July 12, 2018
Categories: Foster Programs

We can’t get ready for the next round of Innovation Grants without giving big congratulations to the grantees from last round, can we? Of course not! So, please join us in congratulating the 116 Innovation Grant recipients from April 2018!

“The category was Innovative Foster Care, and we were thrilled to see so many organizations embracing progressive ideas like day outings, foster field trips and sleepovers,” said Kelly Clardy, Senior Grants Specialist at Maddie’s Fund®. “Other ideas that help fostering become more convenient and accessible to potential fosters included offering transportation to/from vet appointments, supplies/kits for fosters and online foster portals that offer online scheduling and training.”

One of our favorites came from Placer SPCA in Roseville, CA. They created a “Kitten Day Care” where fosters can bring their kittens to their center in the morning and pick them up in the evening.

Others were Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick, ME, and Tyson’s Chance Animal Foundation in Shelbyville, KY. They’re both creating field trip programs for fosters and volunteers to take dogs out off campus!

Below is the complete list of recipients from the April 2018 Innovation Grant cycle. And, in case you’re wondering, the next round of Innovation Grants is July 30 – August 6, 2018!

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Organization Name State Project
Coastal Humane Society ME “Doggie’s Day Out” Field Trip Program
Siskiyou SNIP CA “Maddie’s Welcome Home” New Foster Kits
Colleton County Animal Shelter SC “Picture Me” in Your Home
Tyson’s Chance Animal Foundation KY 1 Hour 1 Dog – Foster Field Trips
Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society KY 2018 Foster Kitten Spring Upswing
Arlington Animal Services TX A Great Start for Bottle Babies
Kitsap Humane Society WA A Safe Place – A Foster Program to Help Pets and People
A Purr-Fect Fit Animal Rescue & Adoption Center, Inc. NY Advance and Grow Their Neonatal Kitten Foster Program
Muddy Paws Rescue NY Advanced Behavior Management Training Program for Fosters
Humane Society of South Mississippi MS Ageless Love – Foster with Senior Centers
Humane Society of Morgan County GA Ambassadors for Adoption/Rescue Rangers
Beck’s Place WA Beck’s Place Foster Boarding Program
Snap2It GA Bitty Baby Bag
Homeward Pet Adoption Center WA Bottle Baby Foster Care Program
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) PA Bottle Kittens Lifeline
Northwoods Humane Society MN Hospice Foster Program
Pet Rescue Solutions CA College Kids to the Rescue
Doxie Rescue of Bucks County & NJ PA Creating a Fear Free Foster Environment
Animal Care Centers of NYC NY Dedicated Foster Veterinarian
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Dog Foster Program Expansion
Tipton County Paws and Claws TN Educating a Generation Through Foster Care
Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia PA Endless Pawsibilities
Wisconsin Humane Society WI Expanding Foster Care at Newly Acquired Shelters
Saving Grace OR Expanding Kitten Foster Care
Kentucky Humane Society KY Fast-Forward Fostering!
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Feline Foster Mentor Program
Stone County SPCA MS Feline Fostering
Paws for Life Rescue MI Feral & Shy Kitten Carriers
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services FL Finders to Fosters Program
Natchitoches Hope for Paws LA Finding Fosters for Behavior-Challenged Dogs
Metro East Humane Society IL Foster Animal Memory Care Collaboration
LARAS House TX Foster Awareness for a Small Town
Campbell County Fiscal Court KY Foster Care Program
Good Lif3 Bully Rescue TX Foster Community Awareness
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue NC Foster Education Program
Meow Parlour Cats NY Foster Educational Programs
Humane Society of Union County NC Foster Family Recruiting
Paws for Life Utah UT Foster Forum and Mobile Resource Center
Foster Army Animal Rescue CA Foster Friends Initiative
Austin Humane Society TX Foster Friends Program and Foster Communication
Asheville Humane Society NC Foster Homecare Assistant Pilot Program
Oregon Humane Society OR Foster Mentorship to Save More Animals
The Little Red Dog, Inc. CA Foster Portal Project
Animal Allies Humane Society MN Foster Program Expansion into Day Trips and Overnights
Pawsitive Tails Rescue KS Foster Recruit/Training
Foster Dogs Incorporated NY Foster Roster Mobile Recruitment
New Beginnings for Cats IL Foster to Save a Life
Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando FL Foster Volunteer Video Series
Benewah County Humane Society ID Foster-to-Adopt Expansion
Angel’s Furever Foundation, Inc. MO Foster-For-A-Day
Humane Society of Utah UT Fostering Animals With Behavioral Needs
Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA NY Fostering Cats in a Rural Community
Almost Home Humane Society IN Fostering for the Future
Paws for Life NC NC Fostering Heartworm Positive Dogs; Giving Foster Kittens a Great Start
San Antonio Pets Alive TX Fosters and Friends Community Crusade
A Home 4 Spot NV Fosters Helping Fosters
Shelter to Home MI Helping People Do Something About It
Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions NV Fospice Program
Humane Society of Yates County NY Hope for the Helpless Foster Care Program
Michigan Orphan Kitten Rescue MI Incubators for Neonates
Humane Society of Indianapolis, Inc. IN Medical Foster Program
Acadiana Animal Aid LA Infant Vet Care on Wheels – Foster Care
HARTT Rescues TN Innovative Foster Care for Parvo Treatment
PAWS Shelter & Humane Society TX Innovative Foster Program
Kokomo Humane Society IN Innovative Foster Programs
Brevard Humane Society FL Itty Bitty Kitty Kits
Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center CA Kitten Ambassador Program
St. Sophia’s Forgotten Felines IL Kitten Crash-Pad Kits
Placer SPCA CA Kitten Day Care
The PAW Mission CA Kitten Foster Program
Clermont Animal CARE Humane Society OH Launch a Shelter Foster Care Program
Contra Costa Humane Society CA Local Lives Matter – Saving Animals in Contra Costa County!
McKamey Animal Center TN McKamey Trailblazer Adventure Club
Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Division NC Foster Program for Kittens and Nursing Moms
Valley Animal Haven CA Mutts on the Move
Michigan Humane Society MI Neonatal Kitten Project
Capital Area Humane Society MI P.J. Pups
One Tail at a Time IL Parvo Program
Marley’s Mutts CA Pawsitive Change
Pivot Educational Outreach CA Pawsitve Changes Innovative Foster Care
Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation CA Pee Wee Program
Lynchburg Humane Society VA Petcation Program
Pets for Refugees Inc. NY Implementing a Foster Program with Refugees
PetsEmpower RI Expansion Initiative
PACT PA Putting PACT into Orbit to Save More Companion Pets
Sheboygan County Humane Society WI Quick Care Foster
Saint Seton’s Orphaned Animals VA RAFFT – Resource Adoption Foster Families Team
Wood County Humane Society OH Redefining Fostering: Expand Volunteer Involvement in the Community
Belleville Area Humane Society IL Rehabilitation at its Finest
SPCA of Florida FL Rent-A-Friend
A Life to Live TX Ringworm Protocol, Training and Care Kits for Cat and Kitten Fosters
Tri City Animal Sanctuary TX Senior for Senior Foster Program
It Takes A Village Canine Rescue IN Seniors for Seniors Foster Program
Lee County Domestic Animal Services FL Seniors for Seniors
PAWsibilities PA Seniors for Seniors and More
Foothills Animal Rescue AZ Seniors Saving Lives
Vanderburgh Humane Society, Inc. IN Slumber Party Supplies
Riverhead Shelter Volunteer Program NY Someone To Watch Over Me
Help Orphan Puppies NY Special Foster Homes Needed
Humane Rescue Alliance DC Spread(sheet)ing Foster Magic
The Animal Interest League and Sanctuary CO Tails Haven
Fayette Humane Society GA Temporary Foster Program
Arizona Humane Society AZ Ring-Busters Recruitment Campaign
Helping PAWS Pet Rescue, Inc. WI The Many Hats of Foster Cats
Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic OH The Reba Project
Senior Dog Sanctuary of Maryland Inc MD The Senior Dog Sanctuary of Maryland Loving Last Home Program
Rainbow Rescues Inc MA The TLC Club
Shelter From The Storm Animal Rescue WI The Waggin’ Wagon
Jacksonville Humane Society FL Three Steps to Saving Kittens
4 R Friends: The Street Vets CA Transitional Foster Care
Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter MI “Forever Foster” Program
Eskie Rescuers United MD Vets Foster Pets
ALIVE Rescue IL Weekend Fosters
Home for Good Dog Rescue, Inc. NJ Whelping Box Kits for Fosters
CATNIP Foundation at Big Sky Ranch LA Whiskers Kitten Foster Certification Program
Zeus’ Rescues LA Innovative Foster Care Program