Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has awarded grants totaling $512,105 in 2014 to 74 Thoroughbred industry-related nonprofits that work to uphold TCA's mission.
TCA, the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), distributes grants to several Thoroughbred industry related nonprofits, including rescue, rehabilitation and adoption organizations; backstretch and farm employee programs; therapeutic riding programs; and research organizations. Grant applications for the 2015 grant cycle will be available on www.tca.org in early January.
"We are very pleased to announce our 2014 grants," said TCA president Dan Rosenberg. "These grants are only possible due to the generosity of our donors; without their support these grants would not be possible. We are committed to being a good steward of any and all donations made to TCA and, accordingly, employ an extensive application and review process. Our 2014 grantees are working hard to uphold our mission and we are proud to support them."
TCA has granted more than $20 million to more than 200 Thoroughbred-related charities since its inception in 1990. TCA grants funds to organizations that successfully meet the criteria set forth in its annual grant application.
Formed in 1990, TCA's mission is to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers by supporting retirement, rescue and research and by helping the people who work with them. TCA raises money for distribution to charitable organizations that work to uphold its mission.
From 2000-2013, more than 95% of TCA's expenditures were allocated to program services including direct grants. Donations to TCA are always accepted and can be made as direct donations or as donations in lieu of flowers, birthday gifts or other occasions. TCA's largest annual fund-raiser is a Stallion Season Auction held each January. For more information please visit www.tca.org.