Maddie's Fund

Maddie's Fund®​ is a family foundation created in 1994 by Workday® co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million. Since then, the Foundation has awarded more than $237.6 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter management leadership, shelter medicine education and foster care across the U.S. The Duffields named Maddie's Fund after their Miniature Schnauzer Maddie, who always made them laugh and gave them much joy. Maddie was with Dave and Cheryl for ten years and continues to inspire them today. 

Maddie's Fund is the fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog, investing its resources to create a no-kill nation where every dog and cat is guaranteed a healthy home or habitat. #ThanksToMaddie.​

As part of our commitment to Maddie’s Fund, we are working with a coalition of animal welfare agencies called WeCARE. This coalition will work towards our common goals of increasing adoptions and reclaims and reducing euthanasia. 

Maddie’s Fund also encourages transparency in animal welfare agencies. This is accomplished by the standardized collection and publication of relevant statistics: number of animals coming into the shelter and number of animals being returned to their original owners, adopted into new homes, or euthanized. 

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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