Maddie's Fund

Maddie's Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals.

Maddie's Fund® is a family foundation established in 1994 by Dave and Cheryl Duffield and is the fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog, Maddie. She provided them much joy from 1987 – 1997 and continues to inspire them today.

The Foundation has awarded nearly $250 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, pioneering shelter medicine education and establishing foster care as a standard across the U.S.

Maddie’s Fund proudly offers the industry a national voice, important funding opportunities for bold ideas, learning

resources and access to collaborate and share lifesaving ideas. The Foundation invests its resources in a commitment to keeping pets and people together, creating a safety net of care for animals in need and operating within a culture of inclusiveness and humility. #ThanksToMaddie.

In 2009, the County of Santa Clara  Animal Care & Control received a $20,000 grant from Maddie's Fund. To meet the requirements of the grant, we publish our shelter statistics yearly. 

In September 2013, the County of Santa Clara Animal Care & Control division received $58,500 as a result of participating in Maddie's Fund Pet Adoption Days in June 2013. We thank all that adopted and those who contributed in making this a huge success!

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