October 18, 2018
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So… you want a grant? Don’t miss the next Innovation Grants cycle! The application window will be open from October 22 – 29, 2018.

As a reminder, Maddie’s Fund® is offering up to $5,000 to implement a new program at your shelter or rescue organization that will advance lifesaving. We are looking for applications that propose to implement a new program to increase lifesaving at your organization. This grant opportunity is not designed to cover general operating costs or capital campaigns.

The lifesaving categories offered for this round are: Alternatives to Intake, Capacity for Care, Engaging the Public, Managed Admissions and Return to Field. There are definitions and examples of the categories on our website. And, if you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to check out our recent webcast, So, You Want Some Money? How to apply for Maddie’s Fund Innovation Grants, now free on-demand. It answers frequently asked questions about our Innovation Grants as well as demos of how to register for, complete and submit your application through the Maddie’s Fund Grants Portal, and tells you where to go for ideas, suggestions and a list of past recipients.

Speaking of past recipients, please join us in congratulating the most recent Innovation Grant recipients at the bottom of this post!

Per usual, we had some fantastic ideas come out of this last round.

“Paws for Life Rescue in Michigan is offering compassion fatigue workshops for their volunteers, while Animal Welfare Institute in Washington, DC, will be holding workshops targeting both animal welfare and social service agencies,” explained Kelly Clardy, Senior Grants Specialist at Maddie’s Fund.

In addition, Live Love Animal Rescue in Long Beach, CA, will be designating “Woof Agents” for 10 hard-to-place dogs (because, why should only athletes and actors have talent agents?).

We can’t wait to see what this next round will bring!


Lifesaving Program

Organization Name State Project
Adopt-A-Dog, Inc NY Adopt-A-Dog Volunteer Program Engaging Volunteers
Agape Animal Rescue TN Agape Animal Rescue Innovative Partnerships: Agape Ambassadors Business Engagement Program Innovative Partnerships
Altus Animal Welfare Association OK S.H.A.P.E.- Shelter Health And Pet Enrichment Program Innovative Partnerships
Animal Allies Humane Society MN Adoptions Everywhere! Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland ME Innovation for Pet Retention Innovative Marketing and PR
Animal Rescue Kare KY ARK, BRAWA, & Community Action of Southern Kentucky — A Collaborative Effort to Reduce Unwanted Animals Innovative Partnerships
Animal Welfare Institute DC Cross-Reporting for Humane and Human Services: A Species Spanning Approach to Safer Families and Communities Innovative Partnerships
Animal Welfare League of Arlington VA Innovative Marketing and PR to Enhance Shelter Image and Boost Adoptions Innovative Marketing and PR
Atlanta Humane Society GA Charting the Course for Shorter Length of Stay (CCSLOS) Innovative Marketing and PR
Augusta Animal Services GA Missing Pet? Check Your Local Shelters! Pets Don’t Recognize County Lines Innovative Marketing and PR
Austin Pets Alive! TX On the Go to Austin Pets Alive! Innovative Marketing and PR
Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter MD It Takes A Village – Increasing BARCS Return to Owner Rate Managed Admissions
Baltimore Humane Society MD I Adopted A Fur Baby from Baltimore Humane Society Innovative Marketing and PR
Brevard Humane Society FL Volunteer Engagement for Animal Enrichment Engaging Volunteers
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue NC Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic Supplies Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Cache Humane Society UT Free Vaccination Clinics at Pet-Friendly Assisted Living Facility Innovative Partnerships
Carpathia Paws, Inc. GA Innovative Touch Program Innovative Marketing and PR
Central Missouri Humane Society MO Motivational Marketing for Shelter Pets Innovative Marketing and PR
Central Oklahoma Humane Society OK Foster Field Trips Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA VA Community Partnerships for Pooches! Innovative Partnerships
City of Altus OK S.H.A.P.E.- Shelter Health And Pet Enrichment Program Innovative Partnerships
City of Charlotte NC Enhancements for Online Pet Photos and Videos Innovative Marketing and PR
Clear Creek Cat Rescue AK A Collaborative New Beginning Innovative Partnerships
Contra Costa County Animal Services CA Connecting Volunteers Engaging Volunteers
Contra Costa County Animal Services CA Engaging Underserved Populations Innovative Marketing and PR
Crafty Cat Rescue MI Partnership with Local Book Shop Innovative Partnerships
Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter OH Citizen Canine Project Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Dallas Pets Alive! TX Proving Impact-Comprehensive Data Partnership to Save Lives Innovative Partnerships
Dane County Humane Society WI Lonely Hearts Club to Fast Track Adoptions for Animals with Long Length of Stays Innovative Marketing and PR
Department of Animal Services of El Paso TX Animal Services Pet Commissary Managed Admissions
Dogs of Service CA Dogs of Service and Pawsitive Change Dogs for Veterans Innovative Partnerships
Empire Animal Rescue Society (EARS) NY E.A.R.S. Adoption Center Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
FAR Side Journey Inc. CA Low-Cost Municipal Shelter Enrichment Program (Boredom Buster Enrichment) Innovative Partnerships
Fayette County Humane Society OH Sterilization of kitten parents Managed Admissions
Fearless Kitty Rescue AZ Developing Engaged, Committed, and Effective Volunteers Engaging Volunteers
Fetching Tails Foundation IL Designing Special Adoptions Innovative Marketing and PR
FieldHaven Feline Center CA Meowysville Kitten Foster Kits Innovative Partnerships
Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue IN Big Hearts for Big Paws: A Society of Large Dog Lovers Innovative Partnerships
Foster Dogs Incorporated NY Implement our Foster Roster in an Entirely New Community: Nashville Engaging Volunteers
Fresno Humane Animal Services CA Working Together To Save Lives Innovative Partnerships
Friends of Upland Animal Shelter, Inc. CA Foster Partnership Program with Major Corporations Innovative Partnerships
Gateway Pet Guardians MO St. Clair County Networking Project Innovative Partnerships
Goathouse Refuge NC Cat Tales Cat Cafe Partnership 2018 Innovative Partnerships
Golden Paw Society, Inc NY The Shabby Tabby Cat Cafe Partnership Innovative Partnerships
Greenville County Animal Care SC Lost/Stray Animal Intake Appointment Program Managed Admissions
Greenville Humane Society SC Greenville Humane Society EmBark Program Engaging Volunteers
Guilford County Animal Services NC Guilford County Animal Services Hunane Education Project Innovative Partnerships
HARTT Rescues TN HARTT Humane Animal Care Educational Campaign Innovative Marketing and PR
Helping PAWS Pet Rescue, Inc. WI Creation Of The New Position Of Community Outreach Coordinator Or: “More Help For Helping PAWS Will Help More Paws!” Engaging Volunteers
Here Today Adopted Tomorrow Animal Sanctuary Inc. MA Managed Admission at Here Today Adopted Tomorrow Managed Admissions
Humane Society of Edmonson County KY ID to home Innovative Marketing and PR
Humane Society of Edmonson County KY Pet and People Safe Space Innovative Partnerships
Humane Society of Sedona AZ Free WiFiV – For Cat Loving Remote Workers Innovative Marketing and PR
Humane Society of Tampa Bay FL TNVR – Tampa Trailer Parks Innovative Partnerships
Humane Society of Union County NC NEUTERING MAKES THEM LESS NUTS Innovative Marketing and PR
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Shelter Consultations Innovative Partnerships
Jacksonville Humane Society FL Resources on the Road- Compassion to Go Innovative Partnerships
Joining Forces…Saving Lives NE Barn/Farm/Working Cat Collaboration Innovative Partnerships
KC Pet Project MO Doing Good for Pets through our Do Good Co. Partnership Innovative Partnerships
Kentucky Humane Society KY A Purrfect Partnership – Increasing Adoptions through Louisville’s first Cat Café Innovative Partnerships
Kitty City TN Kitty City’s Companionship Program Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Live Love Animal Rescue CA Woof Agents for Adoptable Dogs Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation CA Kitten Academy Innovative Partnerships
Lost Our Home Pet Foundation AZ Foster Volunteer Program Expansion Engaging Volunteers
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue VA Removing barriers to adoptions; Let’s see more lives saved. Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Lynchburg Humane Society VA Getting a (tap) handle on helping pets! Innovative Partnerships
Lynchburg Humane Society VA Sunday driving with Barney… and friends. Innovative Marketing and PR
Making a Difference Now KY On The Road Workshops Innovative Partnerships
Marley’s Mutts CA Marley’s Mutts Rescue Ranch Engaging Volunteers
Memphis Animal Services TN Door to Door Dog Houses Innovative Partnerships
Meow Parlour Cats NY Holiday Adoption Promotion Innovative Marketing and PR
Mission Valley Animal Shelter MT Advisory Councils on Community Canines (Flathead Indian Reservation, Lake County, Montana) Engaging Volunteers
Nassau Humane Society FL Underdog Club Innovative Marketing and PR
NorCal Boxer Rescue CA Increasing Awareness to Increase Lifesaving Capacity Innovative Marketing and PR
Norman Animal Welfare OK Collars of a Different Color Engaging Volunteers
Operation Catnip Inc. NC It Takes a Village: Novel Partnership Saves Homeless Cats Innovative Partnerships
Owen County Friends of Animals KY Paws for the People Engaging Volunteers
Passion 4 Paws Company VT Supporting Adopters with Prohibitive Training Costs Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Paws for Life Rescue MI Compassion Fatigue Workshop Engaging Volunteers
Pawsitive Influence OH Pawsitive Influence Student Volunteering Innovative Partnerships
PAWS Shelter & Humane Society TX Cell Cats Innovative Partnerships
Pennsylvania SPCA PA Volunteer Pack Walk Project Engaging Volunteers
Pet Helpers SC Ambassador Foster Program Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
Pets Alive, Inc. NY Collaboration for Impact Innovative Partnerships
Prairie Paws Animal Shelter KS Can’t Adopt? Text to Give Can Save More Lives Campaign Innovative Marketing and PR
Prince William Humane Society VA Fur-ever Together Behavior Modification Specialist Removing Barriers to Adoption (Adoption Ambassadors, Adopters Welcome, Open Adoptions, etc.)
R U 4 ME PET RESCUE, INC. FL TIME TO CARE (Engaging Volunteers) Engaging Volunteers
San Antonio Pets Alive TX Sleepover Foster Program Engaging Volunteers
San Diego Humane Society CA NewsCenter: Informing, educating and inspiring compassion Innovative Marketing and PR
Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society NM Low-Income Stray Voucher Program Managed Admissions
Saving Grace Pit Bull Rescue TX Community Pit Stop Innovative Partnerships
Shelby Humane Society AL Mission Adoptable Innovative Partnerships
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Engaging, Educating and Sustaining Volunteers Engaging Volunteers
Silver Comet Animal Welfare Alliance GA Silver Comet Animal Welfare Alliance Launch Innovative Marketing and PR
Siskiyou SNIP CA Pets and Crisis Services (PACS) Innovative Partnerships
Southern Pines Animal Shelter MS Suite Pups Adoption Program Innovative Partnerships
Spay-Neuter Action Project CA Tribal-SNAP Innovative Partnerships
Stafford Animal Shelter MT Managed Admissions Managed Admissions
Stray Hearts Animal Shelter NM Fiesta Salvando Vidas – Festival of Life Saving Innovative Marketing and PR
Ten Lives Club, Inc. NY Recruiting and Training New Fosters for At Risk Kittens Engaging Volunteers
The Arizona Pet Project AZ Partnering with Human Service Orgs to Save Lives Innovative Partnerships
The City of Amarillo Management and Welfare TX Increased Canine Adoptions Utlizing AI (Artificial Intelligence) During the Intake Process Innovative Partnerships
The Muskegon Humane Society MI ‘Paw”parazzi! Engaging Volunteers
The National Kitten Coalition VA Strengthening Kitten Life-Saving Skills for Veterinary Medical Professionals Innovative Partnerships
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Junior Advocats, a youth advocacy program Engaging Volunteers
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University VA Future Vets helping Shelter Pets Innovative Partnerships
Washington County SPCA OK Building a Volunteer Culture Engaging Volunteers
Yakima Humane Society WA Yakima Humane Society Pit Bull Marketing & PR Campaign Innovative Marketing and PR
Your Dog’s Friend MD Your Dog’s Friend – Video Project Innovative Marketing and PR