The MAHF mission is to provide financial assistance to individuals and institutions in order to benefit the health and welfare of animals.
Founded in 1969 by the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, the Michigan Animal Health Foundation (MAHF) was created to allow those who love animals an opportunity to donate money to assist in improving animal health and well-being through tax-exempt contributions. MAHF provides grants to those working on research and educational projects that help animals to have longer, better, and healthier lives and advance the practice of medicine.
The Companion Animal Fund (CAF) was created to subsidize non-elective veterinary care for pets whose owners would otherwise be unable to afford it. Some of the groups most dependent on companion animals often experience difficulty in obtaining treatment in the case of unforeseen circumstances due to inadequate finances. Thus, MAHF created the Companion Animal Fund to help pet owners who have income under the federal poverty level, are on Medicaid or are on WIC (Women Infants & Children) get the necessary care for their beloved animals.