2022 Community Issues Grantee Partners

The SF Bay Area LGBTQ organizations below received grants through Horizons' flagship Community Issues Funding Program.




ABO Comix
ABO believes our interpersonal and societal issues can be solved without locking people in cages. Our mission is to combat the culture that treats humans as disposable and disproportionately criminalizes the most marginalized amongst us.
Amor Para Todos
Our mission is to join with schools and communities in an innovative, intersectional approach to cultivate more gender and LGBTQIA+ affirming environments for our youth. We believe our work will be the early intervention that can serve as a catalyst to change systematic invisibility for LGBTQIA+ youth.
Lavender Phoenix
Lavender Phoenix builds LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islander (API) power to create an intersectional movement in which justice is for all marginalized people. Through organizing, we inspire and train leaders, establish intergenerational connections, and document and disseminate our histories.
Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center
The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center provides community, leadership, advocacy, services and support to the Silicon Valley’s LGBTQ People and their Allies.
Brown Boi Project
Brown Boi Project strives to create a beloved community by and for
QTBIPOC to increase our capacities to give and receive support, to
organize with our aligned networks, and heal the impacts of our individual and collective experiences of gender.
Colectivo Acción Latina de Ambiente
Our mission is to provide a space for the freedom of expression, individual growth, and community building for LGBTQ Latinx individuals.
Community United Against Violence
CUAV works to build the power of LGBTQ communities to transform violence and oppression. We support the healing and leadership of those impacted by abuse and mobilize our broader communities to replace cycles of trauma with cycles of safety and liberation. As part of the larger social justice movement, CUAV works to create truly safe communities where everyone can thrive.
Dem Bois Inc.
We provide charitable economical aid for transmen of color to obtain gender affirming surgery.
Detour Dance
Detour Dance creates bold, community-engaged performances that center the prismatic experiences of queers and people of color.
East Bay Sanctuary
Covenant - LGBT
Asylum Program

EBSC provides legal and social services, community organizing, and transformative education for people escaping persecution and violence. Our LGBT Asylum Program offers wraparound legal and psychological support to LGBT asylum seekers.
Femme and Them
Femme and Them supports the creative and material needs of BIPOC on Occupied Lisjan Ohlone Land (Oakland) by providing physical space, resources, and support through paid residency programs, and more.
Health Initiatives for

To improve the health and well-being of underserved young people
through innovative youth leadership, popular education and advocacy, in pursuit of multi-level social change.
In Lak'ech Dance Academy
Our mission is to co-create a community of queer, trans, and allied
dancers in order to celebrate our resilience, nurture our collective
strength, and heal from oppression.
India Davis - Sonic

India Sky’s interdisciplinary art practice investigates the forces of power, ancestry and spirit that shape her experience, and engages radical imagination as a source for transformation, communion, liberation, and survival.
Lavender Seniors of the East Bay
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of older LGBT residents of the East Bay (Alameda and Contra Costa Counties) through community building, education, and advocacy. We strive to keep older LGBT adults connected to their communities.
LGBTQ Connection Napa & Sonoma
LGBTQ Connection exists to foster a healthy, diverse, and inclusive community, driven by emerging leaders in the rural and suburban north SF Bay Area.
Louise Lawrence
Transgender Archive

Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive is a community-based archive dedicated to preserving the artifacts of transgender history and serving as a primary resource for scholars, students, authors,
North Bay LGBTQI

North Bay LGBTQI Families seeks to support families with LGBTQIA+ parents, caregivers, and children in building community and engaging in intersectional advocacy to create inclusive and welcoming spaces in and around Sonoma County.
Peacock Rebellion
Peacock Rebellion is an East Oakland-based, multidisciplinary, trans/genderqueer/gender non-conforming people of color -centered organization of artists and cultural workers who use the arts to advance safety and healing for queer and trans people of color.
Prism Foundation
Prism Foundation provides funds and leverages resources to empower the Asian & Pacific Islander LGBTQ+ community.
Queer LifeSpace
Our mission is to create a safe space for the queer community and our allies. Our client-centered integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment is designed to empower, inform, and provide a platform for healing and growth.
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP)
QWOCMAP uses film to shatter stereotypes and bias, reveal the lived truth of inequality, and challenge the roots of inequity and injustice through art and activism.
RYSE Center
RYSE creates safe spaces grounded in social justice for young people ages 13-21 across Richmond and WCCC to love, learn, educate, heal, and transform lives and communities.
San Francisco Transgender Film Festival
SFTFF conducts film programs that strengthen awareness of transgender history, stimulate community dialogues about transgender issues, support independent trans filmmakers, and engage in a movement for multi-racial trans/gender justice.
San Francisco Trans

San Francisco Trans March inspires trans and gender non-conforming (gnc) people to realize a world where we are safe, loved, and empowered.
Sebastopol Area Senior Center
To improve the lives of older adults in West Sonoma County. Specifically, our LGBT elder-focused mission is to foster safe and welcoming activities that eliminate isolation among LGBT elders.
Solano Pride Center
Solano Pride Center builds community and supports well-being among LGBTQ people and our allies.
Somos Familia
Somos Familia builds leadership in our Latinx families and communities to create a culture where people of diverse genders and sexual orientations can thrive. We envision a just world that embraces people of all genders and sexual orientations.
StarVista's Pride
Center Program

To create a welcoming, safe, inclusive, and affirming community climate that fosters growth, health and opportunities to thrive for individuals of all ages, sexual orientations and gender identities through education, counseling, advocacy, & support.
The Legacy Center
dba Positive Images

Positive Images (PI) is an LGBTQIA+ Community Center that provides support to Sonoma County’s LGBTQIA+ population, with an emphasis on identities and individuals at the margins.