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A 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization for the Benefit

of Equines In Need

Why Donate to BEWF?

Your donation is fully tax-deductible! Brennan Equine Welfare Fund (BEWF) is a 501(c)(3) set up through the Greater Cincinnati Foundation's 501(c)(3), so any gift you make will be acknowledged by the foundation with a confirmation for your taxes.


You can be assured that all funds go directly to the horses! This can include funds for feed, veterinarian and farrier expenses, farm maintenance, fencing, retraining, medical supplies (wormers, first-aid) and many other expenses. Donations are deposited in an interest-bearing account through the Greater Cincinnati Foundation's 501(c)(3),  so even more funds will be available when distributed as a grant.


Strict qualifying criteria is set up for rescue/rehabilitation/retirement facilities that request and receive grants from Brennan Equine Welfare Fund. This assures that the best interest and welfare of the benefiting horses are the top priority and that they will be provided for with dignity until the end of their natural lives, with no chance of any further neglect, abuse, abandonment or chance of being sent to slaughter.


Linda Pavey, Founder of Brennan Equine Welfare Fund, frequently visits the facilities that have applied for or received grants from BEWF. This assures that all grants are going to organizations which meet the strict criteria of the best interest of the horses, and allows the benefits from past grants to be seen in person.


Where Does Your Money Go?

100% of your donation goes towards grants that help equines in need. There is a 3% fee that BEWF is charged to maintain an interest bearing account which, in reality, yields more for grants to help the horses, so essentially, 100% (or more!) goes to the horses as the interest comes back to make more available for grant funding.


Brennan Equine Welfare Fund is set up to receive donations through The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. To learn more, click on the Charity Navigator logo, below.


Ways to Donate

Please make checks payable to "Brennan Equine Welfare Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation" If making a donation "in honor" or "in memory" of someone, please include a note stating which, and also the name and address of the person to whom you would like the acknowledgment sent. To contact The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and donate over the phone using your credit card, please call (513) 241-2880, or mail your donation to the address below:


The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

720 East Pete Rose Way, Suite 120

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


Estate Giving Through Wills and Trusts

There is a misconception that non-profit organizations such as BEWF are always set with funding to be able to do the work that we are so passionate about and help as many horses in need as possible. The reality is without the gifts left in wills by people like you, many of the charities we know and support today wouldn't even exist. Please consider remembering Brennan Equine Welfare Fund in your will or estate plan and know that you have left a legacy that will help equines in need for years to come. Below you will find sample wording for a bequest to Brennan Equine Welfare Fund. Should you need an attorney or advice preparing your will, please contact us and we will be happy to make a recommendation to you.

I give and bequeath to the Brennan Equine Welfare Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation an Ohio nonprofit corporation (the sum of money, percentage

of estate, or description of gift). I request that (name of authorized investment manager) be named Investment Advisor to hold and administer the Fund in accordance with the Articles of Incorporation and Code of Regulations creating The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, as now or hereafter amended.


Fine Art by Nick Martinez

Nick Martinez, a retired jockey and equine artist, would like to assist BEWF in helping Equines in Need. He has offered to donate 50% of his sales to BEWF for purchases by BEWF supporters. Original oil paintings, prints, and commissioned work are featured. Art cards are also available. Visit Nick's website and when purchasing, please mention Brennan Equine Welfare Fund so your purchase helps equines in need.


Buy Items from Cafe Press

Brennan Equine Welfare Fund(BEWF)is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that benefits equines in need. Your purchase of items from the BEWF CafePress Store will yield proceeds that will go directly to helping the horses. Buy t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, pet bowls, notebooks, tote bags and more - all great gift ideas!


Brennan Equine Welfare Fund is a fund-raising, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Grants from Brennan Equine Welfare Fund are used to serve equine rescue shelters across the country which provide dignity to final years of aged, injured, abused, starved and slaughter-bound horses, as well as those used in medical experimentation.

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