Maddie’s Fund Announces Starter Grants Program to Build Animal Welfare Community Collaborations
Guided by its mission to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals, Maddie’s Fund is devoting its resources to help make the United States a “no-kill nation.” To that end, Maddie’s Fund seeks to support local coalitions that combine the talents and resources of adoption guarantee organizations, animal-control agencies, and traditional shelters to end the killing of healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats in their communities within ten years.
To help build coalitions, Maddie’s Fund has created a new series of grants. The fund’s Starter Grants offer coalitions monetary assistance as they work on the various components of their community collaborations: collecting shelter statistics; reporting shelter data using terminology/definitions presented in the Asilomar Accords; preparing yearly business plans; and formulating ten-year strategic plans.
Maddie’s Fund Starter Grants must be applied for in order, starting with the Community Shelter Data Grant (Grant Size: $10,000-$20,000). Coalitions that have been approved for a Community Shelter Data Grant and have received the first installment are eligible to apply for a Business Plan for Saving Lives Grant (Grant Size: $5,000-$10,000). Coalitions that receive a Business Plan Grant are eligible to apply for a Strategic Plan for Building a No-Kill Community Grant (Grant Size: $10,000-$20,000).
Coalitions of animal groups operating in any county, region, or state in the United States with a human population of 200,000 or more are eligible to apply for these grants. Any animal group can apply on behalf of its coalition. Applicants for Maddie’s Fund Starter Grants can be animal-control agencies, traditional shelters, or adoption-guarantee organizations. Animal groups that are located in Maddie’s Fund-supported project areas are not eligible to apply for this grant.
Maddie’s Fund Starter Grant applications/proposals can be submitted year round.
For complete grant program information and application and review processes, see the Maddie’s Fund Web site.
Primary Subject: Animal Welfare
Geographic Funding Area: National
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