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From the Red Rover website, many resources listed that includes horses. ... inary-care


PO Box 188890
Sacramento, CA 95818

Tax ID: 68-0124097
United Animal Nations d.b.a. RedRover" ... tions.aspx
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Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:12 am

One more for those who work in therapeutic settings.

HHRF is currently accepting proposals for research projects investigating the effects of Equine Assisted Activities on military veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2014. Learn more about applying here or read this press release here."

1/7/14 1:23 PM
Call for Proposals: EAA Research on Veterans with PTSD/TBI
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HHRF 2014 Call for Research
DUE May 15, 2014

$50,000 Available to EAA Researchers Studying Military Veterans
with PTSD or TBI

HHRF Accepting Applications until May 15, 2014 for Grants up to $50,000
Chagrin Falls, OH -
January 4, 2014
Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) announces
an open call for proposals of research to investigate the therapeutic effects of equine-assisted
activities (EEA) on military veterans experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). This is the second call for proposals designated for veterans research,
made possible by the Caisson Platoon Equine Assisted Programs (CPEAP) who provided seed
funding. The CPEAP originally approached HHRF to designate a call for proposals to address the
growing numbers of mental health issues among veterans and the lack of high-quality research into
EAA. Deadline for submission of proposals is May 15, 2014.

Grants are selected on a competitive basis, taking into account scientific merit, scientific and clinical
significance and relevance. Preference will be given to investigators with solid credentials and
research experience. All applications undergo a rigorous four-tier review process completed by the
scientific review committee. The average grant award is $50,000 for up to a 1.5 year period.

"Thanks to the Caisson Platoon Equine Assisted Programs, we are able to issue this second call for
proposals specific to veterans with PTSD or TBI," said Lynn Shaw, HHRF Board President. "It is
because of visionaries like CPEAP that the promise of EAA can be realized and deserving veterans
can be helped. We are grateful for their continued support."

Information for applicants, including application materials, previously funded projects, review
guidelines and more are available at Researchers interested in finding local
EEA programs for possible collaboration may contact HHRF for assistance..." (link above)
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Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:24 am

New grant announcement. For 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Includes capital campaigns. $4,000. Doesn't specifically exclude horses or donkey/mules. ... ation.html

The Meacham Foundation Memorial Grant was established in 1969, in memory of Ms. Tressa Meacham, to provide financial assistance to agencies for shelter expansion or improvements.

Only animal sheltering agencies (public or private) and rescue groups are considered for the Meacham Foundation Memorial Grant.

Individuals, businesses and corporations are not provided for in the guidelines of the fund.

Grant money must be used to increase and/or improve the quality of care given to animals. Grants may be awarded in any amount up to $4,000.

Funding to any one agency is limited to $4,000 per fiscal year.

The Meacham Foundation Memorial Grant can help with projects such as:

Animal environment enrichment

Equipment for veterinary care

Equipment for spay/neuter

Kennel or cattery renovation

Capital campaigns

Equipment that positively impacts the welfare of animals in the shelter

Meacham Grants may not be used for supplementing an agency’s operating budget, reducing deficits, purchasing vehicles, fundraising (e.g., gift shops, thrift stores), or for performing routine maintenance.

Agencies receiving grants for construction or capital improvement must either: 1) own the property on which such improvements will be made; or 2) hold a long-term lease, with a minimum of five years remaining, on the property and/or facility.

Organizations receiving funds for any purpose are accountable to American Humane Association for the use of the grant monies as designated in the proposal.

At the completion of the project, or one year after the date of the award (whichever comes first), the grantee must submit a report indicating the deposition of funds and photographic or other evidence of the construction, improvement, or equipment provided by the grant.

A plaque or other permanent acknowledgement of the award must be displayed by organizations that receive awards from this grant.

Organizations may be requested to forward copies of receipts, invoices, and other documents in support of their report.

All materials, including photographs, become the property of American Humane Association and will not be returned to the submitting party.

Before submitting an application, applicants must ensure that it includes all of the following documents or their request will be considered incomplete and may be discarded:

Copy of 501(c)(3) determination letter

Completed application

Signed general release (Revised version includes the photo and media release).

A detailed description of the project plan and its impacts for the animals as well as the agency/organization.

A detailed project completion plan.
A project budgetary proposal including quotes and estimated costs for implementation.

Visit the website to apply online.
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Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:37 am

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Applications for grants from the Equine Fund, administered by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Grants from $500 to $15,000 will be given to equine-welfare organizations. Grants will support housing and rehabilitation of equine victims of cruelty seizures; emergency feed, hay, and supplements; training programs; safety net programs; and capital improvements and expansion programs. Additional information is available on the society's Web site. Who may apply: equine-welfare organizations that are classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Contact: ASPCA Equine Fund
Web site:
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Applications for grants from the American Humane Association's Second Chance Fund. Grants of up to $2,000 each will support animal-welfare organizations, public or private, that provide medical care for abused and neglected animals. Groups that are assisting animals abandoned because of Hurricane Katrina are also eligible. Applications must be received no later than six months following intake of the animal(s). Additional information is available on the organization's Web site. Who may apply: animal-welfare organizations that are classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Contact: AHA
Web site:
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Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:35 am

AAEP Foundation
Deadline May 1 (applications accepted Feb 1 through May 1) ... f0ptgirqj7

Funds: The AAEP Foundation accepts equine specific funding requests that are dedicated to improving the welfare of the horse. Funds are awarded to those requests that have the most impact on a national and/or international level and for multiple horses. The horse must be the end beneficiary of any program that is funded by the Foundation.

This could be funding to develop or enhance communication and assistance networks (education and outreach) to prevent horses from being abandoned at auctions. That national network many people talk about having that is still so fragmented. Application guidelines and forms on the site.

From the guidelines, "The AAEP Foundation’s mission is:

To serve as the charitable arm of the AAEP to improve the welfare of the horse.

• Goal A: AAEP Foundation will be the authority to identify, focus and promote equine research and disseminate the results.
• Goal B: AAEP Foundation will serve as a financial resource for AAEP’s Educational Initiatives to the veterinary profession and the equine community.
• Goal C: AAEP Foundation will fund leadership initiatives on current and emerging issues in the equine community.
• Goal D: AAEP Foundation will fund & develop benevolent endeavors that support the health & welfare of the horse, as well as the equine community.

It often helps to talk with the development people before submitting a grant. The application identifies Jodie Bingham, Foundation Development Coordinator, as the contact.

American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation
4075 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
859-233-1968 FAX


Good luck!
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The Park Foundation ... rants.html

"The Foundation supports nationally-significant efforts to ensure the humane treatment, care and well-being of domestic animals and the protection and conservation of endangered wildlife and wildlife in captivity in the U.S. The program supports innovative, comprehensive, solution-oriented models that lead to systemic change, reduce suffering, and foster a more compassionate society.

Domestic Animals support national efforts to reduce the number of homeless companion animals through the development of model high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter services and corresponding public education initiatives. The Foundation also supports public education and advocacy efforts to eradicate animal fighting practices.

Wildlife supports nationally-significant efforts to advance the protection and conservation of wildlife with an emphasis on policy and advocacy work related to threatened and endangered species. Another specific area of interest is the lifelong care of primates rescued from research laboratories, entertainment and/or the pet trade.

Grants made to select animal shelters and wildlife rescue organizations in specific geographic regions are at the Foundation's initiative."

The Park Foundation's application process strives to minimize unnecessary work for prospective grantees while collecting the information needed to determine whether a project, program or organization has funding potential.

At this time, emailed or faxed proposals are not accepted. Please submit all written correspondence to Park Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 550, Ithaca, New York 14851. PLEASE NOTE: As of March 17, 2014, our NEW street address is 140 Seneca Way, Suite 100., Ithaca, NY 14850.

Submitting A Proposal:

Before developing a proposal, prospective grantees should consult Program Interests to determine potential for funding. Calls or emails to program staff are also welcome to help assess fit with program interests. The application instructions and form are downloadable here:


The submission deadlines for 2014 are: January 3; April 4; July 7; and September 26. Proposals must arrive at the Foundation's office by the dates listed to be considered for a grant at the next quarterly Board meeting.

All proposals received will be acknowledged by email, usually within a week of receipt.

While the Foundation does not guarantee it, most decisions on full proposals are made within the quarter. Occasionally proposals are deferred to a subsequent quarter for reasons of volume, need for additional review, or other circumstances. Applicants will be notified if a deferral occurs.

Letters Of Inquiry:

Prospective applicants may want to consider submitting a Letter of Inquiry as a preliminary step before submitting a full proposal. Although a Letter of Inquiry is not required before submitting a full proposal, the Foundation does recommend it specifically for (1) documetary requests and (2) when an organization is new to the Foundation.

Letters of Inquiry may be submitted at any time and are reviewed on an ongoing basis. The Foundation requests that applicants submit: (1) a cover letter that includes a summary of the project and (2) an inquiry cover sheet, downloadable here:


General Inquiries:

Foundation staff may be reached at (607) 272-9124, or questions can be directed to, whereupon they will be forwarded to the appropriate staff for response.
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ASPCA *be aware this group is an animal rights policy organization*
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
Amount: $25,000 Grants are typically for one year or under and generally range from $3,000-$25,000
Requests should not exceed 10% of an organization's annual budget. Grants will not general operations or feed programs.
Application: Online
Deadline: Applications close Friday, May 26, 2014 at 5 pm ET
Summary: Applications for grants through the Animals Rescuing Racers Initiative of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty. Grants of up to $25,000 each will support established equine sanctuaries in good standing that rescue and rehabilitate retired racehorses of any breed. Eligible applicants must rehabilitate and place 12 or more retired racehorses or offer sanctuary to 25 or more retirees annually, and must take back returns if adoptions fail.

Contact: Jacque Schultz, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Web site: ... initiative
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Fri May 22, 2015 6:12 pm

Morris Animal Foundation
Deadline July 15 ... ge-animal/
Large Animal Studies

Large Companion Animal (Horses and Llamas/Alpacas): Proposals for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to large companion animal health and welfare are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Funding decisions will be made in late October 2015 with grant awards starting as early as December 1, 2015.

Click here for the online application instructions >

Click here to view current large animal studies >

The Morris Animal Foundation invests in science to advance animal health by funding scientific studies for companion animals, horses, and wildlife. Since its founding in 1948, the foundation has invested more than $92 million in studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments, preventions, and cures for animals.

The foundation is accepting applications for large animal research studies. Grants awarded through the Large Animal Studies program support research projects on topics relevant to the health and welfare of large companion animals, including horses and llamas/alpacas.

Visit the Morris Animal Foundation website for complete program guidelines, information about previously funded studies, and application instructions.
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Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:17 am

This grant is for anti-doping research and development in human sports, but I think with some talking to the program people, especially with the people involved in racing, a case could be made for animal research. Many of these drugs cross back and forth between human and animal athletes and it could be helpful to all research to be comprehensive. Like other health issues and research. It is called comparative research.

So for the powers that be, here is one opportunity that might expand the discussion to protect (ultimately) all athletes.

I didn't look to see how much is available, but given the organizations involved, suspect if the proposal is sound, the dollars could be significant.

"The PCC has supported world-class research since 2009, spending more than $8.0 M to support novel science. Research and grant-making are the foundation of the PCC and are the focus of everyday business activity. PCC-supported research contributes to a movement in addressing doping’s root causes and ultimately decreasing the use of performance-enhancing drugs by all participants in all sports at all levels of play.

With an emphasis on original work that focuses on improving existing analytical methods for detecting particular drugs, developing new analytical methods to test for substances not currently detectable, and discovering cost-​effective approaches for testing widely abused substances across all levels of sport, the following areas of investigation reflect the PCC&'s current research priorities:

Developing methods of cost-effective testing to detect and deter the use of banned and illegal substances.
Developing testing protocols to detect designer substances used for doping purposes.
Improving existing analytical methods to detect particular drugs, ex. GH, IGF-1, EPO, hCG.
Developing analytical methods to detect performance enhancing drugs not currently detectable.
Longitudinal urinary excretion patterns, metabolism and dose-concentration.
Critical reviews to support interpretation of laboratory data.
Alternative specimens, (ex. oral fluid, dried blood/plasma spots) for testing."
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