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TCA to Host Webinar: Fundraising in Challenging Times

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America will host a webinar entitled Fundraising in Challenging Times on Friday, April 3 at 2 p.m. EST to aid nonprofit organizations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“When the pandemic hit we reached out to our grant recipients to ask how they were doing,” said Erin Crady executive director of TCA. “One of the biggest concerns among grantees was about lost revenue due to cancelled fundraisers and events so we thought we could help by providing an educational resource that will assist in making a shift to digital fundraising.”

Fundraising experts from Giving Tree Associates in Chicago will share their expertise during the 60-minute free webinar that is open to all nonprofits. Registration is available here:

Earlier this week, TCA’s Horses First Fund announced several emergency grants to backstretch and aftercare organizations that have seen an increased demand for services due to racetrack closures. To join us in our efforts to assist Thoroughbreds and backstretch workers in need of aid please consider a donation to the Horses First Fund. To donate, please visit

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) was formed in 1990 to raise and distribute funds to charities in the Thoroughbred industry that provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers, by supporting qualified repurposing and retirement organizations and by helping the people who care for them. In 2019, TCA granted nearly $475,000 to 64 charities working within Thoroughbred retraining, rehoming and retirement; backstretch and farm worker services, research and equine-assisted therapy. Over the last 30 years, TCA has granted over $23 million to more than 200 charities that successfully meet the criteria set forth in its annual grant application. TCA also administers the Horses First Fund, founded by LNJ Foxwoods in 2016, to assist Thoroughbreds in need of emergency aid. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).