Our Giving

Galloping Out:  Rescue, care, rehabilitation and retraining of race horses off the track from Arlington Park and Hawthorne Racecourses.

The Elephant Sanctuary:  Food, care and staff to ten elephants, retired from zoos, circuses and other captive situations, many whom suffer long-term health and behavioral issues common to elephants in captivity. 

Blue Water Safe Haven:  Domestic violence and sexual assault treatment and prevention services to adults and children living in St. Clair County, Michigan.

Community Foundation of St Clair County:  Recreational activities and emergency needs for children in foster care, and cribs for new mothers to prevent infants from entering foster care.

Performing Animal Welfare Society:  Sanctuary, shelter, food and rescue for animals that have been victimized by the exotic and performing animal trades.

Arsenal Family and Children’s Center:   Childcare, preschool, and parenting support programs that provide a strong foundation for the healthy development of children and formation of nurturing parent-child relationships in a play-based environment. Grant funds supported needs-bassed scholarships.

Beyond the Roses Equine Rescue and Retirement:  Trains and re-homes Thoroughbred horses once they have left or retired from the racetrack.

Blue Water Safe Haven: Domestic violence and sexual assault treatment and prevention services to adults and children living in St. Clair County, Michigan.

CANTER Michigan: Provides opportunities for new careers to retired Thoroughbred racehorses through retraining, rehabilitation, and family/work placement.

Coalition on Temporary Shelter:  COTS aims to impact the next generation in the hopes to end the cycle of poverty and homelessness in the greater Detroit area.

The Union Project/Creative Citizens Studio:  Professional studio environment for adult artists with intellectual disabilities which supported their ability to create, exhibit and sell their work.

Horses with Hope: Develops partnerships between horses and riders with disabilities through various therapeutic riding approaches and programs. 

Hunter Hospitality House:  Temporary shelter and respite for the duration of a loved ones stay while at a local medical hospital in Port Huron, Michigan. 

Turning Point:  Services to end domestic and sexual violence. Reitz funds specifically supported children’s programming.

Michigan Animal Adoption Network:  Shelter, food rescue, spay/neuter and veterinarian care to low-income and poor pets in Oakland County, Michigan. 

Michigan Court Appointed Special Advocates:  Special advocates for children who are victims of abuse or neglect. Funds supported training advocates across Michigan.

PEAR Kenya:  Economic development support for indigenous women who require income to improve their quality of life. Reitz funds were used to purchase a vehicle so women could bring their goods to sell at market.

Second Chance Ranch and Rescue:  Rescue and rehabilitation of severely abused and neglected horses.