The NSF Offers Grants to Outside Non-Profits

If your non-profit organization has a project that addresses a need in American steeplechasing, you are invited to apply for financial assistance through the NSF grant-making program.

We invite proposals central to the work of the National Steeplechase Foundation:
• Encouraging discourse about critical issues related to steelechasing;
• Enhancing the safety, fairness, quality, and popularity of the sport;
• Developing and expanding the pool of owner, trainers, riders, and officials;
• Providing educational opportunities for horsemen and the public;
• Nurturing the traditions and the advancement of American steeplechasing and the
spirit of amateurism.

Download the NSF Grant Application

Review NSF Grantmaking Guidelines

Contact the NSF for more information.


In the past three years the NSF has given the following grants:

  • To the Maryland Steeplechase Association and the National Steeplechase Association for website enhancement
  • To four different hunt meets to help cover the cost of temporary stalls
  • To the Virginia Point-to-Point Foundation to assist in the purchase of national fences, provide video capabilities, and run educational seminars within the organization
  • To the Delaware Valley Point-to-Point Association to assist in their goal promoting steeplechasing, educating younger riders and giving them experience
  • To the Land Preservation Trust to run the Maryland Junior Hunt Cup
  • To the Marion du Pont Scott Equine Medical Center to run the Steeplechase injury database
  • To the Jockey’s Guild for helmet research
  • To Carolina Covers to produce tarps with ground lines and knee lines for national fences