How to help
Riverwood is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable corporation that is governed
by a volunteer board of directors. All Riverwood students are charged a fee for
lessons that is discounted in order to make therapeutic riding affordable for our
families. The fees charged only cover 30% of our operating costs. A limited number
of need-based scholarships are available.
In order to meet our operating budget, fundraising events, gifts, grants, special events and donations have to account for 70% of our income. You will find some giving opportunities listed below. Please contact us for any questions you may have about ways you can support Riverwood. Donations are vital to our success, and every dollar counts! We are truly grateful for the support of the entire Riverwood family!
- Legends 11 pellets (Southern States Feed)
- Triple Crown Senior Horse Feed
- Acti-Flex 4000 joint supplement
- Printer/Copier Paper
- Postage Stamps
- Paper Towels
- Toilet Tissue
- Liquid Hand Soap
- 12”-16” (high) cones
- Equi-min Mineral Block (Southern States)
- Portable screen
- Children’s stirrup leathers
- Office supply store and Walmart gift certificates
Program and Capital Improvement Sponsorships
- $30,000 Mobile Equestrian Outreach
- $30,000 Indoor Arena Naming
- $35,000 Finish Office Space Upstairs
- $15,000 – Name Outdoor Ring, $5,000 renewable each year
- $15,000 Technology – computer updates, printing costs, website administration, phones and office machines, copying expenses, newsletter publication
- $5,000 - $7,500 Naming Opportunities – horse stalls,
classroom, paddocks, upstairs offices, outdoor run-in stalls
Business, Individual and Group Sponsorships
Riverwood hosts several events each year, and there are many opportunities for sponsorships including horse sponsorships, rider sponsorships, horse show and timed trail ride sponsorships, program and equipment sponsorships, and more. Every single dollar raised helps sustain Riverwood. Please contact us if you are interested in any of our sponsorship opportunities.
Corporate sponsors play a significant role in the success of our special events, from benefit dinners to horse shows. RTRC works with Corporate Sponsors to customize their involvement in order to best meet the corporations' specific philanthropic, marketing and employee interests and involvement needs.
Horse and Rider Sponsors
Due to the costs associated with equine care, we hope to have a minimum of two – three
sponsors per horse. Student sponsorships are $1000 a year and supplement costs that are not covered by tuition,
including scholarships. It is Riverwood’s policy to not turn anyone away for financial reasons,
so we rely heavily on the generosity of the community to assist us with this cost. If you, your family, business, or any group or organization would like to learn more about student sponsorships, or would like to sponsor one of our amazing therapy horses
, please Contact Us
Bricks of Love Program
Riverwood was built by “bricks of love” through the help and support of our local
community and donors like you. Now, you can purchase a brick paver to be laid on
the floor of Riverwood’s indoor facility. Click here for a picture.
Purchase a paver for $50 and include what you wish for us to write. You can commemorate
the loss of a loved one, beloved horse or pet, or simply show your support for the
riders and horses at Riverwood by helping us "brick-by-brick."
for an order form.
Peter R. Kellogg Endowment Fund
Please specify if you would like your contribution to go toward the fund.
Employee Matching Programs
If you already contribute to Riverwood, or plan to do so, please check to see if
your employer will match your contribution! Many employers will and we appreciate
your search engine and homepage and designate Riverwood as your charity - $.01 of
every search you make will go to Riverwood.
The Southern States SHOW (Special Horse Organization Winner) program provides a
cash rebate to non-profit horse organizations. Riverwood has benefited from this
program for several years, earning as much as $500/year. Here is how you can help:
Cut out the proof of purchase seal from your Reliance, Legends or Triple Crown feeds
and either mail them to us or give us a call and we will come pick them up. The
specialty feeds pay .25 each!