EQUUS Foundation Awards $2500 Grant to MFMN (continued)
Guardians are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their programs, horse care practices, and governance. Eligible organizations include those that are directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses and/or use horses to provide their services that are cared for and sheltered by another organization(s).
"These charities are so grateful for the support we provide. They not only benefit from the financial assistance, but also the process helps improve their governance, staffing, and volunteer management as well as their horse care and service practices," said Lynn Coakley, EQUUS Foundation
President. “Especially now, with the advent of the internet and social media, it is essential to make sure that organizations making appeals to potential donors and grant makers are fully transparent and operating at the highest standards.”
The EQUUS Foundation is the only national charity in the United States that is 100% dedicated to ensuring the welfare of America's horses and fostering the horse-human bond. The EQUUS Foundation supports organizations that:
• Shelter & rehabilitate America's horses subjected to abuse and neglect, and at risk for slaughter;
• Retrain and re-home America's horses in transition with careers as athletes, companions, teachers, and especially healers;
• Offer retirement opportunities for aged horses that ensure that they are able to live out their lives in comfort and receive a peaceful and humane end of life;
• Provide opportunities for horses to change people's lives, especially in the area of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT).
For more information about the EQUUS Foundation, visit their website at www.equusfoundation.org.