At HorseFriends, we strive to have profound and positive effects on the lives of individuals with special needs, and their families. We cannot do this without the generous support of our volunteers and donors. Your gifts enable us to fulfill our mission and provide our programs free of charge. They also ensure the very best care for our wonderful horses. Selecting a charity of choice is a decision that comes from the heart. Thank you for considering HorseFriends as a recipient for your donations!
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations to HorseFriends directly benefit the participants of our programs. We are primarily funded through the generous donations of individuals, businesses, and organizations. We greatly appreciate your support and prayers! HorseFriends does not discriminate based upon age or any other factors.
Donations by check may be sent to: HorseFriends, P.O. Box 10211, Greensboro, NC 27404.
Sponsor a Student or Class
Lessons are free of charge to our participants. You can sponsor a student:
- $2,000 will sponsor a student for 1 year
Sponsor a Horse
HorseFriends’ horses are the true workforce behind our equine-assisted programs. A horse sponsorship is a great opportunity to contribute to HorseFriends and help with the care of our horses. These funds help cover costs for grain, farrier, supplements, veterinary costs, and other items of necessity.
- $4,800/year or $400/mo. will sponsor a horse
- $2,400/year or $200/mo. will sponsor the minis
Special Event Sponsorship
Corporate sponsors play a significant role in the success of our special events. HorseFriends works with corporate sponsors to customize their involvement to meet the corporations’ specific philanthropic and employee needs.
A pledge enables a donor to spread a gift commitment over a period of time.
Through Planned Giving you can make a gift that will last beyond your lifetime by naming HorseFriends as a beneficiary.
Many corporations have matching gift programs in which they will match charitable contributions made by employees, retirees, and even spouses.
Donations can be made as a memorial to a friend or loved one, or in honor of a special person or event in your life.
We welcome and graciously accept in-kind giving throughout the year. The donation of goods and/or services—such as the donation of hay, equipment, tack, or advertising—help ease the financial load of our programs in many ways.
Other Opportunities: Specific Needs and Items
HorseFriends has specific items and action needs for lessons, the office, the barn and facilities, the horses, and events. Please see our Wish List.
Donations may be made by check payable to HorseFriends, Inc. and through PayPal.
If you bank online, you can send a check directly from your bank account (and can even set it up to be sent automatically each month). Some donations may be tax deductible in compliance with 501(c)(3) guidelines. Consult your tax advisor. Our address is:
P.O. Box 10211
Greensboro, NC 27404
Donate Your Prayers
Most importantly, we ask that you keep this ministry in your prayers. It is only through the grace of God that lives are touched. We depend on the Lord to provide what we need, and the participants that we can help. We look daily for His direction and wisdom.
AmazonSmile is a great way to support HorseFriends every time you shop at smile.amazon.com — at no additional cost to you.
What is AmazonSmile?
You shop — Amazon gives. When you shop through AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of every purchase to HorseFriend kids.
How do I sign up?
When ready to shop Amazon, visit smile.amazon.com, and select HorseFriends as your designated charity. You only have to select HorseFriends once, but you must shop at smile.amazon.com rather than on Amazon.com to continue to support HorseFriends on subsequent visits to Amazon.
Can I use my existing account?
Yes, everything at smile.amazon.com is exactly that same as Amazon.com, except when you remember to shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchase to your charity of choice. Consider bookmarking smile.amazon.com to make it easier to support HorseFriends.
How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?
Donation amounts are calculated based on the price of the item. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to HorseFriends. Eligible products are marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail page. Your Amazon.com shopping experience remains the same, but now you are helping contribute to HorseFriends mission.
All payment methods available on Amazon.com, including Shop with Points, are available for use on AmazonSmile. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AmazonSmile?
Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax-deductible by you. There is no additional cost to you at your online checkout for this donation from Amazon.
If you have any questions about donations to HorseFriends, you may contact Lisa Bunch, Fundraising Director, Lisa@HorseFriendsNC.org.