August 23, 2017
Categories: Grants
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Haven’t submitted your Innovation Grant application yet? Don’t worry – there’s still time! But hurry, you only have until Monday, August 28. As a reminder, we’re offering up to $5,000 to implement a new program, or expand an existing program, at your shelter or rescue organization that will advance lifesaving. This round will be even more exciting as we’ve doubled the amount we’re giving away, totaling $500,000.

While you’re busy working on your applications, please join us in congratulating the recipients from the last round (full list below).

“We gave out about 20 more grants this round than prior rounds, which is a testament to all the great, lifesaving work happening,” said Kelly Clardy, Senior Grants Specialist at Maddie’s Fund®. “It is exciting to see innovative and progressive ideas spreading around the country.”

More than 300 applications were submitted, and over 90 were awarded grants, including one to the American Humane Association, which is training shelter dogs to be service dogs for veterans. “They’re not only saving the life of a shelter dog, but also helping a veteran,” said Clardy.

Another standout was the Humane Society of Charles County. “They’re providing a network of support to the families of hospice patients, helping to take care of the patients’ animals. Trained volunteers will provide pet feeding, walking, litter box maintenance, grooming and transport service as needed, so that the animals can stay with their people as long as possible, and the hospice patients don’t have to surrender their animals to a shelter.”

Clardy also reminds applicants about the importance of double-checking your application before turning it in, and making sure you’re eligible. “If you have a question about something on the application, be sure to ask us before the deadline.”

Congratulations to all the winners from last round. We hope to see you on the next one!

Organization NameStateProject NameCategory
A Home 4 SpotNVDog TrainingProgressive Shelter Behavior
American Humane AssociationDCService Dogs for VeteransIndustry Partnerships
Angels of AssisiVAMobile Wellness ClinicsCommunity Outreach (Pets for Life)
Animal Allies Humane SocietyMNFoster Kick Start KitsProgressive Foster Care
Animal Ark RescueGAAdoptions of Large DogsRemoving Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Animal Care Centers of NYCNYEmancipet WorkshopProgressive Training and Development
Animal Shelter of Northeast NebraskaNEFundraising CoordinatorSustainability (Fundraising, Fund Development, Strategic Planning, etc.)
Animal Welfare and Rescue, INCFLAssistance with Veterinary CareCommunity Outreach (Pets for Life)
Arizona Humane SocietyAZ“Pet Condom” CampaignProgressive Marketing and PR
Boone Area Humane SocietyIARingworm Treatment RoomCapacity for Care
Brevard County Sheriff’s OfficeFLTargeted Spay/Neuter for DogsAlternatives to Intake
Brother Wolf Animal RescueNCSubsidized Adoption Fees for DogsRemoving Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Build A Rescue KennelNVHousing for At-Risk Undersocialized DogsCapacity for Care
Cache Humane SocietyUTTrap, Neuter, Release Education ProgramEngaging the Public
Capital Area Humane SocietyMIShelter Intervention ResourcesAlternatives to Intake
CATNIP Foundation at Big Sky RanchLAStudent Contest: Design for Transport TrailerEngaging the Public
CATNIP Foundation at Big Sky RanchLAWorking Cat ProgramAlternatives to Intake
Cheyenne Animal ShelterWYDogs Playing for Life MentorshipProgressive Shelter Behavior
Contra Costa County Animal Services DepartmentCAAdult Dog and Cat Foster ProgramProgressive Foster Care
Contra Costa County Animal Services DepartmentCAEmergency Response Training SuppliesProgressive Training and Development
Contra Costa County Animal Services DepartmentCAID Tags for Dog GuardiansAlternatives to Intake
Contra Costa County Animal Services DepartmentCAReturning Lost Pets to GuardiansAlternatives to Intake
County of MooreNCRemoving Adoption BarriersRemoving Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Day of the DogsTXIncreasing Facebook ExposureProgressive Marketing and PR
Delta County Citizens for Animal Welfare and ShelterCOFoster Fluffs Puppy and Kitten Foster ProgramProgressive Foster Care
Department of Animal Services, City of El PasoTX“7 Weeks to Train a Shelter Pet Hero” Training ProgramProgressive Training and Development
EPIC Animals OutreachFL2018 Fundraising Calendar ProductionSustainability (Fundraising, Fund Development, Strategic Planning, etc.)
Fix TrousdaleTNID Tag Engraving MachineEngaging the Public
Floyd FelinesGAPetfood Pantry ExpansionKeeping Pets in Their Homes
Forget Me Not Animal Rescue, Inc.OHFoster Buddy Training ProgramProgressive Foster Care
Friends of the Palm Springs Animal ShelterCAUnderage Kitten Education CampaignProgressive Foster Care
Full Circle RescueGABehavior Modification CounselingProgressive Shelter Behavior
Fulton County Animal CenterINTrap, Neuter, Release Program ExpansionTargeted TNR
Give Me Shelter Project, Inc.NYHard to Place Cat PromotionRemoving Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Golden Paw Society, Inc.NYKitten NurseryCapacity for Care
Golden Retriever Acres Senior SanctuaryTXStudent T-shirt and Towel FundraiserSustainability (Fundraising, Fund Development, Strategic Planning, etc.)
Grand Strand Humane SocietySCVeterinary Services for Pet OwnersCommunity Outreach (Pets for Life)
Half the Way Home Cat RescueGAExpansion of Bottle Brigade Foster ProgramCapacity for Care
Happy Cats HavenCOAsk Miss Kitty Cat Behavior HotlineKeeping Pets in Their Homes
HeARts Speak, Inc.NYHeARTs Speak Edu Online Video TutorialsProgressive Training and Development
Humane Society for Greater SavannahGATrainer for Shelter AnimalsProgressive Shelter Behavior
Humane Society of Boulder ValleyCOBark Tank Innovative Solutions for LifesavingCapacity for Care
Humane Society of Charles CountyMDSupport for Hospice PatientsAlternatives to Intake
Humane Society of Morgan CountyGAImproved Network for PetPoint, Website Updates and ApplicationsProgressiveTechnology and Data and Metrics
Humane Society of Tampa BayFLWelcome Kits for FostersProgressive Foster Care
Humane Society of Washington CountyMDCage-Free Adoption CenterRemoving Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Humane Society of York CountySCVolunteer Management PortalEngaging Volunteers
Kentucky Humane SocietyKY“Saving Kentucky’s Shelter Dogs” Program ExpansionProgressive Training and Development
Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward CatsCAShelter Medicine Training for VolunteersProgressive Shelter Medicine
LA Baby MommasLAParvo Out-Patient ProgramProgressive Shelter Medicine
Lincoln County Animal ServicesNCManaged Admissions and Diversion AppointmentsManaged Admissions
Lisa Parker’s PuppiesCOFoster Family Training SeminarsProgressive Foster Care
Lynchburg Humane SocietyVAConference Attendance SponsorshipsInnovative, Creative and Sustainable Leadership
Lynchburg Humane SocietyVANeonatal Foster PortalProgressive Technology and Data and Metrics
Lynchburg Humane SocietyVAVolunteer Management Software AppEngaging Volunteers
Memphis Animal ServicesTNNeonatal Foster ProgramProgressive Foster Care
Memphis Animal ServicesTNTemporary Boarding and Diagnostic ServicesAlternatives to Intake
Middle TN Spay & Neuter ClinicTNBarn Cat Medical Care and SterilizationTargeted TNR
Motley Zoo Animal RescueWATraining Sessions for Adopted DogsKeeping Pets in Their Homes
New Beginnings Animal RescueNJ“Purrfect Companions” Adoption ProgramRemoving Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
New Leash on LifeTNSpay/Neuter ClinicsKeeping Pets in Their Homes
Ohio Alleycat ResourceOHTNR Program CoordinatorTargeted TNR
One Tail at a TimeILDog Isolation ProgramCapacity for Care
Orange County Animal CareCASupplies for FostersProgressive Foster Care
PAWS Atlanta, Inc.GASummer Lovin’ Foster ProgramProgressive Foster Care
Paws for Life UtahUT“Wild Kitty Candid Camera” ProgramTargeted TNR
Pets In NeedCA“Save Our Kittens” ProgramProgressive Foster Care
Pulaski County Humane SocietyKYTargeted TNRTargeted TNR
Ramona Humane SocietyCA“Working Whiskers” Adoption ProgramReturn to Field/SNR
Richmond Animal LeagueVASpeaker SeriesInnovative, Creative and Sustainable Leadership
Sacramento SPCACATesting and Treatment of Ringworm and HeartwormProgressive Shelter Medicine
Saint Frances Animal CenterSCQuarantine Area for Puppies/KittensCapacity for Care
Sequoia Humane SocietyCABehavioral Training ProgramProgressive Shelter Behavior
Shenandoah Valley Animal Services CenterVA“Pet Care in Your Neighborhood” ProgramCommunity Outreach (Pets for Life)
South Suburban Humane SocietyIL“Punch Out Parvovirus” ProgramCommunity Outreach (Pets for Life)
Spay MemphisTNSpay/Neuter Clinic for StudentsCommunity Outreach (Pets for Life)
St. Charles County Humane ServicesMOLow-Income Residents Pet AssistanceAlternatives to Intake
St. Francis Pet CareFLVideos Promoting Spay/NeuterProgressive Marketing and PR
Ten Lives ClubNYMedical Foster Home Training and SuppliesProgressive Foster Care
The Daddio CollectiveCALong Term Medical Care for Special Needs AnimalsCapacity for Care
The Empty Cages CollectiveNYOutdoor Enclosures for Feral CatsCapacity for Care
The Humane Society of TulsaOKHomeward Bound Foster ProgramProgressive Foster Care
Topeka Spay Neuter ProjectKSMother Cats and Kitten Awareness CampaignAlternatives to Intake
Town CatsCACat Awareness WorkshopsCommunity Outreach (Pets for Life)
Town CatsCAVolunteer Communication IntranetEngaging Volunteers
Tri-County Humane SocietyFLLive Stream Camera InstallationProgressive Marketing and PR
Valley Humane SocietyCAHome to Home Adoption ProgramAlternatives to Intake
VOCALFLSpay/Neuter Community OutreachCommunity Outreach (Pets for Life)
Washington County Animal ShelterARVolunteer Incentive ProgramEngaging Volunteers
Wenatchee Valley Humane SocietyWAPets for Life Veterinary AssistanceCommunity Outreach (Pets for Life)
Willamette Humane SocietyORExpansion of Shelter Communications DepartmentProgressive Marketing and PR