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2014 Community Issues Grant Request for Proposals (RFP) Guidelines: PDF
2014 Community Issues Grant Request for Proposals (RFP) Application: PDF | Word

Thank you for your interest in Horizons' 2014 Community Issues grants process. The information below is intended to provide an overview of the process and how to go about applying for a grant. Most of it is excerpted from the RFP itself, so you'll find much of the same information in the RFP.

Application Process
All applications are reviewed by Horizons' program staff and then by a diverse community panel. The panel makes recommendations to Horizons Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Please complete all required materials. You can download the RFP (as a Word file or PDF) and Guidelines (as a PDF) by clicking the links above. Please do not send a cover letter, letters of reference, or any attachments not specifically requested in this RFP. Our goal is to minimize the pressure on applicants to produce voluminous proposals.

All proposals, along with all required attachments, must be completed, signed, and postmarked by the postmark deadline of August 22, 2014. (You may also deliver your completed proposal to Horizons' office by 5:00 p.m. that same day.) An electronic version in Word format must also be sent to by 5:00 p.m. on August 22, 2014. In the interest of fairness, we regret that proposals dated after the postmark deadline or sent by fax at any time cannot be considered.

How to Apply Workshops
Horizons will hold a series of in-person and one conference-call “How to Apply” workshops, which will give you an opportunity to walk through the proposal preparation and granting process and ask any questions you have:

6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.-Horizons Foundation, 550 Montgomery Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco

1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m.- Chicana/Latina Foundation - CANCELED
4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m.-Billy DeFrank Community Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose

1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m.-Transgender Law Center - 1692 Telegraph Ave., Suite 400, Oakland
4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m.-Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa, CANCELED

11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m - LGBTQ Connection, 780 Lincoln Avenue, Napa

5:00 p.m. -6:30 p.m.-Conference Call

Please RSVP online if you plan to attend by following the link below:

Click to RSVP for Application Workshop

If you are unable to attend any of these workshops and have questions about this year’s grant process or your organization’s proposal, please do not hesitate to contact Horizons’ staff. You may contact Nikole Pagan, Administrative Manager at 415.398.2333 ext. 100, or Francisco O. Buchting, Director of Grantmaking at (415) 398.2333 ext. 116,