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List of 2013 Grantees

Horizons Foundation is best known as a funding organization, especially for emerging issues and cutting-edge programs. We provide financial support both for smaller, upcoming LGBT organizations - especially through our Community Issues grants, which are based on recommendations from community panels - as well as core support to larger community institutions. We also make grants through regranting partnerships with larger, non-LGBT foundations, bringing more resources to the LGBT community and our organizations. Donor-advised and other named funds housed at Horizons further enrich and diversify our grantmaking.

Organization Grant Amount Purpose
Community Issues Grants
Advocates for Informed Choice $5,000 General Operating Support for grassroots organizing and the use of legal strategies to address the human and civil rights of intersex children.
AIRspace $5,000 General Operating Support for expanding the artist residency program, especially to underrepresented LGBTQ artists.
Alternative Theater Ensemble $2,000 For the development and production of The Fellowship which explores Queer identity in a rural northern California town.
Asian & Pacific Islander Family Pride $5,000 General Operating Support for workshops and events for Asian and Pacific Islander families with LGBT children.
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach $8,000 To provide legal services and advocacy to ensure the civil and human rights of LGBT immigrants.
Bindlestiff Studio $5,000 For programs to educate, challenge, and encourage dialogue among and between different ethnic and sexually diverse communities by highlighting Filipino American LGBTQQI youth experiences.
Brown Boi Project $5,000 General Operating Support for leadership training for masculine-identified people of color. This is the second part of a two-year grant.
Colectivo Acci—n Latina de Ambiente $7,000 General Operating Support for programs to provide a space for freedom of expression, individual growth, and community building for LGBT Latinas and Latinos.
Community United Against Violence $8,000 General Operating Support for programs to support LGBT people in creating individual and collective safety and healing from abuse, and to transform the root causes of violence.
Face Value, a project of the Tides Center $15,000 Increasing Giving Support for the implementation of a newly designed individual donor strategy. This is the second part of a two-year grant.
Floating Ophelia Productions, LLC $8,000 For the film Major! that explores the extraordinary life of Miss Major, a long-time activist in the transgender community.
Fresh Meat Productions $4,000 General Operating Support for artistic programming to promote the development of transgender artists.
Lavender Seniors of the East Bay $5,000 General Operating Support for programs to improve the quality of life of older LGBT residents of the East Bay through community building, education, and advocacy.
Lesbian Health & Research Center at UCSF $5,000 For programs to improve the health and well-being of Lesbians, Bisexual Women, Transgender people and families. This is the second part of a two-year grant.
LYRIC $10,000 Increasing Giving Support for the implementation of a grassroots fundraising model focusing on program and community engagement.
Mexican Heritage Corporation $5,000 For the Quuersea–era program to create a cultural event with the purpose of bringing communities together to reflect, celebrate and discover intersectionalities between the Latino and LGBT communities.
New Conservatory Theatre Center $10,000 Increasing Giving Support to increase individual donor support and build development capacity.
Oakland Pride, Inc. $5,000 General Operating Support for the annual celebration of the culture and diversity of the LGBT community in Oakland and the East Bay.
Old Lesbians Organizing for Change, San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate $2,678 General Operating Support for programs that provide lesbians a safe, supportive network and foster creative ways to live well as elder women.
Our Space $8,000 To launch a GED preparation and support program for LGBTQ youth.
Outlet Program - A project of Adolescent Counseling Services $4,000 General Operating Support for programs to support and empower LGBTQQ youth, including bilingual Spanish-speaking youth, living on the mid-SF Peninsula.
OutLoud Radio $8,000 General Operating Support for production and radio broadcasting by LGBTQ youth.
Pacific Center for Human Growth $3,500 General Operating Support for LGBT workshops, support groups, and other programs at the multi-service community center.
Pye Harris Legacy Project, Inc. $4,000 For the re-editing of four (4) short films of LGBT youth interviewing LGBT elders about their coming out experiences in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and during the Age of AIDS.
Queer Rebels Productions $5,000 General Operating Support for film programs and projects with a focus on LGBT people of color
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project $6,000 General Operating Support for the creation, exhibition and distribution of new films/videos that address social justice issues that concern queer women of color
Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County $15,000 Increasing Giving Support to support the implementation of a community engagement and increase individual donor development strategy.
Rainbow Women's Chorus $1,500 General Operating Support for developing choral musical programming by an all women's chorus.
San Francisco Trans March $5,000 General Operating Support for the annual march and performance art program for transgender visibility and civil rights.
San Francisco Transgender Film Festival $5,000 General Operating Support for the annual film festival in conjunction with the march for transgender visibility and civil rights.
St. James Infirmary $4,500 Support for the STRIDE Clinic, a program for transgender and gender-variant sex workers
Transgender Law Center $5,000 Increasing Giving Support to increase donor recruitment, retention, and contributions as part of overall development and sustainability strategy.
Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project $10,000 General Operating Support for programs to challenge and end the human and civil rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant, and intersex (TGI) people in California prisons and beyond.
Youth UpRising $8,527 To effect change and educate leaders and others about LGBT issues by creating advocacy and systems change through youth organized efforts.
Alex Morris Memorial Fund Grants
Auburn Hip Hop Congress $1,000 General Operating Support
Bay Area Video Coalition $1,000 For BUMP Records
Homeless Youth Alliance $1,000 General Operating Support
Buena Vista Fund Grants
Community Music Center $357,750 One-time bequest for General Operating Support
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco $178,857 One-time bequest for General Operating Support for the de Young Museum
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library $715,500 One-time bequest for General Operating Support
San Francisco Conservatory of Music $357,750 One-time bequest for General Operating Support
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art $357,750 One-time bequest for General Operating Support
University of California Berkeley Foundation $715,500 One-time bequest for the Joseph A. Rosenthal University LibrarianÕs Discretionary Fund
Fairy Godfathers for LGBT Disability Issues Fund Grants
Diversity Center $4,000 To address issues of access and inclusion in the Santa Cruz queer community and to encourage the Center to reach out to under-represented members of the LGBT community, through collaborations, on-line programming and other initiatives that serve particularly Latino, and Spanish-speaking members of the Community
Fund for Cameroonian LGBTI Refugees Grants
Jewish Family & Children's Services Of The East Bay $3,500 To provide assistance to LGBTI asylum seekers/refugees from Cameroon who are already in the San Francisco Bay Area
Give Out Day Grants
Alternative Theater Ensemble $1,500 Give OUT Day Prize award
Center for Sex and Culture $5,000 Give OUT Day Prize award
Gay-Straight Alliance Network $3,500 Give OUT Day Prize award
New Conservatory Theatre Center $1,500 Give OUT Day Prize award
Out in the Bay $3,500 Give OUT Day Prize award
Transgender Law Center $5,000 Give OUT Day Prize award
Horizons Young Professionals for Equality (HYPE) Grants
Our Space $5,000 To build a comprehensive base of monthly donors to sustain Our Space's critical services for LGBTQ youth.
Gay-Straight Alliance Network $5,000 To create and launch a GSA Alumni Association, engage more GSA Alumni to give and increase the amount of revenue from young donors.
Pacific Center for Human Growth $5,000 To achieve and sustain target annual fundraising goal of $25,000 by a core group of Pacific Center donors between the ages of 25-35.
Fellowships
Southwest Women's Law Center $16,525 For Thomas Steel Fellowship Awardee
Scholarships
California Arts Education Association $1,000 For Juan Marquez Scholarship Awardee
Lutheran University Association DBA Valparaiso University $1,000 For Juan Marquez Scholarship Awardee
San Francisco State University Financial Aid Office $6,000 For Markowski Leach Scholarship Awardees
San Francisco State University Financial Aid Office $1,000 For New Road Scholarship awardee
Stanford University Financial Aid $3,000 For Markowski-Leach Scholarship Awardees
UC Hastings College of the Law $1,000 For New Road Scholarship Awardee
University of California Berkeley - Financial Aid $10,500 For Markowski-Leach Scholarship Awardee
University of California Berkeley School of Law $1,500 For Markowski-Leach Scholarship Awardee
University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business $1,500 For Markowski-Leach Scholarship Awardee
Miscellaneous Grants
Equal Justice Society $2,000 General Operating Support
Hartley Film Foundation $2,000 To support Parvez Sharma's latest film.
Immigration Equality $1,000 General Operating Support

Grantees from 2012 and Previous Years

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