Maddie’s Fund is a family foundation created in 1994. The foundation was created by Workday co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife Cheryl. The duo have subsidized the foundation with more than $300 million.
Since first being created, the foundation has awarded more than $187 million in grants that go to increase lifesaving shelter medicine education and pet adoptions across the United States. The mission of the foundation is to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals, according to its website.
The Duffield’s named the foundation to honor their miniature schnauzer, Maddie. This dog was with them for ten years and Maddie’s Fund is the promise they made to their dog. It will continue to invest its resources to create a no-kill nation. The goal of the fund is to see that every cat and dog is guaranteed a healthy home or habitat.
In September, the Carbon County Animal Shelter was awarded a $1,000 check from the foundation. This was granted to support the operation of the facility and was possible to receive due to the shelter registering for the fund’s Shelter Animals Count Program. This particular program helps keep track of shelter animals in the area.
The shelter posted on their Facebook page that they wanted to give the foundation a huge thank you and hope that it can continue its support all across the nation.