LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that grants totaling nearly $783,000 were awarded this year.
83 grant applications were received during the organization’s annual grant cycle. Ultimately, 74 organizations were approved for a grant including 49 aftercare organizations, 17 backstretch and farm worker programs, four equine-assisted therapy organizations, three Thoroughbred incentive programs, and one research organization. Grant recipients can be found on www.tca.org.
TCA’s 2022 grants to aftercare, Thoroughbred incentive, and equine-assisted therapy organizations were bolstered by support from Hagyard Equine Medical Institute’s Race to Give online fundraising campaign. During last year’s inaugural Race to Give over $100,000 was raised for approved organizations. Hagyard’s 2022 Race to Give campaign will begin on October 7.
“We are thrilled to award grants to 74 organizations working tirelessly on behalf of Thoroughbreds and backstretch and farm workers,” said Erin Halliwell executive director of TCA. “Each one of our grantees does amazing work and positively impact the lives of the population they serve. TCA’s annual grants are only possible because of our generous donors, and we sincerely thank them all for their continued support.”
Grant applications for the 2023 grant cycle will be available in mid-January.