Annual Report to Stakeholders - 2020

Summary of Activities 2019

Our Vision:


The Mounted Patrol Foundation believes that horses and equestrian activities have helped create a wonderful, healthy community in and around Woodside, California. The Mounted Patrol Foundation seeks to honor the legacy of this area by continuing to support, maintain, develop and encourage equestrian facilities, activities and heritage in the Town of Woodside, the county of San Mateo and the state of California. Our vision also includes the preservation of horse habitats and trail systems to provide both opportunities and environments conducive to the enjoyment of horses for horse owners and the public at large.


Our Mission and Grant Record:


The Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), charitable organization that works in collaboration with local government, other public agencies, and other nonprofits to support and promote equestrian activities and facilities in the area.  The Foundation also serves as the fiscal agent for CHAPS (Community Horse Advocacy Program for San Mateo County) and works closely with them to achieve our mutual grant-making goals. In the 16 years since our founding, the Mounted Patrol Foundation has made grants totaling more than $410,000 to over 40 horse- and equestrian-related organizations, activities, and facilities.  CHAPS has made grants exceeding $182,000.

Discretionary grants are made from its Endowment Fund, which began with contributions from the founding Mounted Patrol members back in 2003 and which has grown as Mounted Patrol members and others have made additional contribution.  Thanks to prudent investment practices over the years, the Endowment has grown to $402,000. The goal of the Foundation is to make annual discretionary grants totaling 5% of the average principal balance of the Endowment Fund to worthy equestrian causes in the area.

Project-Specific Funds/Donor-Directed Funds:  These are funds raised for a specific project, or from a donor for a specified cause (donor directed).  We thank the hundreds of individuals and organizations who, over the years, have sent in donations ranging from $25 to $10,000, which has helped to make these projects successful. 



$xx,000 in Grants Made in 2020


In 2020 the Mounted Patrol Foundation made Discretionary and Donor-Directed grants of over $xx,000 to the projects listed below. Nearly 59% ($15,000) of the grants were made possible by the generosity of Project-Specific/Donor-Directed funds in support of these projects. We want to thank the following for their generous support:

Gold Star
WHOA! - Woodside-area Horse Owners Association
The Don and Carole Tanklage Foundation
Willy Johnson

Silver Star
BABT - Bay Area Barns and Trails
SMCPF - San Mateo County Parks Foundation
Los Viajeros Riding Club and its members

Bronze Star
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks
Monterey Bay Equestrians and its members
San Mateo Horsemen's Association and its members
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County and its members
Bill Lane Family Fund
And many other individuals and groups

The remaining 41% of the grants were from the Mounted Patrol Foundation Endowment Fund.


Center Trail Bridge (pledged $15,000) Opened July 2020 

Several years ago, there was a washout and slide on Bear Gulch Creek that closed the Woodside Center Trail. 




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