Programs

BAY AREA BARNS AND TRAILS GRANT PROGRAM: $500 - $2,500*

*$2500 is our maximum standard grant. Projects that meet BABT’s mission and serve the public in significant ways may be considered for larger grants.  

APPLICATION DEADLINES: MARCH 1 AND AUGUST 1

2022 Grant Application

Note: This is a text limited form, please download the form prior to filling it in. Be concise and use only the space allowed. After filling in the form, save it as a pdf to your local disk. Include the name of your organization in the new file name. Attach the pdf as an email, along with photos, estimates, letters of support, etc. to: Morris Older 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 GRANT RECIPIENTS!

With these awards BABT continues our mission preserving and protecting public access to stables and trails in the Bay Area.

  • Bay Area Ridge Trail: Co-sponsor of the Ridge to Bridges event

  • Equestrians enjoying the Ridge to Bridge Ride

  • San Mateo Mounted Patrol Foundation & Sheriff’s Activity League: Program support to sponsor 3 two day sessions of youth horse riding activities at Wunderlich Park with Chaparral Ranch.

  • High School students on the trails with the MPF/SAL program at Wunderlich Park

  • Volunteers for Outdoor California: Volunteer support and trail improvements at 3 of these locations - Napa’s Moore Creek, Santa Clara’s Sanborn Park, Solano Land Trust’s Patwino Worrtla Kodoi Dihi Open Space and Painted Rock in John Muir Land Trust.
  • We Ride Too: Program support - BABT funds will help support 5 equestrian sessions for a group of 10-15 youth.
  • We Ride Too's program at Oakland's Seqouia Arena. This grant honors the memory of our late Board member Marilynn Terstegge. Marilynn was an East Bay equestrian who gave so much to the horse community and youth programs!

Read more about our recent grants...

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 $423.300, 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. Projects that meet BABT’s mission and serve the public in significant ways may be considered for larger grants.  


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