Vision, Mission, Values

Horizons Foundation serves the diverse needs of the San Francisco Bay Area community.

Our Vision

Horizons envisions a world in which LGBTQ people live lives of    PRIDE, dignity, justice, and joy and where:

  • Strong, sustainable organizations have the resources to advocate for, serve, and celebrate the lives of LGBTQ people
  • LGBTQ people give generously to LGBTQ causes and nonprofit organizations
  • LGBTQ people thrive in vibrant, diverse, and compassionate communities
  • LGBTQ culture and pride are cherished and celebrated
  • All sexual identities and gender expressions are visible and valued, and
  • Future generations of LGBTQ people have plentiful community financial resources to address emerging issues.

Our Mission 

Horizons Foundation is a community foundation rooted in and dedicated to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community, and we exist to:

  • Mobilize and increase resources for the LGBTQ movement and organizations that secure the rights, meet the needs, and celebrate the lives of LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ people.

Our Values




We believe that justice for LGBTQ people is inextricably tied to a larger movement for social justice for all marginalized communities. We are fiercely dedicated to securing equality, dignity, and justice in the daily lives of all LGBTQ people, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.


We are committed to respecting and celebrating the rich diversity of our community and to creating a fully inclusive LGBTQ community. We take pride in the histories, cultures, and achievements of LGBTQ people in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the nation and the world. 


We look to the LGBTQ community as a key source of leadership and insight, and we invest in the power of people, organizations, and movements to advocate for themselves.


We value innovative responses to community needs and are willing to take risks in cutting‐edge organizations, ideas, and actions.


We believe that generosity and giving are essential to a strong, vibrant, and enduring community, and we promote and honor gifts of all sizes to LGBTQ organizations and causes.


We are unwaveringly committed to building a strong movement and community for future generations by growing the resources for the LGBTQ community for both now and forever.


Make History with Horizons!

Horizons’ bold Now and Forever Campaign creates a permanent source of funds that will support the LGBTQ community forever. Watch the video to learn more »

The Bridge That Calls Us Together

M.J. is the host of the “Revolting Seniors” podcast, produced by Horizons’ grantee partner Curry Senior Center. Curry works with the senior LGBTQ population in the Tenderloin.

“The senior community in the Tenderloin is a pretty large group. In fact, it’s the largest senior community in the city.  Read more.