Funding Programs for the LGBTQ Community

Horizons invests in organizations and individuals that create a world where all LGBTQ people live freely and fully. Explore the thousands of grants we have awarded in our grants directory.

The world's first community foundation that is of, by, and for LGBTQ people, we support our entire community. At the same time, our venture philanthropy approach looks favorably toward innovative, grassroots solutions to our community's emerging needs, especially those of the most under-resourced segments of our community. 

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Community Issues

Our flagship funding program provides general-operating and project-specific grants in support of the LGBTQ community in the nine counties of the SF Bay Area. Due to our ongoing COVID-19 response, our 2020 cycle was modified, and information about our 2021 cycle will be announced later this year.

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Community Event Sponsorship

Horizons offers event sponsorship for LGBTQ-primary organizations in the nine counties of the SF Bay Area. This program is not currently accepting applications due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but has plans to resume in the future.

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Global Faith and Equality Fund

This fund currently supports efforts to stem the exportation of religious-based homophobia from the United States to Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The fund also resources work to amplify progressive and LGBTQ-accepting Christian voices. Proposals are accepted by invitation only.

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Donor-Advised Funds

Horizons is home to over 150 donor-advised funds, through which donors make grants to organizations of their choice, with guidance from the foundation. Proposals to our donor advisors are accepted by invitation only.

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Giving Circles

Horizons hosts groups of donors who pool resources to make grants to LGBTQ-serving organizations in the nine counties of the SF Bay Area. Proposals to our giving circles are accepted by invitation only.

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Scholarships and Fellowships

Horizons is home to a number of scholarships and fellowships supporting the LGBTQ community in higher education and training in the SF Bay Area and beyond.

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Past Funding Programs

Horizons' past funding programs demonstrate the depth and breadth of our funding in recent years.

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