TCA Awards Over $1M in Grants

Edited Press Release

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that grants totaling nearly $1,070,000 will be awarded this year.

A record 92 grant applications were received earlier this year during the organization's annual grant cycle. Ultimately, 70 organizations were approved for a grant including 45 aftercare organizations, 16 backstretch and farm worker programs, five equine-assisted therapy organizations, three Thoroughbred incentive programs and one research organization. Grant recipients from the last three years can be found on

In May, TCA's Horses First Fund made emergency grants to three backstretch organizations, seven aftercare organizations, and supported two feed assistance programs across the U.S. to aid in the relief efforts during the Coronavirus pandemic. The total expended from the Horses First Fund was $79,900 bringing the organization's total 2020 grantmaking over the $1 million mark.

“In a year where we've seen a greater need than ever before we are so grateful that we are able to increase our impact among our grantees,” said Erin Crady executive director of TCA. “TCA's investment in our charities helps to make their work with Thoroughbreds, backstretch and farm workers possible.”

TCA's annual grants are provided to organizations that successfully meet the criteria set forth in an annual grant application.  Grant applications for the 2021 grant cycle will be available in early January.

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