From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 1999:

ALAMEDA, Calif.––Former San
Francisco SPCA president Richard Avanzino
on February 25 released grant application
guidelines for the Duffield Family Foundation,
doing business as Maddie’s Fund.
Like Maddie’s Adoption Center, at
the SF/SPCA, Maddie’s Fund exists in
memory of Maddie, the late beloved dog of
computer software magnates Dave and
Cheryl Duffield. Maddie’s Fund was created
with a $200 million endowment for the
specific purpose of helping communities
across the U.S. achieve no-kill control of dog
and cat populations––as San Francisco did
during Avanzino’s tenure at the SF/SPCA.

“There are two important questions
to consider first before you prepare a
Maddie’s Fund proposal,” Avanzino stated.
“First, do you have a collaborative project
that requests funding for no-kill/affirmative
care operations and includes as a minimum
the participation of the local animal control
agencies and traditional shelters in your target
community? Second, do you have a
strategy that will have an immediate, direct
and quantifiable impact, that can be measured
each day in additional adoptions and
spay/neuter surgeries, and fewer deaths of
dogs and cats?”
Avanzino said “Maddie’s Fund
will initially concentrate its grant-making
efforts in California, in particular among
communities in northern California. We will
not support animal welfare groups operating
outside the U.S. at this time,” although he
said the Duffields might look abroad later.
The complete Maddie’s Fund
guidelines will be published as a two-page ad
in the April edition of ANIMAL PEOPLE.
Maddie’s Fund may be contacted
c/o 2223 Santa Clara Avenue, Suite B,
Alameda, CA 94501; 510-337-8989; fax
510-337-8988; >>info@maddies.org<<.

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