What is the Fund?

The Brony Thank You Fund exists to promote and collect donations to worthy charitable organizations, especially those centered around children. We have supported causes as diverse as Engineers without Boards and The Marine Toys for Tots Campaign. In 2013, we endowed the Derpy Hooves Animation Scholarship at the California Institute of the Arts.

Our 2018 charitable partner is the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.


Upcoming Fund Events

March 30-Apr 1, 2018 BABScon
May 18-20, 2018 Everfree NW

Now available on Amazon Prime: Inside the Animator's Studio

This fall, a select group of people had the unique opportunity at EQLA to hear Lauren Faust talk about her life, career, and projects (including, of course, Friendship is Magic.) Now anyone with Amazon Prime can share that same experience for free! Not only can you hear Lauren tell the story of her childhood, college years, and work on shows like The Powerpuff Girls, Wander Over Yonder, and The Iron Giant; but you can also help fund the Thank You Fund's scholarship at CalArts.

An Evening With Lauren Faust!

Our 2017 Tax Return is Done

Just like any other corporation, we need to file our taxes every year. Unlike individuals, our deadline for our 990 (the non-profit version of a 1040) is due May 15th rather than April 15th. However... we also have to file yearly reports in a number of states that we physically do fundraising in, including California. Since California needs our paperwork filed by April 15th, we usually go ahead and file early with the feds as well.

Buy a Cool Pin and Help Kids With Cancer

We've all seen the news items about school kids being harassed because of being Bronies, and most of us have had personal experience with how admitting to like the show can cause people to (at a minimum) give us funny looks, or at worst assume that we're perverts. Many people don't like it when bronies talk about "coming out of the closet", because it seems to trivialize the experience that gays have when they go public, but the reality is that showing your pony pride can generate the same kind of blind prejudice that people's sexual preference or race or religion can.

We Did It!


This Thursday, many pony fans sat down to enjoy a Thanksgiving Meal and maybe watch some hoofball, or even an episode or two.  But the Board of Directors of the Brony Thank You Fund would like to express their special thanks to the many volunteers and generous donors who have made the past 20 months so successful for us and the causes we support.

Do Some Good, Score Some Sweet Swag in September


Kiki Havivy: 2005-2013

The Board of the Directors of the Brony Thank You Fund would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Havivy family, and to everyone who has shared Kiki's long and torturous journey.

Meet 'Charity'

Since we launched the fund, we've used Pixelkitties' awesome logo as our corporate brand. We love the logo, and it's become well-identified with the Fund and the work it does. But one thing the logo lacks is personality, and we've been coming to realize that we need a mascot to represent the fund in a more human equine manner. With that in mind, we asked AutobotGirl, the January artist in the Fund calendar, to create an OC that could put her best hoof forward for us.


Minutes of May 15th Board of Directors Meeting

A meeting of the board of directors was held via Skype on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 9PM.  Attending were Sabrina Alberghetti, Monica Carlino and James Turner.

Prior notice having been given as per the bylaws, Mr. Turner moved to amend the bylaws as follows:

Article II, Section 1.  Amend by replacing the number 5 with 6, so that it shall read:

Our 501(c)(3) Celebration Give-Away

Admittedly, 501(c)(3) Celebration doesn't really roll off the tongue, but we're still pretty durn excited about finally getting our tax-exempt status! To create an appropriately celebratory mood, we consulted an expert on the subject, and Pinkie Pie responded "PARTIES! PRESENTS!"

Alas, we can't invite you all to a party, the Fund headquaters is a little small for that. But we can definitely get down with the idea of presents! We've reached into our big bag of goodies, and have a few major ones we'd like to share with our May donors.


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