Forest Trees


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.



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.



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:

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 deliberately focus on making grants which align with strategies outlined in

Maine Won’t Wait – A Four Year Plan for Climate Action, specifically:

  • Forest and farmland management practices that promote working forest & farm conservation, land preservation for high-value open space and wildlife habitat, and protection of water quality;

  • Efforts in support of renewable energy development and transmission that are sited in ways that minimize visual impacts and fragmentation of habitat, and

  • Programs and projects that enable communities to become climate resilient.


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.