Grant Applicants

TCA is a charitable organization whose objective is to raise money for distribution to non-profit organizations that work toward improving the lives of Thoroughbred racehorses and assist the people who care for them. Over the past 32 years, TCA has distributed over $25 million to more than 200 Thoroughbred industry organizations.

Grant applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • 501 (c) (3) charitable organization
  • Applicants’ mission statements should align with TCA’s mission statement. TCA’s mission is to fund and facilitate the support of Thoroughbreds and the people who care for them.
  • Applicants’ programming should fall within at least one of the following categories:
    • Thoroughbred rehabilitation, retraining, re-homing, retirement, or incentive programs
    • Backstretch and farm employee assistance programs
    • Equine-assisted therapy organizations – must have a minimum of three registered Thoroughbreds 
    • Equine research organizations

*TCA does not fund first-year or start-up organizations
*TCA does not provide seed money nor fund proof of concept requests


All grant applications are due May 1, 2022. 

2022 Grant Application for Aftercare and Equine-Assisted Therapy Organizations

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2022 Grant Application for Backstretch/Farm Employee Programs or Research Organizations 

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2022 Grant Application for Thoroughbred Incentive Programs – coming soon

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If you are unsure which application to submit, please email Erin at ehalliwell@tca.org.

Additional Documents
2021 Statement of Functional Expenses

2022 Vet Reference Form