Thoroughbred Charities of America has awarded grants totaling nearly $475,000 to 64 approved organizations that provide Thoroughbred aftercare and incentive programs, equine-assisted therapies, and health and human services for backstretch and farm workers, the TCA announced Tuesday. Grant recipients from the last three years can be found on www.tca.org.
One of TCA’s grants is to the Retired Racehorse Project in support of the seventh annual Thoroughbred Makeover held at the Kentucky Horse Park, Oct. 2-5. Additionally, in March, TCA expended $17,500 from its Horses First Fund to aid a herd of neglected Thoroughbreds. The Horses First Fund was established by LNJ Foxwoods in 2016 and assists Thoroughbreds and their caretakers in need of emergency aid due to large scale neglect, natural disaster, or other catastrophe.
“We are extremely grateful to our donors for their support because they make our grants to approved organizations possible,” said Erin Crady, executive director of TCA. “Our 2019 grantees work tirelessly on behalf of Thoroughbreds and the backstretch and farm workers that care for them. We are proud to support their efforts.”
Grants are provided to organizations that successfully meet the criteria set forth in TCA’s annual grant application. Grant applications for the 2020 grant cycle will be available in early January.