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Horizons supports organizations in all corners of the Bay Area and beyond. Whether it’s one of our vital anchor organizations, or a promising new nonprofit that’s rising to meet an emerging issue, Horizons provides crucial support to help meet the needs, secure the rights, and celebrate the lives of LGBT people – support that’s contributed to many of the gains we’re experiencing today.

Infographic_300x328Horizons’ work – for the past 35 years – has been possible thanks to the generosity of thousands of individuals who’ve invested in it. Our donors play a critical role in sustaining this work across the decades. The accomplishments, the growth, and all the potential of Horizons Foundation is due to  supporters, like you, that have made this possible. Hundreds of organizations. Millions in grants. Hundreds of individuals leaving legacy gifts to the LGBT community. 

We rightly celebrate our historic progress, but we’re not hanging a mission-accomplished banner yet. We’re still writing our story. The story of a movement that will not accept anything less than full legal, social, and economic justice. Every family protected. Every young person safe and thriving. All elders able to age with dignity and in community. Resources created and passed on, so that future generations are ready for all the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Support Horizons today. Together we can make all the difference.

Leadership Circle

Leadership Circle members who give a gift of $1,000 or more, have a powerful impact on the foundation’s work both today and into the future.

Supporter ($1,000 to $2,499)

  • An exclusive Leadership Circle luncheon
  • Invitations to the Philanthropy Series and other Leadership Circle events
  • Special “insider briefings” from Executive Director, Roger Doughty
  • On the Horizon e-newsletter
  • Prominent acknowledgement in our annual report

Sustainer ($2,500 to $4,999)

All of the above plus:

  • Special invitations to gala lead-up parties

Builder ($5,000 to $9,999)

All of the above plus:

  • Private lunch for two with Roger Doughty and key board and staff members to explore Horizons’ work in specific areas of interest

Advocate ($10,000 to $14,999)

All of the above plus:

  • Two complimentary VIP tickets to Horizons Foundation’s gala

Cornerstone ($15,000 to $24,999)

All of the above plus:

  • Four complimentary VIP tickets to Horizons Foundation’s gala

Visionary ($25,000 to $49,999)

All of the above, plus:

  • A VIP Table for 10 at Horizons Foundation’s gala

Champion ($50,000 and above)

All of the above, plus:

  • A thank-you gift individually tailored to the donor’s interests

Thank you to our 2013 Leadership Circle members »

Friends Circle

Horizons’ Friends Circle is made up of donors whose gifts equal up to $999 in a calendar year. Horizons is extremely grateful to our Friends Circle donors who understand that no gift is too small to be important.

Thank you to our 2013 Friends Circle members »

Loyalty Circle

Horizons’ Loyalty Circle members have given a gift for at least six years at any level, or have made gifts that total $100,000 or more. Such ongoing, reliable support not only helps Horizons in our work, but serves as an example of LGBT philanthropy to our entire community. 

Legacy Circle

Horizons’ Legacy Circle honors individuals and couples who have included the foundation in their legacy planning by making a bequest in a will, creating a trust, or designating Horizons as the beneficiary of an insurance policy, retirement plan, security, or other asset. Through Horizons’ LGBT Community Endowment Fund, Legacy gifts help ensure that future generations will have unprecedented financial resources to address community needs that we cannot predict today.

Thank you to our Legacy Circle members »

For more information, please contact Deb Stallings, Director of Development, at (415) 398.2333, ext. 103 or

Elvia & Bayan

A romance started on the dance floor, and a legacy that reflects their shared passion and community. 

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Donor-Advised Funds

A Donor-Advised Fund can help you take a tax deduction in the current year, avoid capital gains from the sale of highly appreciated assets, and spread the granting of charitable gifts over an unlimited number of years.


Your contribution fuels the LGBT movement.


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