Maxfund, Inc.

Non-profit. No-kill.

aka dba MaxFund Animal Adoption Center   |   Denver, CO   |  MaxFund.org

Mission

MaxFund is a non-profit organization established to provide medical care for injured pets with no known owners and to find new homes for these animals once they have recovered. Further, the Maxfund is committed to the following goals:

Develop and implement education programs pertaining to animal care, with emphasis on the importance of spaying and neutering.

Disseminate information on spay/neuter facilities and, to conduct spay/neuter clinics for pets of low income families.

Be a voice for the animals on issues of animal welfare

Cooperate with other animal facilities/shelter in accomplishing these goals.

Notes from the nonprofit

MaxFund Animal Adoption Center has, for over 30 years, led the no-kill movement in Colorado. We welcome you to support our organization as we continue to change and grow for the benefit of the animals we serve, and their families.

Ruling year info

1990

Co-founder/Director

Ms. Nanci Suro

Main address

720 West 10th Avenue

Denver, CO 80204 USA

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EIN

84-1116882

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our Disaster Recovery Program is actively working to ensure that when disaster strikes a community, the animals injured and/or displaced in the disaster area have somewhere safe to go. With animal shelters full around the country, disasters cause an influx of displaced animals, and seldom is there adequate space for each of them. MaxFund works to address this problem by being ever ready to assist these communities. Our supporters look to assist us with ensuring our ability to get to the troubled area in a timely manner, and transport animals already waiting for forever homes in local shelters out of the disaster zone. This frees up necessary space to make room for displaced animals separated from their families who may now be looking for them.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Outreach Program

Outreach Program goes into rural communities and spay/neuters and vaccinates animals for low-income people's pets. We also have a clinic in Denver that is lowcost clinic to help people with thier pets.

Population(s) Served
Adults

MaxFund foster volunteers take puppies, kittens, and special needs animals into their homes, providing a safe, family environment for our animals most deemed needing such individual care.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

MaxFund uses its Mobile RV to transport animals out of areas deemed disaster areas. For example, we removed over 50 dogs and cats from the affects of the hurricane that devastated parts of Texas in 2017, and we continue to take in animals from the devastation of Puerto Rico in 2017.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Families

MaxFund works with other local organizations to provide pet food for families with pets they cannot afford to feed, using dog and cat food donated to us, that we are not able to use.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Seniors

Working with animal organizations in Kosovo, MaxFund routinely accepts dogs flown from Kosovo to the United States, assuming their health care and socialization needs, and working to find families for them when they are deemed ready by or staff.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

4 star charity navigator for 5 consecutive years 2009

Charity Navigator

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Annual Reports.

Number of animals euthanized

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

We do not euthanize animals.

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

PACFA total live intake numbers.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

PACFA Adoption numbers.

Number of sheltered animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

PACFA Total Outcomes.

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Petpoint numbers. Includes animals that must live out their lives at MaxFund due to health or behavior issues.

Number of dogs walked daily by our volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Approximately 60-80 each year.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Annual Reports.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To help have a most humane society. Giving a helping hand to people's pets and helping with food, medical care. We take injured animals and do whatever surgery is necessary to get them healthy and find new homes for tahem. We provide a safe haven for the animals as we are a true no kill shelter, we do not presort the animals, who ever comes to our door we accept. They receive treatment like they are our personal pets.
MaxFund is a non-profit true no-kill shelter and adoption center that challenges the traditional methods of animal sheltering by leading the no-kill movement in Colorado. MaxFund strives to give animal, including the injured, abandoned and abused "a second chance at life."

We are committed to our mission, welcoming any cat or dog we have the ability to care for, regardless of its health status or adoptability. We continue to work to ensure that every animal taken into MaxFund receives the best care possible. Once the needs of the animals are met, we begin to look for a suitable family for them.

We have a dog shelter, cat shelter, vet clinic and mobile unit, and the staff and volunteers necessary to uphold our mission with integrity and accountability.

We own all of our buildings, equipment, vehicles and we are debt free.

We still strive for acreage and a house for pets to retire.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Maxfund, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms Elizabeth Grice

First Data Corp

Term: 2008 - 2011


Board co-chair

Dr. William Suro

Veterinarian/director MaxFund Wellness Clinic

Term: 2008 - 2011

Elizabeth Grice

First Data PR director

William Suro

Veterinarian/director MaxFund Wellness clinic

Jan Eckhard

Retired biologist

Tami Tanoue

Kelly Wells

State Farm

Barbara Weller

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/24/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/24/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.