Grantee Stories

Horizons strengthens and supports all parts of the LGBT community

Horizons is the world’s first LGBT community foundation, and the only nonprofit that supports all parts of the LGBT community throughout the Bay Area. Since 1980, Horizons has granted more than $30 million to critical organizations that help thousands of people each day. We’re often the first to provide grants to emerging nonprofits and a core funder for anchor organizations that advocate for LGBT rights, serve LGBT youth and elders, ensure community health, and promote arts and culture. 

Brown Boi Project

When the Brown Boi Project was founded just a few years ago, it was something new: a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and allies committed to changing the way that communities of color talk about gender and eradicating sexism, homophobia, and transphobia.

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LYRIC

LYRIC has supported and empowered thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth on their journey to becoming healthy, successful, and thriving adults. Since 1988, LYRIC has grown into one of its largest  as well, compiling a long history of local, regional, and national accomplishments.

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Somos Familia

Somos Familia supports Latino families with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer children. It started when two mothers of Latino LGBTQ youth who had experienced challenges in their own families couldn’t find support resources. Recognizing a lack of support for Latina/o families with LGBTQ youth, they launched Somos Familia.

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Somos Familia

“We found that there were really no resources for Latino families dealing with these issues, and so we formed Somos Familia.” Laurin Mayeno

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