ASPCA Equine Fund
The ASPCA Equine Fund
ASPCA Equine Fund (AEF) offers lifesaving resources for equine rescues and sanctuaries. Through a combination of financial help, in-person and online training, and sharing of best practices, AEF works to improve the health and welfare of those saving the nation's horses.
The AEF provides grants to organizations across the country that work to reduce the suffering of equines at risk of hunger, homelessness and cruel slaughterhouse deaths. Additional funds are provided to humane organizations facing large-scale equine cruelty cases and natural disasters.
In 2011 – a record-breaking year – the ASPCA provided more than $1.5 million to equine groups in 38 states, outdistancing 2010's total by $600,000. Grants are earmarked for programs focused on reducing suffering of horses, mules, donkeys, ponies and minis.
Read the general guidelines to see if your organization is eligible, and then learn about the grant application and approval process. ASPCA Grants Director Adam Liebling provides tips for first-time grant-seekers, and AEF Senior Director Jacque Schultz shares how following through with grant requirements can set you up for success.
Looking for ways to conduct a successful capital campaign no matter what your size, resources or timeline? Read how Denkai Animal Sanctuary raised $115,000 in just six weeks.
The ASPCA Million Dollar Rescuing Racers Initiative, made possible by a generous donor, aids in the rescue of retired racehorses. Instead of facing slaughter, the horses are rehabilitated and given a new lease on life.
In the wake of a devastating hay shortage, the ASPCA provided $250,000 to feed at-risk horses in two states.
2014 workshops are already planned across the country. Find out when we’ll be near you.
Watch webinars on topics of interest to equine professionals:
- Recruiting and Keeping Equine Volunteers
- The Basics of Engaging Donors through Direct Mail
- Building a Better Website
- Applying for an Equine Grant
- Investigating and Litigating Equine Abuse Cases
- Forming a 501(c)(3)
We enjoy conducting site visits across the country so we can follow up on grant requests – or just get to know equine professionals and their organizations. Click here to find out more.
The AEF publishes an e-newsletter with information on fundraising, model programs and best practices in equine rescue and rehabilitation. Useful tips are also provided, such as these for horse caretakers who need help maximizing their hay supplies.
The AEF cooperates with other equine resources that can also provide support and information. The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries works at an international level to help equine rescues and sanctuaries improve animal care, obtain funding and connect with the larger animal protection community. The Homes for Horses Coalition is a collective of professionals working together to advance equine protection by promoting growth and professionalism in the equine protection community.