ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative Request for Proposals
Timeframe: April 16 - May 10, 2019
For organizations supporting the rescue and rehabilitation of retired racehorses of any breed
The ASPCA is requesting proposals aimed at increasing the number of horses placed in new homes and careers by organizations providing rescue and rehabilitation for retired racers. Up to $235,000 in total is available for this program. Funds are restricted to expenses related to rehabilitation and training only.
Organizations that are established 501(c)(3) equine service organizations located within the United States, in good standing with the ASPCA, including no overdue progress or other reporting requirements from previous grants
Must participate in the rehabilitation and placement of 10 or more retired race horses (of any breed) annually
Must take back their returns when adoptions fail for whatever reason
Must transfer ownership to adopters within a reasonable period of time
Must be accredited by TAA and/or GFAS. Waivers will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Funding is available to support the increase in capacity and efficiency of programs adopting out retired racehorses. Funding under this program can be used for the following:
Training programs and other innovations including programs involving foster placements that increase capacity, decrease length of stay and/or improve adoption rates
Lay-up grants to allow injured retirees time to heal
Medical make-ready to include support for items such as gelding, therapeutic shoeing, surgeries to repair racing-related injuries and collaborative programs with veterinary colleges.
Applicants will be evaluated on the potential of their proposal to decrease the average length of stay, decrease average cost of care, and/or increase the number of horses their organizations can rehab, train, and place in the 12 months after funding.
Grant Amount Range
Grants will be awarded for 12 months and range generally from $10,000-$25,000. Grants of up to $50,000 will be considered for innovative, potentially high impact programs that will substantially increase an organization’s capacity to rehome horses.
Requests should not exceed 10% of an organization’s annual budget.
Letters of Inquiry (LOIs): LOIs will be accepted until Friday, May 10, 2019 at 5 pm ET.
Candidates will be notified via email if their organization has been selected to complete a full proposal.
Full Proposals: The deadline for finalists selected to submit a full proposal via the ASPCA Grants Portal is Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5 pm ET.
Final Decisions: Full proposal applicants will be notified of final decisions by Monday, July 15, 2019.
Guidelines for Completing the LOI
As a first step to determining which groups to fund, we are asking all interested organizations to submit an LOI. In your LOI, you will be asked to tell us the following:
Basic Organizational Details
Federal Tax ID/Employer Identification Number (EIN)