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 NameStateProject
Coastal Humane SocietyME“Doggie’s Day Out” Field Trip Program
Siskiyou SNIPCA“Maddie’s Welcome Home” New Foster Kits
Colleton County Animal ShelterSC“Picture Me” in Your Home
Tyson’s Chance Animal FoundationKY1 Hour 1 Dog – Foster Field Trips
Bowling Green/Warren County Humane SocietyKY2018 Foster Kitten Spring Upswing
Arlington Animal ServicesTXA Great Start for Bottle Babies
Kitsap Humane SocietyWAA Safe Place – A Foster Program to Help Pets and People
A Purr-Fect Fit Animal Rescue & Adoption Center, Inc.NYAdvance and Grow Their Neonatal Kitten Foster Program
Muddy Paws RescueNYAdvanced Behavior Management Training Program for Fosters
Humane Society of South MississippiMSAgeless Love – Foster with Senior Centers
Humane Society of Morgan CountyGAAmbassadors for Adoption/Rescue Rangers
Beck’s PlaceWABeck’s Place Foster Boarding Program
Snap2ItGABitty Baby Bag
Homeward Pet Adoption CenterWABottle Baby Foster Care Program
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)PABottle Kittens Lifeline
Northwoods Humane SocietyMNHospice Foster Program
Pet Rescue SolutionsCACollege Kids to the Rescue
Doxie Rescue of Bucks County & NJPACreating a Fear Free Foster Environment
Animal Care Centers of NYCNYDedicated Foster Veterinarian
Silicon Valley Pet ProjectCADog Foster Program Expansion
Tipton County Paws and ClawsTNEducating a Generation Through Foster Care
Animal Care and Control Team of PhiladelphiaPAEndless Pawsibilities
Wisconsin Humane SocietyWIExpanding Foster Care at Newly Acquired Shelters
Saving GraceORExpanding Kitten Foster Care
Kentucky Humane SocietyKYFast-Forward Fostering!
Humane Society Silicon ValleyCAFeline Foster Mentor Program
Stone County SPCAMSFeline Fostering
Paws for Life RescueMIFeral & Shy Kitten Carriers
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal ServicesFLFinders to Fosters Program
Natchitoches Hope for PawsLAFinding Fosters for Behavior-Challenged Dogs
Metro East Humane SocietyILFoster Animal Memory Care Collaboration
LARAS HouseTXFoster Awareness for a Small Town
Campbell County Fiscal CourtKYFoster Care Program
Good Lif3 Bully RescueTXFoster Community Awareness
Brother Wolf Animal RescueNCFoster Education Program
Meow Parlour CatsNYFoster Educational Programs
Humane Society of Union CountyNCFoster Family Recruiting
Paws for Life UtahUTFoster Forum and Mobile Resource Center
Foster Army Animal RescueCAFoster Friends Initiative
Austin Humane SocietyTXFoster Friends Program and Foster Communication
Asheville Humane SocietyNCFoster Homecare Assistant Pilot Program
Oregon Humane SocietyORFoster Mentorship to Save More Animals
The Little Red Dog, Inc.CAFoster Portal Project
Animal Allies Humane SocietyMNFoster Program Expansion into Day Trips and Overnights
Pawsitive Tails RescueKSFoster Recruit/Training
Foster Dogs IncorporatedNYFoster Roster Mobile Recruitment
New Beginnings for CatsILFoster to Save a Life
Pet Alliance of Greater OrlandoFLFoster Volunteer Video Series
Benewah County Humane SocietyIDFoster-to-Adopt Expansion
Angel’s Furever Foundation, Inc.MOFoster-For-A-Day
Humane Society of UtahUTFostering Animals With Behavioral Needs
Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCANYFostering Cats in a Rural Community
Almost Home Humane SocietyINFostering for the Future
Paws for Life NCNCFostering Heartworm Positive Dogs; Giving Foster Kittens a Great Start
San Antonio Pets AliveTXFosters and Friends Community Crusade
A Home 4 SpotNVFosters Helping Fosters
Shelter to HomeMIHelping People Do Something About It
Homeward Bound Cat AdoptionsNVFospice Program
Humane Society of Yates CountyNYHope for the Helpless Foster Care Program
Michigan Orphan Kitten RescueMIIncubators for Neonates
Humane Society of Indianapolis, Inc.INMedical Foster Program
Acadiana Animal AidLAInfant Vet Care on Wheels – Foster Care
HARTT RescuesTNInnovative Foster Care for Parvo Treatment
PAWS Shelter & Humane SocietyTXInnovative Foster Program
Kokomo Humane SocietyINInnovative Foster Programs
Brevard Humane SocietyFLItty Bitty Kitty Kits
Santa Paula Animal Rescue CenterCAKitten Ambassador Program
St. Sophia’s Forgotten FelinesILKitten Crash-Pad Kits
Placer SPCACAKitten Day Care
The PAW MissionCAKitten Foster Program
Clermont Animal CARE Humane SocietyOHLaunch a Shelter Foster Care Program
Contra Costa Humane SocietyCALocal Lives Matter – Saving Animals in Contra Costa County!
McKamey Animal CenterTNMcKamey Trailblazer Adventure Club
Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services DivisionNCFoster Program for Kittens and Nursing Moms
Valley Animal HavenCAMutts on the Move
Michigan Humane SocietyMINeonatal Kitten Project
Capital Area Humane SocietyMIP.J. Pups
One Tail at a TimeILParvo Program
Marley’s MuttsCAPawsitive Change
Pivot Educational OutreachCAPawsitve Changes Innovative Foster Care
Los Angeles County Animal Care FoundationCAPee Wee Program
Lynchburg Humane SocietyVAPetcation Program
Pets for Refugees Inc.NYImplementing a Foster Program with Refugees
PetsEmpowerRIExpansion Initiative
PACTPAPutting PACT into Orbit to Save More Companion Pets
Sheboygan County Humane SocietyWIQuick Care Foster
Saint Seton’s Orphaned AnimalsVARAFFT – Resource Adoption Foster Families Team
Wood County Humane SocietyOHRedefining Fostering: Expand Volunteer Involvement in the Community
Belleville Area Humane SocietyILRehabilitation at its Finest
SPCA of FloridaFLRent-A-Friend
A Life to LiveTXRingworm Protocol, Training and Care Kits for Cat and Kitten Fosters
Tri City Animal SanctuaryTXSenior for Senior Foster Program
It Takes A Village Canine RescueINSeniors for Seniors Foster Program
Lee County Domestic Animal ServicesFLSeniors for Seniors
PAWsibilitiesPASeniors for Seniors and More
Foothills Animal RescueAZSeniors Saving Lives
Vanderburgh Humane Society, Inc.INSlumber Party Supplies
Riverhead Shelter Volunteer ProgramNYSomeone To Watch Over Me
Help Orphan PuppiesNYSpecial Foster Homes Needed
Humane Rescue AllianceDCSpread(sheet)ing Foster Magic
The Animal Interest League and SanctuaryCOTails Haven
Fayette Humane SocietyGATemporary Foster Program
Arizona Humane SocietyAZRing-Busters Recruitment Campaign
Helping PAWS Pet Rescue, Inc.WIThe Many Hats of Foster Cats
Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter ClinicOHThe Reba Project
Senior Dog Sanctuary of Maryland IncMDThe Senior Dog Sanctuary of Maryland Loving Last Home Program
Rainbow Rescues IncMAThe TLC Club
Shelter From The Storm Animal RescueWIThe Waggin’ Wagon
Jacksonville Humane SocietyFLThree Steps to Saving Kittens
4 R Friends: The Street VetsCATransitional Foster Care
Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare ShelterMI“Forever Foster” Program
Eskie Rescuers UnitedMDVets Foster Pets
ALIVE RescueILWeekend Fosters
Home for Good Dog Rescue, Inc.NJWhelping Box Kits for Fosters
CATNIP Foundation at Big Sky RanchLAWhiskers Kitten Foster Certification Program
Zeus’ RescuesLAInnovative Foster Care Program