The USA Equestrian Trust has announced that it is now accepting proposals from IRS-registered equine nonprofit organizations for its 2016 grants program.

To submit an application, visit trusthorses.org and complete the online form. Any organization applying must submit copies of its IRS nonprofit determination letter and most recent Form 990, as well as a proposed budget for its project. The deadline to submit applications for the foundation’s 2016 grants program is 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on May 2.

The trust’s financial support has been dedicated largely but not exclusively for initiatives that are productive across several national-level discipline and/or breed boundaries. The trust welcomes applications for need-based projects and encourages applicants to detail those in their applications.

Past funding recipients include:

  • The American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust: $12,000 was awarded in 2014 to launch a series of educational videos and podcasts, which can be viewed at youtube.com/AMHAYAA. "The American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust and the American Morgan Horse Association Young Adult Alliance are extremely grateful for the support of the Trust," said Executive Director Julie Broadway. "The response has been amazing with over 25,000 views. Outreach through content in this format and medium is really engaging people of all ages and interests."
  • The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation: $50,000 was awarded in 2015 to fund a series of barn renovations at the Kentucky Horse Park. "The park has