Exciting News for At-Risk Horses: The ASPCA Granted More than $1 Million to Equine Groups in 2015

January 14, 2016

Over the course of 2015, the ASPCA granted more than $1 million in equine-related grants to 124 organizations nationwide to support their efforts to rescue and rehabilitate horses. The grant funds supported several areas of equine welfare including large-scale rehabilitation, emergency relief grants, safety net programs, the nationwide ASPCA Help a Horse Day grants contest, and the Rescuing Racers Initiative, which aids in the rescue and rehabilitation of retired racehorses to save them from slaughter.

“Equine rescues and sanctuaries step in to care for abused and neglected horses, providing a vital service that promotes equine welfare, and the ASPCA is proud to assist these groups in their important work,” says Jacque Schultz, Senior Director of the ASPCA Equine Fund. “Horses have been a central part of the ASPCA’s mission for nearly 150 years, and we are grateful to our special supporters for their generosity that enables us to continue our work to protect horses.”

Most of the ASPCA’s equine-related grants are awarded as part of the ASPCA Equine Fund, which provides life-saving resources to support nonprofit equine welfare organizations around the country who work to rescue and protect horses. The grants benefit equine organizations striving to achieve best practices in both nonprofit management and equine care.

Please visit our Grants page to find more about ASPCA grant funding.