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. Please  contact our office  with any questions.

2017 Grant Materials – Available Soon!


Item Date
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.