Teaming Up to Hoof It Home: A Grant to Remove the Distance Between Qualified Adopters and Their Horses
Timeframe: LOIs Due September 20, 2019
During the 2019 ASPCA Help a Horse Home℠ Challenge, we were inspired to see great collaborations among participating groups. This included groups that matched horses at their rescue with adopters working with another rescue. This helped assure that good adopters were able to find the right horse for their needs.
Sometimes all that is prohibiting an equine in a shelter or rescue from going home is his location. The goal of the Teaming Up to Hoof It Home grant is to remove this barrier by providing funds for creative collaborations aimed at sharing adopters and equines across states/regions.
Build your collaboration and submit your idea to be considered for one of the up to $30,000 grants.
Proposals should include:
Designation of a lead organization to receive funding
Names of the organizations that will be participating in the collaboration
A clear description of the project and total cost; please address how the collaborating groups will increase adoptions by working together to facilitate the matching and transport of equines to meet adopter needs regardless of location
A clear description of the impact and the cost per equine helped
Plan for sustaining the project once grant funding has ended
Organizations that are established 501(c)(3) equine welfare organizations or governmental entities located within the United States, in good standing with the ASPCA, with no overdue progress or other reporting requirements from previous grants
Must take back their returns when adoptions fail for whatever reason
Must transfer ownership to adopters within a reasonable period of time
Must meet these additional organizational requirements: Read more.
Organization must be an incorporated or organized legal entity and must be in good standing with Secretary of State in the state where it is incorporated or organized
Organization is registered to solicit funds in its home state when required
A majority of the organization’s board of directors is independent
Neither the board chair nor treasurer receives compensation from the organization
Must meet all transport regulations, including but not limited to health certificates and Coggins
Organizations must source their equines from owner relinquishment, stray, animal services, law enforcement, donation, or at public auction and not from bail-outs.
Need to have at least one other organization as part of the collaboration
Detailed Letters of Intent (LOIs) can be submitted online until September 20 at 5 p.m. ET (LOIs will not be accepted by post or email)
Finalists will receive invitations to submit formal requests for funding by October 5
Final decisions will be made by October 15
Please plan to complete your proposal in one sitting, as you will not be able to save your information and return to it.