Horizon North

Horizon Foundation supports non-profit organizations that aspire to create and maintain sustainable, vibrant, and resilient communities by: 

  • Enabling children and adults to lead their communities in creative, healthy, and thoughtful ways;
  • Educating citizens to be good stewards of the environment;
  • Conserving land and water resources;
  • Encouraging service to others;
  • Promoting visual arts and music, and
  • Teaching appreciation of and preserving historic assets.
Horizon North will continue to support organizations and programs that we believe fulfill Horizon's mission. The Foundation's focus regarding conservation funding will be primarily related to the following areas in response to climate change: 

Climate change: specifically, ways in which Maine can use its "unique assets" to address the challenges of mitigating and adapting to global warming, including:
  • Programs that seek ways for communities to become more resilient by increasing energy efficiency and weatherization and the use of renewable sources of energy
  • Efforts in support of policies that aim to reduce the use of fossil fuels and increase non-carbon energy source alternatives
  • Forest and farmland management practices that promote working forest conservation, efforts to preserve high-value open space, and management practices that maintain and improve water quality and enhance wildlife habitat