The Annual Fund is the cornerstone for the Foundation’s ability to provide grants and support to programs that make a direct impact on the welfare of horses. Annual gifts come from AAEP member veterinarians and students, veterinary practices and clinics, non-member veterinarians, horse owners, equine enthusiasts, corporations, associations, farms, other non-profits organizations and others.
Your contribution will be used specifically to improve the welfare of the horse. Annual Fund gifts are typically unrestricted gifts that allow the Foundation to use your gift for the area of greatest need.
How can I make a gift?
The Foundation makes it easy by offering a variety of ways to give.
By Check or Credit Card – A check from a personal account or a family foundation is always appreciated and is an easy way to support the AAEP Foundation. A credit card gift is effective for tax purposes on the date the card is charged. From the Foundation’s website, gifts using a valid credit card are processed automatically and credited to your account immediately.
By Telephone – (859) 233-0147 or Toll Free in the U.S. or Canada at (800) 443-0177
Are there other ways to give?
Yes! Please visit our Other Ways giving page to learn more, including options for gifts of securities, stock transfers and bank drafts. As you are contemplating your objectives for the future, we hope you will consider including the AAEP Foundation in your estate plans. Because of our 501(c)3 status, your contribution qualifies for charitable deductions. You also can help the Foundation by serving as an ambassador by advocating the Foundation to clients and friends or by participating in our annual calendar program.
Can I designate an area to receive my support?
Yes! You have the choice to designate your gift to be used in a specific area, including; education, equine research, benevolence or disaster relief.
How can I increase the impact of my support through a matching gift?
Many companies and foundations will match the value of charitable gifts made by employees and their spouses, board members, and retirees. When you make your gift, please include the matching gift form, which typically is available from the human resources department of the company. Matching gifts will be applied towards your giving level.