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

Horizons’ flagship grantmaking program, Community Issues, provides support to small and mid-sized LGBTQ nonprofit organizations and programs (annual budgets of $1 million or less) based in our local community: the nine counties of the SF Bay Area. 

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LGBTQ Donor Engagement Program

Horizons seeks to support LGBTQ donor engagement opportunities, like galas and house parties, hosted by large LGBTQ-primary organizations (annual budget over $1 million) based within the nine counties of the SF Bay Area.

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Global Faith and Equality Fund

Horizons' Global Faith and Equality Fund is currently focused on supporting efforts to secure and expand LGBTI rights and reproductive justice in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The fund also resources work to amplify progressive faith voices that are LGBTI-welcoming and accepting and support comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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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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