2023 Community IssuesGrantee Partners

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

In total, Horizons Foundation awarded $ 0 Total amount awarded by Horizons Foundation to 2023 Community Issues Grantee Partners

Ahora, Nosotres: A Trans Migrant Exhibition at Galeria de la Raza

Galería de la Raza promotes Latino art & culture. Our "creative place keeping" ethos is rooted in social inclusion and justice, where community arts are central to navigating the complex intersection of urban development, social inequality, affordable housing, and the historical-cultural legacies of communities of color. Galería supports artists in the visual, literary, media, and performing art fields whose works explore new aesthetic possibilities for socially committed art.

Amor Para Todos

Amor Para Todos' 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.      

Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits (BAAITS)

Home of the first and largest annual Two-Spirit Powwow, Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) exists to restore and recover the role of Two- Spirit people within the American Indian/First Nations community by creating a forum for the spiritual, cultural and artistic expression of Two-Spirit people.

Bay Area Girls Rock Camp

Bay Area Girls Rock Camp empowers young people through music, promoting an environment that fosters self-confidence, creativity and teamwork. Our camp centers the experiences of girls, trans and/or non-binary youth in our explicit commitment to gender justice and creating an inclusive environment that supports a wide range of marginalized gender identities and expressions. 

Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center

The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center provides a safe space, leadership, advocacy, services, and support for the LGBTQ+ community and allies.

Billy Foundation

The mission of the Billys is to foster community, intimacy, and personal exploration among gay, bi, trans and queer men through shared values and brotherhood. We are a heart-centered community woven together by shared values and by our shared experience as gay, bi, and queer men.

Brown Boi Project

We are a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, trans folks, LGBTQ+ individuals and allies committed to changing the way communities of color talk about gender and leadership. We work across race and gender to eradicate sexism, homophobia and transphobia to create affirming and liberatory frameworks for gender, masculinity and change.

Bruthas Rising, Inc

Bruthas Rising works to enhance the spiritual, mental, and economic health and well-being of transmen — with a particular focus on those most underserved in every effort to engage, empower, influence, and ameliorate adverse conditions — so that they can evolve as members of a diverse community. We envision a world in which practical methodologies have been implemented to build the fundamental structures to positively impact longevity and sustainable life goals for all transmen.

Camp It Up!, Inc.

Camp It Up! offers arts and nature based LGBTQAI+ family camps that nurture youth leadership development, community building, fun and a deep commitment to diversity, racial justice, equity, and radical inclusivity.


Creating a Coastside in San Mateo County that supports and celebrates people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Colectivo Acción Latina de Ambiente

To provide a space for the freedom of expression, individual growth, and community development for LGBTQ Latinx individuals. Teatro Alebrijes develops works rooted in the experience of queer Latinx individuals whose primarily language is Spanish. Teatro Alebrijes exists at the intersection of Creative, Queer, Latine/x, Immigrant, Spanish speaking individuals.

Deaf Queer Resource Center

The Deaf Queer Resource Center is an anti-racist organization committed to equity and social justice that works to support, inform, educate, empower, and bring more visibility to and awareness about marginalized Deaf Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer communities.

Detour Dance

Detour Dance centers the prismatic experiences of queers and people of color. Detour is a devised dance-theater ensemble that creates bold performances rooted in community-based creative processes.

Diamond Wave

Diamond Wave is a queer arts organization that produces diverse, queer-centered artistic and cultural events that bring together disparate segments of LGBTQIA2S+ community in the Bay Area.

Drag Story Hour

Drag Story Hour celebrates reading through the glamorous art of drag. Our chapter network creates diverse, accessible, and culturally-inclusive family programming where kids can express their authentic selves and become bright lights of change in their communities.

Dykes With Drills

Dykes With Drills is a nonprofit that empowers people with the tools to build. By hosting skill-building workshops, retreats, volunteer events and meet-ups, we cultivate opportunities for individuals to connect with each other and use power tools.

EBSC-OLAS LGBT Asylum Program

Since 2004, the EBSC-OLAS LGBT Asylum Program has provided integrated legal and social services, psychological support, and community-building to Latinx LGBT asylum seekers in the SF Bay Area. OLAS means “wave” in Spanish and is an acronym for LGBT Organization for Support and Solidarity.

Foglifter Press

Rooted in the San Francisco Bay Area, Foglifter Press is a platform for LGBTQIA2S+ writers that supports and uplifts powerful, intersectional, and transgressive queer and trans writing through publication and public readings to build and enrich our communities as well as the greater literary arts.


Homobiles is a ride share with the sole purpose of providing safe, reliable transportation to the greater LGBTQ+ community in the Bay Area. Homobiles continues to prioritize a supportive and safe environment for queer people, especially transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals. We are especially focused on providing safe and caring transportation for members of the trans community's medical appointments pertaining to surgery.

Lavender Phoenix (formerly APIENC)

Lavender Phoenix (formerly known as APIENC) builds transgender, non-binary, and queer Asian and Pacific Islander power to heal and transform our communities. Through organizing in the SF Bay Area, we inspire and train grassroots leaders, transform our community’s values from scarcity to abundance, and sustain a vibrant, intersectional movement ecosystem.

Lavender Seniors of the East Bay

Lavender Seniors of the East Bay's Mission is to improve the quality of life of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ)residents of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties through direct services, outreach, advocacy and education. Ensure that LGBTQ elders are well-prepared emotionally, physically, legally, and socially in their later years.

LGBTQ+ Programs at Curry Senior Center

Curry Senior Center's LGBTQ+ Programs serve LGBTQ+ older adults (55+) and adults with disabilities and prioritizes community building and isolation reduction for all LGBTQ+ older adults.

Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive

Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive (LLTA) is a community-based archive dedicated to preserving the artifacts of transgender history, items such as magazines, newsletters, photographs, posters, pornography, flyers, and ephemera. We seek to empower trans people through knowledge of their own history and to increase the understanding of transgender lives by society.

花和霧 flowers and fog / joy is here

Melissa Lewis Wong (they/she/他 - AKA Deuce Lee) is a queer/bi, mixed-race Chinese American nonbinary dance + drag artist. Their maternal Chinese lineage is the place they create from—in conversation with experiences of queerness, mixedness & diaspora. 花和霧 flowers and fog is an intergenerational, queer, diasporic project with their mother Joy.

Ministerio Latino c/o Plymouth United Church of Christ

Ministerio Latino uplifts, embraces and empowers LGBTQI Latinx immigrants through programs that includes emotional support, gender affirming rituals, life coaching, and donations for basic needs of survival.

Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD)

MASGD is an entirely global majority trans led organization that supports, empowers and connects LGBPQ+ and 2STGNCI+ Muslims. We challenge root causes of oppression, including misogyny, racism, capitalism and xenophobia.

North Bay LGBTQI Families

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.

LGBTQ Connection

LGBTQ Connection's goals are to promote LGBTQ youth leadership, strengthen underserved populations within the LGBTQ community, and build safe and welcoming outposts for community members to seek and receive education and support throughout Napa and Sonoma Counties, including transgender youth; Latinx youth and non-English speaking families; youth of color; youth living in rural / semi-rural communities.


OYSTERKNIFE is a postdisciplinary performance company co-founded by two Black queer artists: Gabriele Christian & Chibueze Crouch. We create immersive, interdisciplinary, somatic-based, experimental works that interrogate sociohistorical norms and institutions.

Parivar Bay Area

Parivar Bay Area builds a community of light, love, and acceptance that enhances our reputation as a primary organization for Transgender economic justice, social inclusion, and health care equity, and an engaging leader for Queer Trans Immigration equity, led by South Asian Transgender Leaders.

Peacock Rebellion

Peacock Rebellion is an Oakland-based, queer/trans/genderqueer/gender non-conforming Black, Indigenous, and people of color-centered (BIPOC) crew of artists, cultural workers, and community organizers with disabilities and chronic illnesses who use the arts to build cultures of safety and healing with trans and queer Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities.

PFLAG of Clayton-Concord

PFLAG's mission is to create a caring, just and affirming world for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them.

Queer LifeSpace

Queer LifeSpace provides affordable, evidence-based mental health services, substance abuse services, and clinical training to the LGBTQIA+ community. Developed by queer people for queer people. We're passionate about serving the underserved and providing therapy services to those in need regardless of their ability to pay.

Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

QWOCMAP uses film to shatter bias, reveal the lived truths of injustice, and illuminate the brilliance of our communities through art and activism. QWOCMAP creates, exhibits, and distributes films that authentically reflect the lives of, and address the vital, intersecting social justice issues that concern LBTQIA+ BIPOC. We change who is behind the lens by actively investing in, developing, and nurturing the creativity and leadership of LBTQIA+ BIPOC to create transformative change.

Rainbow Women's Chorus

Rainbow Women’s Chorus works together to develop musical excellence in an atmosphere of mutual support and respect. We perform publicly for the entertainment, education and cultural enrichment of our audiences and community. We sing to enhance the esteem of all women, to celebrate diversity, to promote peace and freedom and to touch people’s hearts and lives.

Queer Surf

Queer Surf increases equitable access to nature. We support LGBTQ mental and physical health through relationship to the ocean. By diversifying surf culture, Queer Surf serves people of all races, ages, abilities and income levels. Queer Surf centers , trans and queer women as well as non-binary individuals.

Rooting RYSE Commons in LGBTQ+ Justice and Liberation

RYSE creates safe spaces grounded in healing and social justice for young people ages 13-21 in Richmond/West Contra Costa to love, learn, educate, heal, and transform lives and communities. We center Black, Indigenous, Youth of Color, we lead with love and rage to cultivate healing and belonging.

San Francisco Transgender Film Festival

The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival builds strong and resilient transgender community through media arts programs that strengthen awareness of intersectional trans history, identity, rights movements, and culture; uplifts community dialogue about local and global transgender issues; invests in TGNC filmmakers; and engages in movements for trans and racial justice. We are the world’s first and longest-running transgender film festival.

San Francisco Trans March

The mission of the San Francisco Trans March is to inspire all Trans and Gender Non-Conforming people to realize a world where we are safe, loved, and empowered. The San Francisco Trans March envisions a world based in safety and justice for all, regardless of gender identity and expression. We strive to create a space for our diverse communities to unite and achieve the social justice and equality that each of us deserves.

Side by Side's Our Space

Side by Side's Our Space's mission is to walk with young people impacted by adversity toward a future with connection and meaning. Side by Side’s Our Space is the only program or organization providing advocacy, support services, and a community center for LGBTQIA+ youth in Southern Alameda County, including Hayward, California.

Sins Invalid

Sins Invalid is a disability justice-based performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and LGBTQ+ artists as communities who have been historically marginalized. Led by disabled people of color, our work explores the themes of sexuality, embodiment and the disabled body, developing provocative work where paradigms of “normal” and “sexy” are challenged, offering a vision of beauty and sexuality inclusive of all bodies and communities.

Solano Pride Center

Solano Pride Center builds community and promotes wellness among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (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 deliver a culturally-competent and family-centered services to transform the culture of bias in families and communities that strongly affects the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ Latinx youth and young adults.

The LGBT Asylum Project by Center for Immigrant Protection

The LGBT Asylum Project is the only San Francisco nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to providing accessible legal representation for LGBT asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution due to their sexual orientation, gender identity and/or HIV status.

The Queerceanera Project

The Queerceanera Project brings to the stage the voices of Queer Youth of Color and ancestral Indigenous teachings to reclaim the narrative of sacredness for us. "Mar in Middle" the play picks up the story of Mar, a gender-fluid kiddo in East San Jose, as they enter middle school.

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence® is an all-volunteer Order of queer and trans nuns, providing community service, ministry, outreach, and fundraising for those pushed to the fringe. Since our first appearance in San Francisco 1979, the Sisters promote human rights, celebrate diversity, and fosters spiritual enlightenment through the unique expressions of joy and beauty.

Theatre Rhinoceros

The mission of Theatre Rhinoceros is to develop and produce works of theatre that enlighten, enrich, and explore both the ordinary and extraordinary aspects of our queer community.


TurnOut’s mission is to mobilize communities to power queer and trans movements by implementing a full suite of support programming to supercharge the impact of every part of LGBTQ+ grassroots organizations' infrastructure.

Wake Up Sonoma

The mission of Wake UP Sonoma is to promote equality of human and civil rights within our community, through research, and education about threats to those rights, and to champion community-based solutions. The LGBTQIA+ Community Building Initiative, the mission of which is to connect LGBTQIA+ youth, adults, and seniors in Sonoma Valley with resources designed to foster a sense of belonging and community.

Women's Resource Center - Gender Inclusive Re-Entry Program

Community Forward helps the most vulnerable individuals get off the streets, find comprehensive services, and achieve stability so they may thrive. The Gender Inclusive Re-Entry Program at the Women’s Resource Center, which serves low-income transgender adult females who are or have been incarcerated. We provide a connection to stabilization so clients can begin their journey to self-sufficiency.