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Thanks to Maddie's Fund -- Wednesday September 16th, 2015


St. Francis A.P.S would like to acknowledge Maddie’s Fund , whose mission is to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals. Maddie’s Fund is a family foundation founded in 1994 by Workday co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million. Since then, they have awarded more than $153 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 comforted them during stressful business times when Dave was launching a startup software company. Maddie was with Dave and Cheryl from 1987-1997 and continues to inspire them today. Their generous grants through adoption events, has helped place hundreds of deserving animals in their forever homes, including many St. Francis dogs and cats.


Silicon Valley Gives - Results! -- Wednesday May 7th, 2014

Blue (pictured below) is tickled pink to announce the final results of SV GIVES--the 24 hr Day of Giving!!! THANK YOU to everyone who donated to  St. Francis Animal Protection Society  --we raised $7,022 from 35 donors !!!

Our final ranking was 94th out of 406 small nonprofits and 185th out of all 674 nonprofits in the campaign!!!!!! 

Total Dollars Raised for SV Nonprofits: $7,935,704 by 
14633 Donors !!!!!

Silicon Valley Gives Fundraiser -- Tuesday May 6th, 2014

Silicon Valley, land of entrepreneurs and innovation, is preparing for another first on  Tuesday, May 6 , when the Silicon Valley Community Foundation holds Silicon Valley Gives. This 24 hour, online event brings together local non-profit organizations with the goal of inspiring and uniting our community in a love-filled, "give-a-thon" sprinkled with lots of corporate and foundation incentives like prizes and matches.

St. Francis Animal Protection Society is thrilled to be a part of this unique program. Want to stretch your donation dollar?  Pay with PayPal, and they'll give an extra 1% on top of your donation.  Can't sleep?  Starting at   midnight , there is a Kick-off Match.  Two to one dollar match up to $50,000 during the   Midnight   hour.  Like rolling the dice?  Random extra donations of $150 will be made hourly.  Grab your friends and choose a specific hour to donate and if SFAPS has the most individual donors within that hour, Sobrato Foundation will donate $2,000!

It's simple - the more money we raise, the more animals we can rescue. Meet Charlie, the one eyed 7 year old cocker spaniel we recently rescued from the San Jose shelter. This boy has a lot of love to give, and we are committed to providing the necessary cataract surgery so he can see out of his one eye.  Without your support, we are unable to rescue deserving animals like Charlie (pictured below). 

Veggie Grill Fundraiser Huge Success! -- Thursday April 3rd, 2014

The numbers are just in from our first ever Veggie Grill Santana Row Fundraiser – thank you to the 100 (!) people who came out to support us last week and who spent a total of $1500! VG will be donating 50% ($750!) to SFAPS and we want you to know that these much needed funds will help us save even more shelter animals. On behalf of all of our adorable adoptables, we want to thank YOU for your amazing support!

Leashes for Love -- Friday February 14th, 2014










Look how many leashes you donated! Our donations bin was so full we had to make multiple pick-ups! Well, our hearts are just as FULL of gratitude for everyone who made our Leashes for Love Campaign such a huge success! Massive thanks also goes to our partner Unleashed by Petco in Willow Glen not only for collecting our L4L items, but for hosting twice monthly adoption events for St. Francis APS rescue animals! Thanks to the staff at Unleashed for welcoming so many rescue groups into your store!


Pounds for Pounds Weigh In Challenge -- Tuesday February 11th, 2014

Look what you did! Thanks to all our wonderful supporters we far surpassed our goal in the Pounds for Pounds Weigh In Challlenge at Petco Unleashed and earned a whopping $500 in pet food and supplies for our shelter pets! A big shout out goes to Pinnacle Animal Hospital for promoting this challenge so faithfully on their Facebook page. Partners rock!