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The Duffield Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-09-01

At A Glance

The Duffield Family Foundation

(doing business as Maddie's Fund)

6150 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 125

Pleasanton, CA United States 94588-3170

Telephone: (510) 337-8989


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $297,206,493

Total giving: $19,614,090






Established in 2000 in NV; merged with Maddie's Fund in 2008 - Founded by Dave Duffield, founder of the financial management and human capital management software vendor Workaday, Inc. He is also the co-founder, former Chair. and C.E.O. of PeopleSoft, which, from 1987-2005, provided human resource management systems and customer relationship management software. The foundation makes good on a promise the Duffields made to their beloved Miniature Schnauzer, Maddie, to give back in dollars that which Maddie gave to them in companionship and love. Maddie passed away in 1997, but thanks to this one little dog, abandoned shelter animals have new opportunities to find loving homes in which they, too, may share in the joy and love that Dave and Cheryl enjoyed with Maddie.

Purpose and Activities

Giving to create a no-kill nation where all healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats are guaranteed a loving home. To achieve this goal, the foundation is investing its resources in: community collaborations where animal welfare organizations come together to develop successful models of lifesaving; veterinary colleges to help shelter medicine become part of the veterinary curriculum; private practice veterinarians to encourage greater participation in the animal welfare cause; and the implementation of national strategies to collect and report shelter statistics.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Colleges of Veterinary Medicine Grants

The program supports U.S. Colleges of Veterinary Medicine developing shelter medicine programs. There are six different funding opportunities available.

Community Collaborative Project

The program supports collaborations of animal welfare organizations and veterinarians aiming to achieve a no-kill community for shelter dogs and cats.

Lifesavings Awards

The program recognizes communities that have achieved an adoption guarantee for all healthy shelter dogs and cats, or that have achieved no-kill for shelter dogs and cats.

Medical Equipment Grants

The program provides medical equipment funds for adoption guarantee shelters that employ at least one full-time veterinarian.

Starter Grants

The program offers starter grants to support coalitions that collect and report shelter data, create a Pet Evaluation Matrix, and develop a one-year business plan and a ten-year strategic plan to save the lives of more cats and dogs.

Fields of Interest

  • Animal adoptions
  • Animal population control
  • Animal rescue and rehabilitation
  • Animal welfare
  • Domesticated animals
  • Environment
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $297,206,493 (market value)

Gifts received: $12,322,486

Expenditures: $26,635,437

Total giving: $19,614,090

Qualifying distributions: $23,943,219

Giving activities include:

$19,614,000 for 182 grants (high: $5,586,500; low: $1,400)