General Grant requests directly impacting the welfare of horses in the designated Foundation mission areas of Education, Horses in Transition and/or Disaster Preparedness. Prioritizing requests that impact horses on a national and international scope or where emergency funding is needed.

The Foundation WILL CONSIDER grant funds for the following:

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.

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.

Horses in Transition – programs that are designed to support the welfare of multiple horses in transition through action and education may be considered. Please note the Foundation DOES NOT fund specific rescue retirement, or unwanted horse facilities/programs that care for, adopt or rehome  horses directly.

Education – programs that support the education of equine veterinary students and/or the retention of equine veterinarians in the profession may also be considered.

Please note that applications require the inclusion of your IRS letter confirming 501(c)3 tax exempt status and Budget. Please have them ready to upload with your online application.

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.

If you are unsure if your program would be considered for funding, please contact us prior to completing an application. If you have questions about any of the above, please contact Elaine Young at or call (859) 233-0147.