The Foundation accepts funding requests that accomplish its mission to improve the welfare of horses.

Prioritizing requests that impact horses on a national and international scope or where emergency funding is needed.

The Foundation will not grant funds for the following:

1. For-profit individuals or groups.
2. Unwanted/Retirement Horse Programs – facilities or programs that care for unwanted or retirement horses. This includes horses that may have been abandoned, abused, or neglected.
3. Unsolicited Equine Research – Individual equine research projects that have not been solicited directly through a call for pre-proposals, such as The Foundation’s graduate student/resident research grant – see below. However, the Foundation will consider applications for emergency research and for equine research workshops that assist with the prioritization, education, and/or collaboration of equine research.

Download this General Grant Application and this Project Grant Budget Form to apply by June 30, 2021. 

Equitarian / Working Equid Support – programs that benefit working equids of the world, particularly those in impoverished areas. Priority is given to programs with the broadest reach or that work toward sustainability within the population visited.

Download this Working Equid Project Grant Application and this Working Equid Project Grant Budget Form to apply by June 30, 2021.

Disaster Preparedness and Relief – programs that help multiple horses affected by natural disasters including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, drought, blizzards, wildfires, earthquakes, and health disasters (epidemics), with emphases on emergency aid and disaster preparedness. Note: Disaster Preparedness applications are only accepted once a year; however, Disaster Relief grant applications may be considered at any time year-round. Please use the above General Grant Application for apply for Disaster Preparedness or Relief funds.

Graduate Student/Resident Equine Research Grant Applications: CLICK HERE for more information or to apply.

Questions – about any of the above, please contact Elaine Young at or call (859) 233-0147.