The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation is accepting applications for funding from nonprofit organizations that share its mission to improve the welfare of horses. The application deadline is May 1.

Submitted applications will be reviewed by the AAEP Foundation Advisory Council at its June meeting. Recommended applications will undergo a final determination by the AAEP Foundation board of directors in July. Applicants approved for funding will be announced in August.

The foundation annually supports organizations, universities, and others that develop and implement programs that improve equine welfare. Priority emphasis will be given to applications that have the most impact on the equine welfare on a national and international scope, and for multiple horses or where emergency funding is needed.

Funds will not be provided to for-profit individuals or groups, retirement or rescue facilities, or for unsolicited equine research. Funding requests for emergency or equine disaster relief support or preparedness programs can be submitted to the foundation at any time.

Application instructions, requirements, and selection criteria are available through the “Apply for Funding” link on the foundation’s website at