February 27th, 2023

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to announce the opening of their 2023 grant awards cycle. With the vision and mission of bettering the life of Thoroughbreds, TERF primarily aims to support students in pursuit of education in equine industry careers and to fund research efforts which better the life of the Thoroughbred racehorse. The missions and programs of the organizations selected to receive this year’s grant awards will reflect TERF’s strategic focus and vision to support and promote equine education and research. Awards will be considered for qualified federally tax exempt 501-c-3 organizations. Information regarding the grant award program can be found at www.terfusa. org. Grant applications will be accepted now through April 1st for applications pertaining to equine education and scholar support and June 30th for research grant funding applications.

The Board of Directors of TERF carefully select grant recipients in a competitive grant making process. Grant recipients will receive written notice of TERF’s acceptance of their funding request and/or notice via phone or e-mail by no later than June 30th of the application year for education and scholar support, and no later than September 1st for research grant awards. In 2022, TERF awarded $65,000 in education grants to nine organizations and $62,00 in research grants to four research projects. TERF’s grants reflect the values set forth by founders Herb and Ellen Moelis. TERF’s current Board includes Co-Chairs Kathleen Anderson, DVM and James Orsini, DVM, Lynn Cassimeris, Ph.D., Margaret H. Duprey, Gretchen and Roy Jackson, Katelyn Jackson, Ellen Moelis, Wendy Moon, Anita Motion, Scott Palmer, VMD, Josh Pons, and Lucy Zungailia.

To make learn more about the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation and/or to donate please visit

For further information, please contact:
Beth Krallis
Marketing, Analytics & IT Director
Chester County Community Foundation (484) 887-0467

Jason Arbacheski, CAP®
Director of Gift Planning and Stewardship
Chester County Community Foundation (610)696-2628

About the Chester County Community Foundation:
Headquartered in West Chester’s Lincoln Building, the Chester County Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter so their legacy philanthropy makes a difference now and forever. The Community Foundation holds nearly $100 million in trust and annually awards $6+ million in grants and scholarships. To learn more about the Community Foundation, visit


The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation is a fund of the Chester County Community Foundation. A copy of the Chester County Community Foundation’s official registration and financial information may be obtained by calling the PA Dept. of State at 1-800-732-0999 (toll free in PA). Registration does not imply endorsement. EIN 23-2773822. For more information about TERF please visit