WHAT WE FUND

At Brooke USA, we recognize the value of working equines as part of sustaining and improving family livelihoods.

Brooke USA is committed to significantly improving the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America by raising funds and responsibly directing them to the areas of greatest need. We focus on initiatives that promise to achieve global impact and sustainable improvement.  

Our areas of focus include programs that:

Work with animals and relieve their suffering through treatment and education, and undertake research to improve their welfare.

Work with owners because by working with them we address the most common and severe problems to ensure a healthier future for working equines.

Work with health services because by working with local vets and other providers we improve the availability and quality of services for working animals.

Work with governments to advocate for local, national and international institutions to include the welfare of working equine animals in policy and implementation.


Brooke USA aims to improve the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules - both now and in the future.

Over the years, Brooke USA has funded the work of Brooke: Action for Working Horses and Donkeys. Brooke is the leading international animal welfare charity dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules. Through Brooke’s work, we know that our donors’ funds are put to great use as they equip local people with the knowledge and skills to give their horse, donkey or mule a better life.

At its sole discretion, our Board of Directors considers other organizations to fund, yet we do not accept unsolicited grant proposals. Brooke USA grants are only open to recommendations by its Board of Directors at which time an invitation to submit a Letter of Inquiry is issued by the Executive Director. 

Our Board of Directors then reviews the letter of inquiry and responds to the organization regarding the project's relevance to Brooke USA’s mission. If, based on the letter of inquiry, the project matches our priorities, the applicant may be invited to submit a formal grant proposal. The invitation to submit a formal grant proposal does not mean that funding will be approved.


With your help, Brooke USA can protect and improve the lives of the most vulnerable working equines around the world today.