Thoroughbred Charities of America

There are presently no open calls for applications.

TCA is a charitable organization that raises money for distribution to approved organizations that work toward improving the lives of Thoroughbred racehorses and the people who care for them. Over the past 33 years, TCA has distributed over $26 million to more than 200 Thoroughbred industry organizations.

Grant applicants must meet the following criteria:

Organizations must work to uphold TCA’s mission of providing a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers, by supporting qualified repurposing and retirement organizations and by helping the people who care for them.

Organizations should fall within at least one of the following categories:

  • Thoroughbred rehabilitation, retraining, re-homing, retirement, or incentive programs
  • Backstretch and farm employee assistance programs
  • Equine-assisted therapy organizations – must have a minimum of three registered Thoroughbreds 
  • Equine research organizations