There is still time to submit proposals for the first round of USA Equestrian Trust grants in 2013. IRS-registered equine non-profit organizations are invited to apply by filling out the online grant application at http://www.trusthorses.org. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, May 6.
In 2012, the Trust awarded nearly $335,000 to more than a dozen organizations. Past recipients include those doing equine health research, land conservation and educational programs. The Trust welcomes applications for need-based projects and encourages applicants to detail those in their applications. All applicants must submit a proposed budget for their projects. If you have any questions about applying, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding available for grants includes $51,500 reserved for Hunter and Jumper non-profit programs and activities in California and Nevada. Applicants for this fund should make clear their intention to apply for grants available from this specific reserve.
The May 6 deadline marks the conclusion of the first of two grant periods in 2013, as USA Equestrian Trust's board expanded the program last year. The second grant application period ends October 7.