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 Name State Project Name Category
A Home 4 Spot NV Dog Training Progressive Shelter Behavior
American Humane Association DC Service Dogs for Veterans Industry Partnerships
Angels of Assisi VA Mobile Wellness Clinics Community Outreach (Pets for Life)
Animal Allies Humane Society MN Foster Kick Start Kits Progressive Foster Care
Animal Ark Rescue GA Adoptions of Large Dogs Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Animal Care Centers of NYC NY Emancipet Workshop Progressive Training and Development
Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska NE Fundraising Coordinator Sustainability (Fundraising, Fund Development, Strategic Planning, etc.)
Animal Welfare and Rescue, INC FL Assistance with Veterinary Care Community Outreach (Pets for Life)
Arizona Humane Society AZ “Pet Condom” Campaign Progressive Marketing and PR
Boone Area Humane Society IA Ringworm Treatment Room Capacity for Care
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office FL Targeted Spay/Neuter for Dogs Alternatives to Intake
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue NC Subsidized Adoption Fees for Dogs Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Build A Rescue Kennel NV Housing for At-Risk Undersocialized Dogs Capacity for Care
Cache Humane Society UT Trap, Neuter, Release Education Program Engaging the Public
Capital Area Humane Society MI Shelter Intervention Resources Alternatives to Intake
CATNIP Foundation at Big Sky Ranch LA Student Contest: Design for Transport Trailer Engaging the Public
CATNIP Foundation at Big Sky Ranch LA Working Cat Program Alternatives to Intake
Cheyenne Animal Shelter WY Dogs Playing for Life Mentorship Progressive Shelter Behavior
Contra Costa County Animal Services Department CA Adult Dog and Cat Foster Program Progressive Foster Care
Contra Costa County Animal Services Department CA Emergency Response Training Supplies Progressive Training and Development
Contra Costa County Animal Services Department CA ID Tags for Dog Guardians Alternatives to Intake
Contra Costa County Animal Services Department CA Returning Lost Pets to Guardians Alternatives to Intake
County of Moore NC Removing Adoption Barriers Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Day of the Dogs TX Increasing Facebook Exposure Progressive Marketing and PR
Delta County Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter CO Foster Fluffs Puppy and Kitten Foster Program Progressive Foster Care
Department of Animal Services, City of El Paso TX “7 Weeks to Train a Shelter Pet Hero” Training Program Progressive Training and Development
EPIC Animals Outreach FL 2018 Fundraising Calendar Production Sustainability (Fundraising, Fund Development, Strategic Planning, etc.)
Fix Trousdale TN ID Tag Engraving Machine Engaging the Public
Floyd Felines GA Petfood Pantry Expansion Keeping Pets in Their Homes
Forget Me Not Animal Rescue, Inc. OH Foster Buddy Training Program Progressive Foster Care
Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter CA Underage Kitten Education Campaign Progressive Foster Care
Full Circle Rescue GA Behavior Modification Counseling Progressive Shelter Behavior
Fulton County Animal Center IN Trap, Neuter, Release Program Expansion Targeted TNR
Give Me Shelter Project, Inc. NY Hard to Place Cat Promotion Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Golden Paw Society, Inc. NY Kitten Nursery Capacity for Care
Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary TX Student T-shirt and Towel Fundraiser Sustainability (Fundraising, Fund Development, Strategic Planning, etc.)
Grand Strand Humane Society SC Veterinary Services for Pet Owners Community Outreach (Pets for Life)
Half the Way Home Cat Rescue GA Expansion of Bottle Brigade Foster Program Capacity for Care
Happy Cats Haven CO Ask Miss Kitty Cat Behavior Hotline Keeping Pets in Their Homes
HeARts Speak, Inc. NY HeARTs Speak Edu Online Video Tutorials Progressive Training and Development
Humane Society for Greater Savannah GA Trainer for Shelter Animals Progressive Shelter Behavior
Humane Society of Boulder Valley CO Bark Tank Innovative Solutions for Lifesaving Capacity for Care
Humane Society of Charles County MD Support for Hospice Patients Alternatives to Intake
Humane Society of Morgan County GA Improved Network for PetPoint, Website Updates and Applications ProgressiveTechnology and Data and Metrics
Humane Society of Tampa Bay FL Welcome Kits for Fosters Progressive Foster Care
Humane Society of Washington County MD Cage-Free Adoption Center Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Humane Society of York County SC Volunteer Management Portal Engaging Volunteers
Kentucky Humane Society KY “Saving Kentucky’s Shelter Dogs” Program Expansion Progressive Training and Development
Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats CA Shelter Medicine Training for Volunteers Progressive Shelter Medicine
LA Baby Mommas LA Parvo Out-Patient Program Progressive Shelter Medicine
Lincoln County Animal Services NC Managed Admissions and Diversion Appointments Managed Admissions
Lisa Parker’s Puppies CO Foster Family Training Seminars Progressive Foster Care
Lynchburg Humane Society VA Conference Attendance Sponsorships Innovative, Creative and Sustainable Leadership
Lynchburg Humane Society VA Neonatal Foster Portal Progressive Technology and Data and Metrics
Lynchburg Humane Society VA Volunteer Management Software App Engaging Volunteers
Memphis Animal Services TN Neonatal Foster Program Progressive Foster Care
Memphis Animal Services TN Temporary Boarding and Diagnostic Services Alternatives to Intake
Middle TN Spay & Neuter Clinic TN Barn Cat Medical Care and Sterilization Targeted TNR
Motley Zoo Animal Rescue WA Training Sessions for Adopted Dogs Keeping Pets in Their Homes
New Beginnings Animal Rescue NJ “Purrfect Companions” Adoption Program Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
New Leash on Life TN Spay/Neuter Clinics Keeping Pets in Their Homes
Ohio Alleycat Resource OH TNR Program Coordinator Targeted TNR
One Tail at a Time IL Dog Isolation Program Capacity for Care
Orange County Animal Care CA Supplies for Fosters Progressive Foster Care
PAWS Atlanta, Inc. GA Summer Lovin’ Foster Program Progressive Foster Care
Paws for Life Utah UT “Wild Kitty Candid Camera” Program Targeted TNR
Pets In Need CA “Save Our Kittens” Program Progressive Foster Care
Pulaski County Humane Society KY Targeted TNR Targeted TNR
Ramona Humane Society CA “Working Whiskers” Adoption Program Return to Field/SNR
Richmond Animal League VA Speaker Series Innovative, Creative and Sustainable Leadership
Sacramento SPCA CA Testing and Treatment of Ringworm and Heartworm Progressive Shelter Medicine
Saint Frances Animal Center SC Quarantine Area for Puppies/Kittens Capacity for Care
Sequoia Humane Society CA Behavioral Training Program Progressive Shelter Behavior
Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center VA “Pet Care in Your Neighborhood” Program Community Outreach (Pets for Life)
South Suburban Humane Society IL “Punch Out Parvovirus” Program Community Outreach (Pets for Life)
Spay Memphis TN Spay/Neuter Clinic for Students Community Outreach (Pets for Life)
St. Charles County Humane Services MO Low-Income Residents Pet Assistance Alternatives to Intake
St. Francis Pet Care FL Videos Promoting Spay/Neuter Progressive Marketing and PR
Ten Lives Club NY Medical Foster Home Training and Supplies Progressive Foster Care
The Daddio Collective CA Long Term Medical Care for Special Needs Animals Capacity for Care
The Empty Cages Collective NY Outdoor Enclosures for Feral Cats Capacity for Care
The Humane Society of Tulsa OK Homeward Bound Foster Program Progressive Foster Care
Topeka Spay Neuter Project KS Mother Cats and Kitten Awareness Campaign Alternatives to Intake
Town Cats CA Cat Awareness Workshops Community Outreach (Pets for Life)
Town Cats CA Volunteer Communication Intranet Engaging Volunteers
Tri-County Humane Society FL Live Stream Camera Installation Progressive Marketing and PR
Valley Humane Society CA Home to Home Adoption Program Alternatives to Intake
VOCAL FL Spay/Neuter Community Outreach Community Outreach (Pets for Life)
Washington County Animal Shelter AR Volunteer Incentive Program Engaging Volunteers
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society WA Pets for Life Veterinary Assistance Community Outreach (Pets for Life)
Willamette Humane Society OR Expansion of Shelter Communications Department Progressive Marketing and PR

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