In May 2021, Lovelane received $100,000 grant from Cummings Foundation!
Check out our Cummings Foundation Grant Celebration Video!
Lovelane will receive $25,000 from Cummings Foundation per year over the next four years.
Lovelane has a dramatic impact on the physical and cognitive development of children with disabilities. Lovelane is recognized and regularly recommended by the Boston pediatric medical community for the treatment of a wide variety of diagnoses. We provide 4,500 therapeutic sessions in a typical year with the help of 197 volunteers. Lovelane is primarily a pediatric program that serves students, ages 2 months to 20 years, from 41 communities throughout the greater Boston area with the help of 12 horses who have been specifically trained for our therapeutic program. Lovelane partners with local non-profits including The Cotting School, The LABBB Collaborative, City to Saddle and The Perkins School for the Blind. We also offer other supplemental unmounted programs that focus on a variety of therapeutic goals in addition to basic horsemanship. Lovelane has a waiting list of 315 students, demonstrating both the need for this unique therapeutic approach and the value parents and their physicians place in its outcomes. Once in our program, children stay for an average of 10 years. This high rate of re-enrollment each session demonstrates the significance that this particular therapeutic activity has in the lives of our clients and their families.
This amazing grant helps ensure that our pediatric population is able to continue to benefit from our high quality therapeutic riding program.