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Mission and Programs
In the Castro

Mission

A community foundation rooted in and dedicated to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, Horizons Foundation exists to:

  • Mobilize and increase resources for the LGBT movement and organizations that secure the rights, meet the needs, and celebrate the lives of LGBT people.
  • Empower individual donors and promote giving as an integral part of a healthy, compassionate community.
  • Steward a permanently endowed fund through which donors can make legacy gifts to ensure our community's capacity to meet the future needs of LGBT people.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Horizons aspires to set a stellar example of effective community based philanthropy in all its work.


 
Programs

Horizons strengthens and supports all parts of the LGBT community
Horizons was the world's first LGBT community foundation, and is the only nonprofit that supports all parts of the LGBT community throughout the Bay Area. Since 1980, Horizons has granted over $25 million to critical organizations that help thousands of people each day. We're 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.

Horizons mobilizes a community of donors and funders for greater impact
Horizons fuels the LGBT movement by mobilizing people to increase giving, educating donors, and combining individual donations so that all gifts benefit multiple organizations and thousands of lives. We also advocate for important LGBT causes with mainstream foundations and corporate funders who rely on our expertise, bringing millions of additional dollars to LGBT nonprofits over the last 33 years.

Horizons actively secures our LGBT community's future for generations to come
Horizons actively secures our community's future by promoting planned giving and building the LGBT Community Endowment Fund, a permanent fund dedicated to meeting the needs, securing the rights, and celebrating the lives of LGBT people - forever.