HORIZON FOUNDATION

(207) 773-5101

100 Commercial Street, Suite 315
Portland, Maine 04101

WELCOME

Since its founding in 1997, Horizon Foundation has funded non-profit organizations that meet the mission goals in places where our trustees live and work. Grant funding concentrates on building organizational and community-wide effectiveness, developing opportunities, raising aspirations, and generally making a positive and lasting difference.

 

OUR MISSION

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.

 

WHERE WE FUND

Our giving is aligned with the geographic as well as programatic interest areas of our trustees. Organizations must be based in or primarily serve one or more of the following communities:

Colorado - Pitkin County

Connecticut - Fairfield County

Florida - Martin County

Idaho - Blaine County

Maine - Cumberland, Lincoln, Franklin, or York County

Massachusetts - Barnstable County

New Jersey - Mercer County

Trustees have discretion to expand geographic areas of interest by invitation only.

 

In Maine, Horizon's conservation funding will focus on ways in which the state's unique assets can be used to mitigate and adapt to climate change, 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.

Outside of Maine, Horizon is particularly focused on identifying and supporting organizations that:
- Encourage learning in the classroom and beyond;
- Help to build self-esteem;
- Motivate individuals to reach for higher levels of educational proficiency and competency, and;
- Strive to increase the number of safe places for children to learn, share, and ultimately become stronger leaders for the future.