
Rescue RanchCapacity for CareShelter Expansion
Rochester Animal ServicesCommunity OutreachMedical and Behavioral Assistance
Ruff PatchesKeeping Pets in Their HomesExpand Pet Food Bank & Veterinary Fund
S.P.A.R.C.Keeping Pets in Their HomesSupport and Education Program for Pet Owners
Sacramento SPCARemoving Barriers to AdoptionStreamline Adoption Process
Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane SocietyCommunity OutreachFamily Pet Program
Saving GraceTargeted TNRTargeted TNR
Shenandoah Valley Animal Services CenterCommunity OutreachFree Vaccination Clinic
Spay Spa & Neuter Nook/Rude Ranch Animal RescueTargeted TNRChange a City Code
Spay To SaveTargeted TNRTrain Search Dogs for Lost Kittens
Spay-Neuter Illinois Pets (SNIP) AllianceKeeping Pets in Their HomesMobile Spay/Neuter Clinic
SPCA of Tompkins CountyIndustry PartnershipsTemporary Kenneling for Dogs
Springfield Humane SocietyFoster CareTwo Projects: Short-Term Medical Assistance and Behavioral College Training
St. Mary’s Animal Welfare LeagueShelter BehaviorBehavior Program for Dogs
Sumner Spay Neuter AllianceReturn to Field and SNREducate Animal Control on TNR/SNR
The Humane Society at Lollypop FarmsKeeping Pets in Their HomesPet Peeves Behavior Help Service
The Meow MissionRemoving Barriers to AdoptionMeow Mission Program
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society, IncReturn to Field and SNRNew Return-to-Field Program
Toccoa Stephens County Humane ShelterCommunity OutreachLow Cost Spay/Neuter Program
Town CatsRemoving Barriers to AdoptionThree Projects: Adoption “Pop Ups”, Development Consultant, Kitten Kits
Trap Neuter Return RiversideReturn to Field and SNRWorking Cat Program
Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare ShelterCapacity for CareMedical and Behavior Assistance Program
Wag N TrainCommunity OutreachCommunity Education and Assistance
Watauga Humane SocietyTraining and DevelopmentCoalition Training

Have an innovative idea you’d like to implement at your shelter or rescue organization? Join the Maddie Network to be one of the first humans notified of the next Innovation Grant application window, opening in early 2017!