The American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation is committed to raising annual funds to support requests for research, education and horse welfare programs. Each year, the Foundation Advisory Committee reviews, prioritizes and selects worthy projects and provides critical operating dollars for as many as possible. In 2014, grant requests of well over $300,000 were considered at the Summer meeting. Funding for veterinary student scholarships, research fellowship support, workshops, international conferences, equitarian service projects, new equine network development and the initial phase of a proposed new study on exercise-induced
pulmonary hemorrhage were included in the programs selected for funding this year.
Tribute gifts (memorials or gifts in honor of a person, horse or other animal) play an important role in building a loyal base of support for the AAEP Foundation. Each thoughtful tribute recognizes a shared commitment to horses and their caregivers.
The AAEP Foundation is also in the process of growing its endowment fund through private support to ensure the future of the mission of the Foundation by attaining financial self-sufficiency for specific programs.
Finally, the AAEP Foundation is intent on developing membership in its new Legacy Society for those with planned gift commitments. These estate gift commitments – via wills, bequests or other structured gifts -- will help ensure that the Foundation will always be able to support aspiring young veterinary students, the horse in need and the researcher who is passionate about ways to advance equine medicine.
Laminitis research studies have been a high priority for funding in recent years. Several studies are being completed or conducted at this time. Studies include veterinarians and horse owners in collaborative efforts to uncover new information about causes, prevention, treatment of laminitis - a complex condition that affects the critical laminae structures of the equine foot.
Studies are intended to develop strategies for management and prevention of laminitis, as well as identify priorities for future laminitis research.
The Foundation also funds Industry Panels and Summits covering research topics important to the equine community.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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