The Madi Memorial Grant

How would you use $50,000 to help horses?

The Right Horse Initiative is honored to announce the Madi Memorial Grant in memory of 8-year-old Madilyn Patrick who passed away in 2017 after fighting a valiant battle with liver cancer. As the daughter of professional horse trainer Sean Patrick, Madi had a deep love of riding and dreamed of becoming a veterinarian in order to help animals in need. Having grown up knowing the special bond between horse and human, Madi was especially passionate about anything that brought horses and kids together. The creation of this special grant will carry on Madi’s legacy by supporting groups working to help horses in transition.

The Madi Memorial Grant offers up to $50,000 to the organization that demonstrates the most innovative plan for boosting equine adoption. Our goal is to fund smarter thinking and better ways of doing things in order to help your organization grow its capacity for adoption in a big way.


Eligible applications must meet the following criteria:

1Your organization must be a U.S. based 501 (c)(3) public charity and have an operating budget of at least $75,000.

2Your organization must be current with all applicable federal and state financial filings or reports.

3Your organization must be willing and able to provide financial statements to The Right Horse Initiative.

4Your organization must be willing and able to provide animal statistics, including intake and adoption numbers, to The Right Horse Initiative.

5If you have received funding from The Right Horse Initiative or The WaterShed Animal Fund, you must be up-to-date on current or previous funding reports.

6You must agree to complete grant follow up reports 6 months, 12 months and 18 months from the payment date which will include expense accounting and measurable outcome updates.

How to Apply

We are no longer accepting submissions. Our team will review each submission and select finalists by February 26th, 2018. Once chosen, each finalist will be required to submit a full proposal expanding upon their idea and providing full details.

The final grant recipient will be announced on March 26th, 2018.

Thank you from all of us at The Right Horse Initiative.

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