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2019 Grant Cycle Open Now

The EQUUS Foundation is committed to putting an end to the abuse and neglect of America's horses by providing opportunities for horses to thrive as athletes, companions, teachers and healers.

We focus our efforts on vetting and investing in equine charities that provide:
• Shelter and rehabilitation for America's horses subjected to abuse and neglect, and at risk for slaughter;
• Retraining and re-homing of America's horses in transition with careers as athletes, companions, teachers, and especially healers;
•  Opportunities for horses to change people's lives, especially in the area of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) for people with special needs;
• Peaceful and humane retirement and end of life for aged horses that ensure that they are able to live out their lives in comfort and with dignity.

The funding cycle for 2019 grants opened on January 1. Only equine charities that receive the 2019 EQUUS Foundation Guardian Designation are eligible to receive financial support from the EQUUS Foundation. Priority is given to charities that receive the Guardian designation on or before May 31, 2019.


Guardians
Why Become A Guardian?

While the Guardian designation is not an "endorsement", being a Guardian provides vital information to individuals seeking information on the services provided by participating organizations, and also the means for participating organizations to share their best practices.

Sharing extensive data about your programs, horse care practices, and governance will allow us to make use of critical information on a national scale to raise public awareness of the value of horses now and in the future.


Incentives

FINANCIAL SUPPORT
• Only organizations designated as EQUUS Foundation Guardians are eligible to receive financial support from the EQUUS Foundation.
Read Now: Transparency Awards
Read Now: Platinum Performance
Horse Welfare Awards

DONATE BUTTON
• Only organizations designated as Guardians are eligible to receive a DONATE BUTTON on their profile page where 100% of the donations are distributed back to the Guardian and receive 100% of donations made through the EQUUS Foundation.

NEXT CHAPTERS
• Only organizations designated as Guardians are eligible to participate in our Next Chapters program.
Horses Available Listings
Horses Wanted Listings
• Only organizations designated as Guardians are eligible to be invited to participate in EQUUS Foundation Next Chapter events.

SOCIAL MEDIA
• Only organizations designated as Guardians are promoted in our social media.

AUCTION REWARDS
• Only organizations designated as Guardians are eligible to participate in our Auction Rewards program, which allows our Guardians to provide auction items for online auctions held in association with EQUUS Foundation fundraising events. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the auction item(s) are distributed back to the Guardian that donates the item(s).
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OUR NEXT ONLINE AUCTION
Winter Equestrian Festival
Feb. 20-24, 2019
Wellington, Florida

WISH LISTS/VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
• Only organizations designated as Guardians are eligible to post Wish List items and Volunteer Opportunities on their profile page.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
How to Become a Guardian . . .

In order to be designated as a Guardian, an organization must first join our Equine Welfare Network. Click here to join our Equine Welfare Network.

If your organization is already participating on our network, click here to log into your network profile and follow the online instructions to update your Guardian information.



About EQUUS Foundation: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, also known as Horse Charities of America, the only national animal welfare charity in the United States 100% dedicated to protecting America's horses and strengthening the bond between people and horses. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact the EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail: mail@equusfoundation.org, Website: www.equusfoundation.org.