Director of Grants
As the director of grants, Shelly Thompson oversees all aspects of grantmaking for Maddie's Fund®, from legal compliance to management of grants budgeting, requests, payments and reporting. She works with the Executive Leadership Team and Senior Management Team to develop grant opportunities and encourage grant proposals that advance the foundation's strategic goals and mission. She also serves on the board of both Shelter Animals Count and Animal Grantmakers.
Back in 2002, after eight years at leading technology company PeopleSoft, Inc., Shelly jumped at the opportunity to work at Maddie's Fund. She believes this is a very exciting time in animal welfare, with so much progress having been made in her time at Maddie's Fund, and is thrilled to be able to help shepherd that progress even further.
Growing up with six dogs and four cats taught Shelly about the fantastic things companion animals provide: unconditional love, support, caring and companionship. A lesson that paid off for a little black and white dog named Jack, Shelly's current best friend. Shelly is a California native currently living in San Francisco. Go Giants!