July 7, 2010 -- Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced grants totaling $860,672 have been awarded to 81 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA's mission.
TCA distributes grants to several categories of Thoroughbred industry related nonprofits including rescue, rehabilitation and adoption organizations as well as education and backstretch programs, therapeutic riding programs and research organizations. Grant applications for 2011 will be available on www.tca.org in early January.
"We are very pleased to once again offer funding to so many worthy charities," said Erin Crady, executive director of TCA. "The grant money distributed by TCA would not be possible without the generous support of our many donors and, in particular, our stallion season donors."
Over the past 20 years TCA has distributed over $17 million to more than 200 accredited charities that work to fulfill TCA's mission.
TCA formally affiliated with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) in 2008 and is now the charitable arm of the organization. TCA's affiliation with TOBA has allowed TCA to further expand its national reach and provides the continuity needed to carry on its mission into the future. TCA's mission is to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers by supporting retirement, rescue and research and by helping the people who work with them.
TCA's primary fundraiser is its annual Stallion Season Auction held each winter in Lexington, Ky. Donations to TCA are always accepted and can be made in the form of cash donations or as donations in lieu of flowers, birthday gifts or other occasions. Visit www.tca.org for donation options.