Maddie’s Fund partnership with Best Friends supporting no-kill animal programs

“Maddie’s Fund has been a pivotal, strategic partner to Best Friends for years. We are forever grateful for such a dedicated and pioneering partner in this work.”

Gregory Castle, CEO

Maddie's Fund logoIn 2017, Maddie’s Fund® provided Best Friends Animal Society with a $1.15M leadership grant in support of our goal to take the entire nation no-kill by 2025.

This partnership is fueling Best Friends’ work in several ways including the key components of: building regional coalitions and facilitating regional animal welfare summits across the U.S.; mentoring five cities within the Best Friends Network to launch trap-neuter-return and spay-neuter-return programs; leveraging technology and innovation to develop ideas, applications and project developing a community in Maddie’s® Pet Forum for Best Friends Network partners to more easily connect and share advice and important resources. Together, with Maddie’s Fund, we are on the fast track to save lives and transform communities.

Check out the stories below to get a deeper glimpse into our partnership with Maddie’s Fund:
Hacking to Save Homeless Pets
2016 Best Friends National Conference
Helping Louisiana’s Flooded Pets


About 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 $187.8 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter medicine education, and pet adoptions 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.