*$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.  


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 2023 grant recipients!

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

  • Marin Stables & Trails: Flood mitigation repairs.
  • Mounted Patrol Foundation / Sheriff's Activity League: 3 sessions of youth riding activities.
  • Mounted Patrol Foundation / Pescadero Creek County Park: Storm related repairs enabling equestrians to ride from Jack Brook to other trails in the park.
  • Point Reyes National Seashore Mounted Patrol: Funding to help send 2 rangers/horses to the Western States Mounted Patrol Officer training in Norco, CA.
  • Ridge to Bridge 2023: Funding to help support the Ridge Trail’s annual event.
  • V-O-Cal: Funding for 2 multi-use trail improvement projects.
Congratulations to our 2022 grant recipients!
  • East Bay Hills Ride Event support/matching funds. Beneficiaries will include the Ridge Trail, V-O-Cal, the Ivan Dickson program, and trail and equestrian projects of the Tilden Wildcat and Metropolitan Horsemens' Association.
  • Halleck Creek Ranch To help fund the development of the Little Six Trail, an additional section of trail with sensory stations to challenge special riders.
  • BABT's Trails Challenge Marin County was the winner of our $2,500 grant for trail improvements. The funds will go toward rebuilding the bridges on the Old Springs trail in Southern Marin's GGNRA. Old Springs is on the equestrian route for the Ridge Trail's Ridge to Bridge event that BABT co-sponsors annually so it is a very fitting location.
  • We Ride Too To help fund the continuation of horse encounters with youth in the Oakland Redwoods at the Sequoia Arena.
  • 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 $440,500 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 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.  

View an inspiring video documenting BABT Grant funds helping to build a new shelter at Lake Sonoma Horse Camp site. Hope you enjoy this Video!
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