Representative Past Grants
(click on the name of the organization to reach their website)

New Mexico Film Foundation (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
“Help grow the independent film industry in New Mexico while offering financial assistance and educational opportunities to New Mexico independent filmmakers.”
Grand Valley Zoological Quest/Children’s Nature Center (Fruita, Colorado)
“Provide 667 children with an opportunity to interact with animals and nature.”
Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding(Abingdon, Maryland)
“Bringing horses to visit elderly nursing home residents.”
Peacock Foundation(North Hollywood, California)
“A new breed of therapy for kids.”
Main Stay Therapeutic Riding Program (Richmond, Illinois)
“Providing a place using horses, animals and nature where bodies are challenged, minds embrace possibilities and spirits are renewed.”
Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre (Santa Cruz, California)
“Programs enhancing the lives of youth and elders via the creative arts using lecture-demonstrations and free performances.”
National Institute of Flamenco (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
“Helping with recovery after a devastating fire destroyed their classrooms, costumes and headquarters.”
The Santa Fe Food Depot (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
“Providing food to a large number of individuals in Northern New Mexico who otherwise would go without.”
New Mexico Museum Foundation (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
“Providing K-12 school programs; Children, Teen and Family programs; Teacher training and materials.”
The Light Center (Union, Illinois)
“Providing animal-assisted services and activities in an adaptive farm setting that promotes the emotional, social, and physical development of challenged and at-risk youth.”
The Horse Shelter (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
“Rescuing, rehabilitating and facilitating the adoption of abused, abandoned and neglected horses in New Mexico.”
San Diego House Rabbit Society (San Diego, California)
“Funding a Temecula Valley rabbit-assisted therapy program for disadvantaged youth who suffer from conditions such as autism, developmental disability, drug abuse related illness, and abuse.”
Luna Dance Institute (Berkeley, California)
“Supporting a community dance “home” in Emeryville, California bring creativity, equity and community to every child’s life through the art of dance.”
Heroes for Horses (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
“A horse therapy wellness program free to Veterans and active military who have sustained physical injuries or combat trauma (PTSD) during their time serving our country.”
San Diego House Rabbit Society (San Diego, California)
“Funding an in-house community education program that will bring children and families to learn about rabbits as indoor companion animals.”
Equine Spirit Sanctuary (Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico)
“Providing hay and feed supplies for unwanted horses taken in,
rehabilitated and adopted out.”
Mingus Mountain Academy (Prescott Valley, Arizona)
“Providing equestrian equipment for a structured and nurturing
environment for at-risk and delinquent youth.”
Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory, UC (Santa Cruz, California)
“Funding an endowment to help with the long term success of the
Marine Masterpieces (Santa Cruz, California)
“The Marine Masterpieces art contest is open to individuals and groups that produced works that “communicate something about marine life/science, ocean conservation, or marine scientists.”
Heads Up! Therapeutic Riding Program (Pittsboro, North Carolina)
“Scholarships for a therapeutic riding program involving children, their family and a team of professionals.”
Pal-O-Mine Equestrian (Islandia, New York)
“Scholarships for a summer camp program to afford individuals with disabilities the same experiences as their able-bodied peers.”
Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory, UC (Santa Cruz, California)
“Supporting student research grants for the understanding and conservation of the marine environment”
American Cancer Society (New England)
“Eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering”
The Luci Center (Shelbyville, Kentucky)
“Providing therapeutic riding and hippotherapy opportunities for individuals with disabilities”
Farm Sanctuary (Orland, California and Watkins Glen, New York)
“Display and printing costs for a children’s program teaching humane treatment of animals”
Bay Horsemanship & Therapeutic Center (Soquel, California)
“Providing therapeutic riding opportunities for individuals with disabilities and young children”
Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory, UC (Santa Cruz, California)
“Scholarships for the Ocean program for school age children in homeless centers”
Children’s Peace Center (Acworth, Georgia)
“Helping 30 at risk children develop peacemaking skills that enrich their lives and those around them”
Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group (Santa Cruz, California)
“Using peregrine falcons to teach and inspire young people how knowledge of science can be applied to directly assist species of concern”
Shiloh Project (Fairfax, Virginia)
“Teaching juvenile offenders and at risk youth compassion, respect, and responsibility towards animals through the experience of socializing and interacting with rescued homeless dogs”
Lone Star Equine Rescue (Austin, Texas)
“Improving and saving the lives of equines in Texas and surrounding states.”
Santa Cruz Art and History Museum (Santa Cruz, California)
“Promoting a greater understanding of the history of Santa Cruz county through exhibitions, collections, and programs”
Paniolo Preservation
Society (Kamuela, Hawaii)

“To educate the public and increase public awareness and appreciation of the significance of the Paniolo in the histories of Hawai’i and the Western cowboy heritage of America”
American Himalayan Foundation (San Francisco) “Helping the people and ecology of the Himalaya region.”
Second Harvest Food Bank (Santa Cruz, California)
“Educating and involving individuals to end hunger and alleviate malnutrition in our communities”
Once Upon A Horse (Grants Pass, Oregon)
“Providing a positive and constructive environment where special needs kids are met with success and acceptance while learning valuable life skills”
Hathaway Children and Family Services (Los Angeles)
“Providing quality services that enrich the lives and promote the healthy development of vulnerable and troubled children and families”
Felton Volunteer Firefighters Assocation (Felton, California)
“Providing equipment for safe extrication and rescue of large animals”
Lawrence Pech Dance Company (San Francisco)
“Fostering new and emerging artists in a national dance company”
Interfaith Youth Core (San Francisco)
“Nurturing a new generation of compassionate global leaders”
Mark Morris Dance Group Capital Building Fund (New York)
“Providing a permanent home for a top international dance company”
Peninsula Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (San Mateo, California)
“Training for visually impaired individuals that helps build confidence and independence”
Words on Dance (San Francisco)
“Producing a video on Christopher Stowell’s retirement from the professional ballet world and the difficult issues former dancers face.”
Pets on Wheels (Scottsdale, Arizona)
“Providing a pet visitation therapy program serving some 16 health care centers”
House Rabbit Resource Network (Austin, Texas)
“Providing medical care and quality-of-life research as a vital component of the rabbit rescue, foster and adoption process”
The Shiloh Project (Fairfax County, Virginia)
“Teaching juvenile offenders compassion, respect and responsibility toward animals and others through the experience of socializing and interacting with rescued homeless dogs”
Littlewings Farm (Carmel, California)
“Providing a garden and farm animals for children who have suffered abuse and violence in their lives; designed to teach these \ children about their inherent value as a person and the value of all living things”
Gentle World (Kohala, Hawaii)
“Prevention and alleviation of human and animal suffering by educating the public as to the health, environmental and spiritual benefits of a plant-based diet and lifestyle”
Southern Animal Rescue Association (Sequin, Texas)
“Providing food, shelter, love and life to abused and unwanted animals”
Horsepower Protection Projects (Aptos, California)
“Helping improve the quality of life for horses through rescue, training and adoption”
Pets and People (Citronelle, Alabama)
“Enabling youth under adult volunteer supervision to train service dogs who will be placed with youth who live with a disability”
Monterey County SPCA Horse Power (California)
“Rescue and adoption services for unwanted and neglected horses”
Las Familias del Pueblo (Los Angeles)
“Providing dignity and support to the Los Angeles garment worker community”
International Campaign for Tibet (Washington, D.C.)
“Saving Tibetan culture”
San Francisco Ballet Endowment Foundation(San Francisco)
“Providing a free interactive movement program to 2nd through 4th grade students in San Francisco public schools”
Words on Dance (San Francisco)
“Providing an online place where dance lives”