Bay Area Barns and Trails (BABT) is pleased to announce that after review and research, the Board of Directors selected 7 projects from 5 counties for grant awards totalling over $16,000.00+. With these awards BABT continues our mission of preserving and protecting public access to stables and trails in the Bay Area.
To learn more and to help support their projects please see below:
- Access Adventure: Renovation of paddock shelters – rubber mats and concrete for stable footings.
- Alto Bowl Horseowner’s Association: Pasture preservation, invasive plant removal.
- Orinda Horseman’s Association: Roofing and siding materials to repair two stall barn, grain and hay rooms.
- San Mateo County Parks & Rec Foundation: Trail repair repairs to the Alambique Trail in Wunderlich Park.
- Tilden Wildcat Horsemen’s Association: East Bay Hills Benefit Ride matching grant ranging from $2,500 - $5,000.
- V-O-CAL: Trail construction at Sycamore Grove
- Bay Area Ridge Trail: Co-sponsor of 2017 Ridge to Bridge event.
Since 2000 BABT has helped conservation minded equestrians preserve and restore natural areas and wildlife habitat, maintain parks and public open space, equestrian facilities, trails and trailheads by awarding approximately $263,000.00 in matching funds to thirty-nine land trusts, agencies and/or equestrian organizations. Bay Area Barns and Trails invites equestrians to submit funding requests for stewardship projects which will enhance equestrian trails, stables, pastures, and staging areas located in the San Francisco Bay Area counties. Questions should be made by e-mail to BABT Treasurer, Morris Older or by phone at 925-254-8943, before completing the form.
*$2500 is our maximum standard grant. However, special grants of up to $5,000 may be available for larger projects with matching funds from other sources.