Since 2008, CARMA has granted over $5.4 million to organizations that retire, retrain and re-home Thoroughbreds that have raced at partnering tracks in California.

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.

If you are interested in applying for a CARMA Grant please click below to complete your application.

  • July 1, 2023 –  Grant Application Opens
  • September 10, 2023 –  Grant Application Deadline
  • September – November 2023 – Application Reviews and Site Inspections
  • December 2023 – Grants Awarded

Apply Now