WSHC Equine Foundation (WSHCEF)
The Wisconsin State Horse Council Equine Foundation was created to better serve Wisconsin’s growing equestrian community and to help that community realize its fullest potential.
The Foundation is a tax exempt, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization and as such allows individuals to make tax-deductible contributions to support Wisconsin equine projects.
The mission of the Wisconsin State Horse Council Equine Foundation (WEF) is to support equine priorities identified and supported by Wisconsin equine owners and organizations.
To accomplish this mission the WEF will establish and maintain programs that:
a. support fund raising through grants and estate donations; and,
b. distribute funds to support equine needs that were identified in donations and grants.
Current fund raising efforts focus on: the establishment of a disaster relief and emergency response program for equine owners and managers; and the creation of an equine end of life program that provides equine owners information on equine end of life options and emotional support during and following equine end of life decisions. As donations and grants are received, additional focus areas will be added.
Wisconsin Horse Council is our parent organization and the sole member of the WSHC Equine Foundation. WHC Board of Directors are elected to serve on the WSHC Equine Foundation Board of Directors, along with non-WHC individuals. The current officers and members are:
Gary Jackson - President
Diane Sackett - Vice President
Linda Ernsberger - Secretary
Lila Lemanski - Treasurer
James Harris - WHC Executive Board Representative
Rich Ernsberger - Board Member
Mike McGowan - Board Member
Karen Meekma - Board Member
Lee Sackett - Board Member
Gail Seasor - MHF Representative
Please click on the links below to access the WSHC Equine Foundation's Grant and Scholarship information and applications.
WSHCEF Grant Application - (PDF)
WSHCEF Scholarship Application - (PDF)
The WSHCEF has recently clarified its mission:
The mission of the WSHCEF is to support equine priorities identified and supported by Wisconsin equine owners and organizations. To accomplish this mission, the WSHCEF establishes and maintains programs that:
a. Raise funds through individual donations, estate gifts and grants; and
b. Distributes funds to support equine needs that were identified in donations and grants.
Current fund raising efforts focus on the: establishment of a disaster relief and emergency response program for equine owners and managers; and the creation of an equine end of life program that assists equine owners when they are evaluating end of life options for their equine.