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Grant Opportunity for BIPOC-Led Organizations

  • 1.  Grant Opportunity for BIPOC-Led Organizations

    Posted 02-14-2022 09:26 AM
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    Maddie's Fund is introducing a new grant opportunity to support the operations of U.S.-based Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-led government agencies or nonprofit animal welfare or veterinary medicine organizations. Our focus is on organizations who primarily deal with dogs and/or cats and/or their people. Please reach out to us at 925.310.5450 or if you have any questions about your eligibility.

    This $1 million grant opportunity is intended to provide operating support to qualifying organizations. Grants will range from $5,000 to $50,000 depending on community size, organization size and demographics and impact the organization has in their community. 

    To be eligible for this grant, your organization must:

    - Be a U.S.-based government or non-profit animal welfare or veterinary medicine organization who focuses on dogs and/or cats and whose head of organization (Executive Director, President, etc.) is BIPOC.
    - Be current on Maddie's Fund grant reporting, if you've received a grant from us in the past.
    - Be an active participant in Shelter Animals Count, if applicable to your organization (If approved for a grant, you agree to join the Maddie's Fund Coalition in Shelter Animals Count).
    - Submit a completed report through the Maddie's Fund Grants Portal. Incomplete applications may not be reviewed.

    To Apply

    Applications will be accepted Monday, March 14, 2022 at 12:01am PT through Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 5pm PT.

    To apply, you'll need to fill out the application in the Maddie's Fund Grants Portal. If this is your first time accessing our grants portal, you'll need to create an account by clicking 'New User?' on the login page. Please note that the login information used for the Grants Portal is different than what is used to access Maddie's Pet Forum and Maddie's University. 

    You can prepare your answers before the application window opens by reviewing the attached sample application or in the related links section of the Grants Portal. This sample is provided for reference only and questions are subject to change. To apply for this grant, you must do so through the Maddie's Fund Grants Portal.

    If you have any questions about this grant opportunity, our application or our grants portal, please contact us at 925.310.5450 or



    Charlotte Otero
    Community Strategist at Maddie's Fund