Our Vision

The CHAPS believe that horses and the disappearing natural world in which they thrive are necessary for healthy communities. Historically, horses have been essential to life in the United States for transportation, work, recreation, and encouraging connections to nature. In San Mateo County, examples of this heritage can be found at Folger Stable, The Woodside Store and Jack Brook Horse Camp. The CHAPS seek to recognize the continuing contribution of the horse by supporting the development and maintenance of equestrian facilities and activities in the County.

Programs & Projects

CHAPS fundraises for both ongoing programs and specific projects. We direct you to find out more about those important initiatives by visiting the Programs & Projects section of the site. Donations may be made directly for those specific endeavors.


General Fund

CHAPS is entirely run by volunteers, but there are always expenses involved related to fundraising and marketing. We are grateful for any support that we can designate to our general fund.

Donations by Paypal:
Click the button below to make your secure donation online. You do not need a Paypal account to use this channel.


Donations by Check:
Please make your check payable to either option below and send to the relevant address. 

    1. "Mounted Patrol Foundation/CHAPS"
          521 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside, CA 94062
          Tax ID: 75-2991593
    2. "Woodside Commmunity Foundation / CHAPS"
          P.O. Box 620494, Woodside, CA 94062
          Tax ID: 94-6108531


Fiscal Umbrellas

CHAPS is under the fiscal umbrella of the Woodside Community Foundation and the Mounted Patrol Foundation, 501(C)(3) non-profit orgs. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.