Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center received a $4000 grant from the Genuardi Family Foundation to support equine-assisted activities. The Pieces of Freedom Program Grant, which focuses on therapeutic offerings for riders with moderate to severe autism, was awarded as part of the Genuardi Family Foundation’s 2016 Core Grant Cycle.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Genuardi Family Foundation, we are proud to partner with your organization, and support its important work,” read the award notification from Meredith A. Huffman, Executive Director of the Genuardi Family Foundation.
Since 2001, the Genuardi Family Foundation supports non-profit providers of direct service whose work supports their core values of Family, Community, Hard Work, Generosity, Accessibility and Responsiveness, and Humility.
“Our equine-assisted activities work because individuals and organizations like the Genuardi Family Foundation have made a commitment to support the development of healthy individuals,” said Ivy Hill President and CEO Chris Brockett.
“That enables us to fulfill our mission: to create therapeutic programs for individuals with cognitive, physical, emotional, behavioral and psychological needs utilizing the equine experience.“
“We are proud to have the Genuardi Family Foundation as a partner in our work,” Brockett said.