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Mission Statement

American Horse Rescue Network (AHRN) is a charitable organization that is dedicated to the welfare of equines and works to save and improve equine lives in the following ways:

  • offer financial and other support to rescue equines from cruelty, neglect and abandonment;
  • offer grants to qualified equine organizations to help facilitate their rescue efforts and operations;
  • develop and support humane education programs that will instill respect for equines in America’s youth and foster a commitment to help improve equine lives;
  • establish a network of organizations and individuals to support equine rescue and welfare throughout America;
  • increase public awareness about the challenges faced by equines.

American Horse Rescue Network Grant Programs

Grants are given to organizations that demonstrate a need in any of the following categories:

  • Gelding Fund
  • Euthanasia Fund
  • Hay Fund (including feed and supplements)
  • Emergency Medical/ Dental/ Farrier Fund
  • Disaster Fund (natural or man-made)
  • Horse Rescue, Rehabilitation & Foster Care Fund
  • Transport Fund
  • Youth Education Programs Fund with emphasis on teaching respect and care for all equines


Minimum Eligibility Requirements

The organization is located in a U.S. state or territory

  1. The organization is defined as tax-exempt under IRS code section 501(c)3 public charities and has been in existence for at least one full operating year as a 501(c)3.
  2. The organization keeps accurate and complete financial records on file.  The organization regularly produces, at least annually, the following financial statements:
    • Statement of Financial Position, also known as a Balance Sheet
    • Statement of Activities, also known as a Statement of Revenues and Expenses, Operating Statement, Income Statement or Profit and Loss Statement
    • Statement of Cash Flows
  3. The organization maintains a bank account, keeps personal and organization business separate, and properly records all contributions, petty cash transactions and loans to the organization. There is a checking account registered in the organization’s name that is used only for the organization’s financial transactions. Personal business is kept completely separate from the organization’s business.

Each organization will be expected to complete AHRN’s Grant Application and comply with the requirements of our Grant Program. At a minimum, the organization is expected to provide the following:

  1. A copy of your 501(c)3 determination letter
  2. Your mission statement and bylaws
  3. Names and contact information of your Board of Directors
  4. Latest annual income (line 12 on the IRS 990) and your total expenses (line 17 on the IRS 990) and/or any of the financial records described above
  5. List of accreditations or groups that endorse your organization
  6. Access to your facility by an AHRN representative and/or an animal care professional to assess the needs of all equines there
  7. Name and contact information of your veterinarian

Download the AHRN Grant Program Application in one of the following formats:

PDFWord format: AHRN Grant Application

PDF PDF format: AHRN Grant Application

Please mail your application and documentation to:

American Horse Rescue Network
Box 694
Hugo MN 55038-8389


Please send an email if you require more information about AHRN’s grant programs or call us at 1-866-HORSE50 (1.866.467.7350)