Since 2008, CARMA has granted over $3.6 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.

2018 Grant Materials

To be considered for a CARMA Grant, please download the three items below.

Grant Application | Monthly Inventory | Current Inventory 

The completed application and all supporting materials should be submitted to CARMA no later than September 7, 2018 and should be mailed to CARMA at 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007. Please retain a copy of the application for your records. If you have any questions, please call (626)574-6622 or email

Procedures Important Dates
Grant Process Opens June 25, 2018
Grants Submissions Close September 7, 2018
Site Visits June 2018 – October 2018
Grants Allocated December 2018