EQUUS Foundation:We are proud to have been designated an EQUUS Foundation Guardian for the second year in a row! 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, operations, and horse care practices.
We are proud recipients of Petfinder Foundation Emergency Medical Grant, Senior Pet Adoption Grants and a 2020 COVID-19 Operation Grant. The Petfinder Foundation assists the 12,000+ animal shelters and rescue groups that post their adoptable pets on petfinder.com. A nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, The Petfinder Foundation helps adoption organizations find homes for their pets in their care through its Sponsor a Pet, Disaster Fund, Quality of Life and other programs.
We are proud recipients of the Special Horses Emergency Fund which allowed us to purchase grain for our rescue horses during COVID-19. Their mission is to save horses in need through providing fundraising opportunities, marketing assistance, educational opportunities, and community outreach for registered 501(c)(3) organizations involved with equine rescue, rehabilitation, and retirement.
GER was recently recognized for our transparency with a Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile! GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. In order to get the Gold Seal, GER shared important information with the public using our profile on www.guidestar.org. Now our community members and potential donors can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world.
We are proud to be ongoing participants in the The Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC). EQDC is a group of agencies collecting national data on equine welfare from transition centers, adoption centers, rescues, sanctuaries, shelters, and other organizations involved in equine welfare.
We are proud recipients of an Ian Somerhalder Foundation Emergency Medical Grant to help cover part of the cost of an abused rescue mini's surgery named Pippin. Thanks to ISF Pippin made a full recovery from his surgery and has been adopted by a wonderful family! The Ian Somerhalder Foundation works to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.
We are proud recipients of a One Horse at a Time, Inc's Emergency Medical and Gelding grants. One Horse at a Time, Inc. or “OHAAT” differs from traditional rescues in that they offer financial support for emergency hay, feed and vet care, not just to 501(c)3 rescues but also to private owners in need. They also provide assistance through their gelding grant program. They believe that one of the leading problems facing the equine population is overbreeding. Unlike most gelding programs available, OHAAT provides funds upfront to help pay for gelding.
We are proud recipients of a C&S Wholesale Grocers mini grant that helps GER promote community service opportunities. This year's grant is in support of our Free Gelding Clinic that is 100% volunteer led and run (over 5,000 volunteer hours)! If you are interested in participating in or volunteering for our Free Gelding Clinic please send up and e-mail.
We are proud recipients of an Albert Schweitzer Animal Welfare Grant awarded in 2017 that allowed us to retrofit our Isolation Barn for miniature horses. The Albert Schweitzer Animal Welfare Fund was founded by two lifelong humanitarians, Dr. Marjorie Anchel and Dr. Herbert Rackow, to help finance animal protection projects undertaken by non-profit, tax-exempt humane organizations based in the United States.
We are proud recipients of a Binky Foundation Grant awarded in 2017 allowed us to finish the retrofit to our Isolation Barn for miniature horses. The Binky Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to the protection of domestic and wild animals and the protection and expansion of animal habitats.
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GER is proud to have been approved as a Response Partner for the ASPCA!
The FIR (Field Investigations & Response) Response Partner Program allows the ASPCA to join forces with local and national shelters, rescue groups, disaster response teams and animal control agencies to help animals in dire situations. Partners also provide rescued animals a chance for a new life by accepting them into their adoption programs. FIR's response partners have placed thousands of animals from disaster and cruelty cases into loving homes and that number continues to grow.