Main Stay Therapeutic Farm Receives $20,000 Mission Grant From The Community Foundation For McHenry County

Main Stay Therapeutic Farm Receives $20,000 Mission Grant From The Community Foundation For McHenry County

RICHMOND, IL – January 19, 2023 –Main Stay Therapeutic Farm is pleased to announce it has received a $20,000 Mission Grant from The Community Foundation for McHenry County. This grant will help support Main Stay’s ability to meet the various growing needs of the community, while keeping services as affordable as possible. Program fees are nominal and cover less than 20% of Main Stay’s operating expenses.

Main Stay provides services to wide variety of individuals, agencies and schools. Loriann Dowell, Main Stay’s Executive Director explains, “Main Stay has a long 35-year history of providing high-quality individualized equine and animal-assisted services. Main Stay’s programs have an immediate and lasting impact on those we serve. Our clients rely on our programs to help them to function in their daily lives. We are grateful to The Community Foundation for McHenry County for their support which will help us to continue to keep our services affordable and attainable to those who need them most.”

Main Stay’s mission is to enrich mind, body and spirit through powerful connections with horses, animals and nature. The organization accomplishes its mission through its core programs, Adaptive Riding and Horsemanship and Animal Assisted Learning. Main Stay’s holistic farm setting and accepting environment makes an ideal place for individuals to reach their fullest potential.

In 2022, Main Stay served over 500 individuals and remains committed to meeting the needs of anyone who can benefit its services. More information about Main Stay and the services they provide can be found on their website at

About The Community Foundation for McHenry County

The grantor, The Community Foundation for McHenry County founded in 2001, is an organization that serves to “connect people who care with causes that matter.” Their mission is to philanthropically address the needs of McHenry County by providing leadership, granting resources, stewarding assets, and fostering awareness. For more information, please contact their offices at 815.338.4483 or visit their website at

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Main Stay is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and receives no state or federal funding. Through the generosity of individuals, private foundations, corporations and service organizations, Main Stay is able to touch hundreds of lives each year.
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