Right Step
Sponsorship Fund, Inc.
It’s Christmas year round for people experiencing the gift of new abilities. Horses and Therapists team together at participating facilities to offer treatment and therapeutic activities to help improve life skills. Walking, talking, socializing, strengthening muscles, developing relationships, organizing space and tasks, building a foundation for balance - these opportunities are presents in every therapy session!

The Right Step Sponsorship Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit corporation formed to offer scholarships for Equine Assisted Activities (EAA) to individuals with disabilities who have no insurance and can not afford treatment. Details and eligibility are available on our application form. The fund also periodically sponsors Professional Credentialed Therapists who complete and publish research into EAA. More research will equate to improved insurance coverage and less need for Scholarship assistance.

Can you help sponsor a child in need? Click on the image below to make a tax-deductible donation now.

Right Step Sponsorship Fund, Inc.
Donate now to help special kids in need!

Without your generous support, people in need will be unable to experience the magic of this powerful partnership. To donate by mail, please send your tax-deductible donation to:

Right Step Sponsorship Fund, Inc.
PO Box 388
Washington Twp, Michigan 48094

Q: Are there other ways to help with funding?
A: Yes, the Sponsorship Fund participates in a program which help charitable organizations with funding. Please check it out at the links below:


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1. Provide Individual Sponsorships to Persons with Disabilities Exhibiting Financial Need
  • Individual must be accepted for services by an Equine Assisted Activities or Therapy Approved Provider Center in Michigan, agrees to assist with sponsorship fundraising, and provides an outline of their treatment costs (treatment costs must be reasonable and customary for the State of Michigan)
  • Individual may use the insurance verification form to demonstrate lack of insurance coverage
  • Individual must meet financial need based on percentage of annual government poverty guidelines outlined in application
  • Sponsorship awards will be given up to $1500 per quarter per individual per application
Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors !!!

2. Support Research Studies into Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy
  • Applicant must be certified or credentialed in Equine Assisted Activities or Therapy with evidence of additional training in EAA as evidenced by Hippotherapy Course Completion, OR Registered Therapist status through PATH Intl., OR Hippotherapy Clinical Specialty Certification, OR Certified Adapted Therapeutic Riding or Driving Instructor, OR Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning.
  • Research Study must focus on Equine Assisted Activities or Therapy
  • Applicant must outline real costs associated with completion of the study
  • Applicants with an approved study will be awarded sponsorship only after the study is completed and published
  • Study Sponsorships will be given up to $500 per Research Study

  • Report on Hippotherapy Survey: Incident/Injury analysis
  • A Review of Incidents and Risk Management in Hippotherapy
  • Human Incidents and Injury within the Hippotherapy Milieu
  • 2013 AHA Safety Poster


    Click to see PDFs of our Annual Report for 2014
    and our annual IRS Form 990 filing, too


  • Funding Application

  • Checklist and Application for Sponsorship of an EAA Study

  • Approved Provider Application

  • Insurance Verification of Benefits

  • 2015 HHS Poverty Guidelines


  • Stable Possibilities


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