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Maddie's Fund®

About Maddie's Fund

Maddie's Fund® (www.maddiesfund.org) is a family foundation endowed by the founder of Workday® and PeopleSoft, Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl. Maddie's Fund is helping to achieve and sustain a no-kill nation by providing solutions to the most challenging issues facing the animal welfare community through its grant giving, hands-on animal care, and research and education. Maddie's Fund is named after the family's beloved Miniature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997.

Maddie's® Grant Giving

Maddie's Fund grants are designed to help build and sustain a no-kill nation so that shelter dogs and cats can be guaranteed a loving home. The foundation provides strategic funding to collaborative organizations and communities that are leading the way in saving healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats through innovative marketing, adoption, customer service, and behavioral and medical programs. Grants are also awarded to establish shelter medicine programs at colleges of veterinary medicine so the specialized knowledge and skills of faculty and students can be incorporated in the effort to save all healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats nationwide.

Maddie's Institute

Maddie's Institute is the academic division of Maddie's Fund, providing cutting edge animal welfare information to shelter staff, veterinarians, rescue groups, and community members to increase the lifesaving of homeless dogs and cats. As the Institute grows and evolves, it will have the personnel, facility, and resources to tackle some of the most challenging problems facing the animal welfare community. Using rigorous academic standards and university caliber staff, the Institute will test current practices and research untried approaches for housing, nutrition, shelter medicine, and technology adapted for animal care. Findings will be disseminated to animal welfare stakeholders through conferences, classes, externships, internships, workshops, and distance learning. The Institute will also provide executive leadership training for individuals and thought leaders with a passion for animal welfare. Special programs will be offered to regional animal welfare staff, volunteers, and foster caregivers, as well as to local area youth (K through college) and the general public.

Maddie's Center

When it opens in 2014, Maddie's Center will offer a unique approach to homeless animal care, one in which each and every dog and cat will be treated as an individual family member rather than as part of a "herd." The tranquil environment will be more like a home than an institution to reflect the Center's integrative wellness approach to care. Center staff will pioneer new advances in shelter medicine, nutrition, housing, and technology adapted for animal care, making the Center a testing ground for new protocols and remedies to make it easier and less costly to treat and place homeless dogs and cats who are sick, injured or poorly behaved.

 


(Photo by Rick Edwards)

Photo by Rick Edwards

Maddie's Fund and the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Between 2005 and 2011, Maddie's Fund provided grants totaling more than $26 million to the Alliance to fund the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project in NYC and Maddie's Spay/Neuter Project in NYC to help the Alliance end the killing of healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats community-wide. The Alliance is the largest Maddie's Fund community project in the United States.

In 2011, Maddie's Fund also provided a one-year grant for the Maddie's Spay/Neuter Project for Stray Community Cats in NYC to provide free spays and neuters for feral and stray cats and kittens in New York City for certified TNR caretakers.

 

 

2012 Maddie's Pet Rescue Project in NYC Statistics

2011 Maddie's Pet Rescue Project in NYC Statistics

2010 Maddie's Pet Rescue Project in NYC Statistics

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2008 Maddie's Pet Rescue Project in NYC Statistics

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Media Coverage

PeopleSoft Founder Five Years After Oracle's Buyout

by Kym McNicholas, Forbes

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Amid Economic Challenges, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals Remains On-Track for "No-Kill" City Goal by 2015

Press Release by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mayor's No-Kill Initiative Reaches Midpoint

by Jonathan Weeks, The Epoch Times

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Progress Cited in 'No Kill' Goal for Animals

by Sewell Chan, The New York Times

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals on Track for 'No-Kill' City by 2015

Press Release by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Maddie's Fund Awards $300,000 For Competition To Adopt Hard To Place Pets

Press Release by Maddie's Fund

Monday, January 21, 2008

Maddie's claims success with NYC shelter animals

by JAVMA News

Friday, June 1, 2007

Zero Deaths for New York's Healthy Shelter Pets in February

Press Release by Maddie's Fund

March 2007

Maddie's Fund Gives $15.5 million for Animal Welfare

News For You: In the Mews, Cat Fancy

July 2005, p. 10

Couple Donates $93-Million to Foundation Dedicated to Improving Care of Pets

by Caroline Preston, The Chronicles of Philanthropy

Thursday, June 2, 2005

No More Homeless Pets News: Pups in Lights

Best Friends Magazine, March/April 2005, p. 24

NYC ATMs offer more than money: Mayor's Alliance for Animals uses technology to save lives

by Nikki Moustaki, Dog Fancy, April 2005, p. 16

Message from the President: Maddie's Fund Grant Receives Mayoral Recognition

by Jane Hoffman, Out of the Cage! (Volume 2: Issue 2/3)

February/March 2005

Alliance News: Maddie's Spay/Neuter Project Aims to Alter the Course of Pet Overpopulation in NYC

Out of the Cage! (Volume 2: Issue 2/3)

February/March 2005

Animal Adoption Agencies To Share Windfall Of $15.5M

by Amy Lotven, Queens Chronicle

Thursday, February 17, 2005

New York's doggy chic takes serious turn with 'no kill' plan

by Alexandra Marks, The Christian Science Monitor

Monday, February 14, 2005

Grant will save animals' lives, mayor says

by Michael Scholl, Staten Island Advance

Thursday, February 10, 2005

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$15.5M grant to aid animals

by Lisa L. Colangelo, New York Daily News

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Grant promotes pet adoption

by Dan Janison, Newsday

Wednesday, February 9, 2005

PeopleSoft's Duffield Puts Up Millions to Save NYC's Stray Pets

by Henry Goldman, Bloomberg.com

Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and ASPCA's President Ed Sayres Welcomed Maddie's Fund to New York City Today

Press Release by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Maddie's Fund Announce $15.5 Million Grant to New York City for Animal Adoption

Press Release by the Office of the Mayor of New York City

Wednesday, February 9, 2005

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Acknowledges Receipt of $15.5 Million Maddie's Fund Grant for NYC Animal Adoptions

Press Release by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Maddie's Fund to Give New York City $15.5 Million

Press Release by Maddie's Fund

January 2005

Message from the President: Maddie's Fund Grant Delivers Much-needed Funds to Help NYC's Homeless Animals

by Jane Hoffman, Out of the Cage! (Volume 2: Issue 1)

January 2005

NYC receives $15.5 million from Maddie's

by Best Friends Animal Society, No More Homeless Pets Weekly News

Sunday, December 26, 2004

Maddie's Fund Grant Offers $15.5 Million for NYC's Homeless Animals

Press Release by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Monday, December 20, 2004

Alliance News: What You Should Know About Maddie's Fund

by Jane Hoffman, President, Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Out of the Cage! (Volume 1: Issue 3)

December 2004

Alliance News: A Strategy for Transforming NYC into a "No-Kill" City

by Jane Hoffman, President, Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Out of the Cage! (Volume 1: Issue 1)

October 2004

Great Expectations! New Mayor's Alliance Comes to the Rescue of New York Animals

by Julie Richard, Best Friends Magazine, July/August 2004, pp. 12–17

Person of the Month: Jane Hoffman

The Manhattan Pet Gazette, Volume 1: Number 6, April 2003, p. 4

An Interview with Jane Hoffman, President and Chair of the Board, Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

by Maddie's Fund

March 2003

City's Death-Row Pets Have a Chance to Live

by Heidi Singer, Staten Island Advance

Sunday, January 12, 2003