Since 2008, CARMA has granted over $3.5 million to organizations that retire, retrain and re-home Thoroughbreds that have raced at partnering tracks in California. To date, more than 3,000 horses have been helped through our grant process.
CARMA’s grant process includes submission of applications, arranging and participating in site visits for those that have properties, conducting interviews and/or office visits for those that do not have farms, reviewing the grant proposals submitted by each applicant, and allocating funds at the end of each year
Grants are allocated once a year, typically in December. Our application process begins each summer when the current application form becomes available online. The applications includes an information form for the organization and a detailed list of requirements. This list details all the items that must be included in every application to be considered for funding. Please note that CARMA only grants funds to 501c3 non-profit charities designated by the Internal Revenue Service. Please contact our office with any questions.
2017 Grant Materials – Click Each to Download
|Grant Process Opens||June 15, 2017|
|Grant Applications Due||August 30, 2017|
|Site Visits||September – October 2017|
|Grants Allocated||December 30, 2017|
*All dates subject to change.