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We are excited to announce that Cornerstone is providing grants to members to facilitate your participation in promotional and educational activities with Foundation and High Percentage Foundation Morgans.
Where “High Percentage” or HPF Morgans are mentioned, they are defined as horses with a Foundation Breeding percentage of 97% or higher, as determined by our agreed upon method.  If applicants are unsure whether a horse is HPF, we will be happy to help determine that for them.

What's available?

There will be three $250 grants,  These larger grants will be awarded to Cornerstone members planning to attend promotional events with their Foundation Morgans and distribute Cornerstone literature to educate people at farm shows, horse expos, clinics, and larger events open to the general public about Foundation and High Percent Foundation Morgan horses, in fulfillment of the Cornerstone mission. 

One $100 grant will be designated for a Cornerstone youth member, or an adult Cornerstone member working as a mentor with a group or organization educating youth. The funds will be used to help youth participate in promotional activities with Foundation and HPF Morgans, in keeping with the club mission.

Three $50 grants will  be awarded.   These grants are to allow Cornerstone members to sponsor classes or divisions in the name of the Cornerstone Morgan Horse, Inc. at shows or competitive events in which they are participating and exhibiting with a Foundation or High Percentage Morgan horse, and at which they will distribute Cornerstone literature and educate people about Foundation and High Percentage Morgan Horses.

How do I apply?
Fill out an application and email them to: info@cornerstonemorganhorse.com   or print out and mail to: Pam McDermott – Dawnwind Morgans 2568 N Myrtle Road, Myrtle Creek, Oregon 97457

Application Process:  There will be two application periods for the grants. The first application deadline will be February 15, with the grant to be awarded March 1. One $250 grant, one $50 grant, and the Youth grant will be awarded at this time. The second application deadline will be June 15, with the second round of grants to be awarded July 1. Two $250 grants and two $50 grants will be awarded  during this period.

 

How are applications evaluated?

Applications will be read and ranked independently by three members of the Cornerstone Promotion Committee after the deadline for submission. Rankings will be compared and grants awarded to the applicant with the highest average ranking.  Ties will be broken by vote of the promotion committee.

Criteria for evaluating applications for $250 grants:

Type of Event :   includes size of event, its purpose, breadth of appeal to new and prospective Morgan owners,  and relevance to mission.  Preference is given to events which provide the broadest exposure for the horses and the Cornerstone mission.

Type of Participation:  

Will the horses be available for interaction with people at the event or simply present? 

Will they be ridden, driven, or otherwise exhibited in action? 

Will the member be presenting a talk, seminar, or other educational event in addition to providing promotional literature and exhibiting a horse?  

What types of promotional literature, information, and displays will the participant create and make available?

Promotional and/or Educational Value of the Event: 

What is the intended audience, and how does the member intend to use the experience at this event to promote the Foundation and HPF Morgan and/or educate about horsemanship, the history and characteristics of the Morgan horse in general, and the Foundation and HPF Morgan horse in particular?

Criteria for evaluating applications for the designated youth grant:

Type of Event: 

Size and purpose of event, breadth of appeal (multi-disciplines, multiple breeds, national or regional vs. local event). Potential outreach to new and potential Morgan owners, and relevance to the Cornerstone mission.

Preference is given to events which provide the broadest exposure for the horses and for the best promotion of Foundation and HPF Morgans.

Type of Participation: 

Exhibiting one or more Foundation or HPF Morgans, presenting a talk or demonstration using a Foundation or HPF Morgan, distributing promotional literature,  relevance to the  Cornerstone mission. 

What promotional activities will the recipient engage in beyond participating in a show or competition?

Promotional an/or Educational Value of the Event: 

What is the intended audience, and how does the member intend to use the experience at this event to promote the Foundation and HPF Morgan and/or educate about horsemanship, the history and characteristics of the Morgan horse in general, and the Foundation and HPF Morgan horse in particular?

Criteria for evaluating applications for the $50  class/division/event sponsorship grants:

Type of Event: 

Breadth of appeal (single discipline show vs. multi discipline, size of show, breeds represented, recognized/regional/championship show or event vs. local/schooling event).

Member participation:

Number of classes/horses entered, types of classes, size of classes.

Promotional value:  

Cornerstone representation in show bill or event schedule (logo, etc.), literature table, presentation, etc.

STIPULATIONS: 

Please read these carefully and be sure you understand them, as you will be asked to sign a statement on the application to that effect.

Grant program is open to Cornerstone Members only and horses featured, used in competition, or exhibited must be 100% Foundation or HPF Foundation  (97% Foundation or above). Grant money must be used for the activity and in the manner described on the application. If the member is unable to attend the event or competition, the grant money must be refunded and may be awarded in the next award period.  Members who have received a grant in 2015 are ineligible to apply for a grant the following year.  Applications must be submitted on time and be complete or they will not be considered. Grant money must not be used to promote any other club, organization, or group.  Grant money may not be used to purchase equipment or pay entry fees for shows or competitions. The mission of the Cornerstone Morgan Horse, Inc. must be the primary focus of educational activities. Members receiving grants will be required to write a summary of their experience at the event they used the grant to attend for publication in a future edition of the newsletter, and share pictures of themselves and their horses at the event.