Having granted in excess of $48.6 million since 1980, 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.
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. Proposals are accepted between July and August and go through a community review process.
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 early 2021.
Horizons-Dorian Loan Fund
We offer low-interest loans to LGBTQ-primary organizations in the SF Bay Area facing special circumstances, like emergencies, mergers, or funding gaps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Past Funding Programs
Horizons' past funding programs demonstrate the depth and breadth of our funding in recent years.
Questions? Interested in discussing a potential grant proposal? Contact us at grants [at] horizonsfoundation.org.